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What Experiences Shaped the Founders' Thinking about Government?
9th - 12th
Students study the ideas and experiences that shaped the founding fathers' perspective about government. In this the government lesson plan, students examine the Articles of Confederation as they relate to the power of government....
The Founding of America & Ben Franklin - Founding Fathers: The Immoral Institution of Slavery
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the institution of slavery. For this colonial America lesson, 11th graders watch 2 videos that feature the founding fathers' stance on slavery. Students research how selected founding fathers tried...
Is Inheritance Really All In Our Genes?
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce young scholars to epigenetics, the study of the changes in organisms. Viewers learn about investigators at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada who have shown that a father's diet can influence the health and...
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Our forefathers worked to create a more perfect nation for us, and the road to democracy was anything but smooth. Add these resources to your unit on the Declaration of Independence and show your young Americans the roots of their political society.
Electricity and Magnetism: Ben Franklin and His Influence
Fourth graders explore electricity by examining the life of Benjamin Franklin. In this biographical lesson, 4th graders listen to the teacher read facts of Benjamin Franklin's life and analyze his contributions to our current society. ...
Benjamin Franklin: Politician and Diplomat
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
A scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, politician, and the founder of a nation—and that's just one person! Learners investigate the many lives of Benjamin Franklin. Using a hands-on interactive online resource, they analyze primary...
Federalists, the Founding Fathers and the Electoral College
9th - 12th
Learners consider the Federalist and Anti-Federalist views of the U.S. plan for government. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students discuss the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation as they read selected Federalist Papers....