And The Winner Is
Students investigate the concept of The MTV Awards shows and how they have been used to form the culture of a generation over time. They view rerun episodes of the shows and write reflectively about observations that are made.
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New Review Political Debates: Advising a Candidate
Debates are a key part of presidential campaigns, and high school historians get a chance to analyze debates from the past and present: first, the debate between Nixon and Kennedy, and then a recent debate of their choosing. Also...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Economics of Dallas Buyers Club
How do entrepreneurship and crony capitalism intersect with federal regulation and the Food and Drug Administration in Dallas Buyers Club? This is a fascinating video that covers a wealth of economic concepts while referencing the recent...
8 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Primaries and Caucuses
What is the difference between a primary and a caucus? Why does the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary get so much attention? Watch as this presenter explains this detailed and varied process of electing candidates that will head to a...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Let There Be Peace: Nobel Prize Winners
What is the Nobel Peace Prize? After they establish criteria for great leadership, secondary learners read a New York Times article about President Jimmy Carter's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Individuals research the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Why Is California so Important?—Getting into the Electoral College
How much power does your state have in the presidential election? Young scholars investigate the mathematics of the Electoral College in the first lesson of a three-part series. The focus is on the measures of central tendency when...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed