Analyze the Impact of the Three Fifths Compromise on Representation
Students, while in the computer lab, explore, examine, study and analyze the impact of the Three Fifths Compromise on representation. They calculate representation in the House of Representatives and chart statistical data on a bar graph.
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Civil Rights Historical Investigations
The murder of Emmett Till, the Selma to Montgomery march, and the desegregation of Boston schools are the focus of three units that ask class members to investigate why these events were so key in the struggle for civil rights. Groups...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Regents Review Worksheet #1: Principles of the U.S. Constitution
Kids who take the Regents Exam really need to know a lot of information. This is a wonderful exam review tool that includes 26 pages of questions, charts, and suggested readings to help upper graders pass the test. It focuses on all...
12th Social Studies & History
Civility in Elections
Should all eligible citizens be required to vote? In national elections? In state elections? In local elections? What would be the benefits of such a requirement? The potential harm? Class members consider the importance of voting, write...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Anatomy of the Constitution
According to the United States Constitution, which branch of government is responsible for printing money? Declaring war? Punishing pirates?! Also, what is the process for amending the Constitution? These are just some of the questions...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Themes of the Novel
Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God presents three strong central themes: a woman's voice, race, and religion. After finishing the novel for homework the night before, kids address these themes in a discussion and writing...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Forbidden Faces: Effects of Taliban Rule on Women in Afghanistan
The rule of the Taliban and America's war on terror are major issues in today's international affairs. Help acquaint your learners with the Taliban and its rise to power, dispel common misconceptions, and study the effects of their rule...
9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Seeing All Sides: Orthographic Drawing
How can your draw three-dimensional figures on paper? The lesson shows pupils how to draw orthographic projections of three-dimensional figures composed of cubes. After viewing a PowerPoint presentation, they practice this skill with...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Travel back to 1787 as young scholars investigate the creation of the US Constitution. After first working in small groups to create sets of classroom rules, learners go on to read a summary of the Constitution and watch a short video...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed