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1998 Deaf President Now Protest
Students investigate the rationale and motives behind the Deaf President Now protest.
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Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" Speech
Who was Jimmy Carter, and what is he well-known for? Explore the presidency of Jimmy Carter with this lesson. High schoolers analyze primary sources (included) and compare the energy crisis of the 1970s to today's energy issue.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The American Presidency Grades 7-9
As part of a study of the American Presidency, groups investigate five topics: Campaigns and Elections, Role and Responsibilities, Life in the White House, Assassination and Mourning, and Communicating the Presidency.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Allende and Pinochet in Chile
Introducing one of the "darker periods" of both Chilean and U.S. history, the narrator details the 1973 Allende Coup in Chile. The attempted kidnapping/assassination of Rene Schneider is addressed, as is the degree of involvement of the...
15 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Rise of Conservatism
Check out this fascinating, in-depth look at the rise of conservatism in the United States during the 1960s. The narrator discusses increased support for unregulated capitalism and individual autonomy, reaction to what appeared to be a...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
President Madison's 1812 War Message: Answers Lead to More Questions
High schoolers investigate President Madison's case for declaring war against Great Britain. Students assume the roles of newspaper reporters and cite key points in Madison's argument for declaring war, and hypothesize about primary...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
President Lyndon B Johnson's Address to the Nation March 31, 1968
"I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President." So declared President Lyndon B. Johnson in his address to the nation on March 31, 1968. As part of their study of the Vietnam War,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable