Bringing Up Baby
Students explore why a government might want to influence its citizens with regards to decreasing or increasing the birthrate. They draft laws and write analytical essays.
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Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
To What Extent Were Civil Rights a Priority for the Kennedy Administration?
Designed for an advanced placement class, this resource requires class members to assess President Kennedy's dedication to civil rights through reading, discussion, and writing. Provided with a set of eight primary and secondary sources,...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Who Can Vote and How to Vote
Voting requirements and voting laws in the USA have been controversial since the establishment of our democracy. While focused on North Carolina, this instructional activity gives any class a thoughtful examination of the laws about...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Exploring The American Dream
What is the American Dream and how is it achieved? This lesson focuses in particular on the rise of the American Dream during the 1950s and includes a variety of primary sources for class members to interact with as they explore this...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Deficits and Debts
Should the escalating national debt be keeping you up at night with worry? Not necessarily, as explained by an entertaining video by Crash Course economics. Learn about the ways that a high GDP can contribute to the health of an economy...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable