A Shared Past
Learners discuss perceptions they have about Lyndon Johnson. They compare three explanations of Lyndon Johnson's actions as president based upon different biographical approaches.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Does the Defense of Marriage Act Promote the Health, Safety, Morals, and General Welfare of the Public?
Gay marriage is the topic for a structured, academic controversy discussion. The process begins with groups reading primary source documents and recording their responses to text-based questions on the provided graphic organizer....
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Primary Source Worksheet: Lyndon B. Johnson, Excerpt from “To Fulfill These Rights”
"Equal opportunity . . . is not enough." Johnson's 1965 commencement address to the students at Howard University provides an opportunity for participants to see how education was a key element in his vision for civil rights.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
How did Ku Klux Klan develop and flourish in the US? How did the government respond to acts of terrorism conducted by the KKK following the Civil War? How does the government respond to acts of terrorism today? This resource launches a...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Symbols and Words of Hate
“Learning to discuss. . . controversial topics in an open and respectful way is a key to ensuring a healthy classroom, school, and community.” Guided by this principle, this resource is structured with a series of exercises that asks...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learning About Immigration in North Carolina with “A Home on the Field”
Paul Cuadros's A Home on the Field, the story of his attempt to create a soccer team for Hispanic immigrant children in a North Carolina high school, launches an investigation of immigration and the issues immigrants face.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
"Let us Reason Together" Lyndon Johnson, Master Legislator
Students explore the contributions of Lyndon B. Johnson. In this congress lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on the prowess of Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative skills. Students respond to discussion questions connected to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History