American Justice: The Texas Cheerleader Plot
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Students watch a video about one woman who planned to commit murder because of a cheerleading scandal.
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Texas v. Johnson (1989)
Is burning an American flag protected under the First Amendment right to freedom of speech? Take a look at how Supreme Court justices interpreted this question, and discuss the merits of each of their arguments posed in Texas v. Johnson.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson III: Crisis, Pearl Harbor, Internment
The third in a series of lessons introduced by “A Fence Away From Freedom,” uses the Smithsonian website, “A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution” and focuses on the section of the presentation devoted to the...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy
Upper elementary learners read about jobs on a cattle drive and the lives of cowboy during U.S. Westward Expansion. They create a "Help Wanted" poster for one of the jobs. After reading primary source accounts of cowboys, they write...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
The Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I Have Found a Gold Mine!"
Students view and discuss historical documents regarding Native Americans and Californians prior to the gold rush in the 1940's. They complete a variety of activities designed to show what they have learned from these sources and class...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History
Our Brand of Segregation - West Texas
Students explore the concept of segregation. In this oral history lesson plan, students conduct interviews and research primary sources to learn about segregation practices that affected African Americans. Students present their research...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Assassination and Aftermath: The Death of JFK and the Warren Report
Learners examine the ways in which the assassination of President John F. Kennedy affected American history and American culture. They explain the role of the media in documenting American history and also influencing that history.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History