Students define what it means to be an ally, and examine historical examples of ally behavior. They examine excerpts from Brown v. Board of Education, read about Jewish civil rights activists, and identify ways they can be allies in their school.
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Unit 2: Post-Revolution: The Critical Period 1781-1878
The post-Revolutionary Period of 1781-1787, also known as the Critical Period, is the focus of a series of lessons that prompt class members to examine primary source documents that reveal the instability of the period of the Articles of...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Vending Machine Bans Increase in Schools Nationwide
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to...
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Constitution Role Play
Should slavery be legal? Who should be able to vote? Should Revolutionary War bonds be paid back? How did the writers of the US Constitution, with their conflicting interests, answer these questions? Class members engage in a role play...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Constitutional Convention
The compromises reached during the first Constitutional Convention, including the adoption of the Bill of Rights and the formation of bicameral representation, are the focus of a brief informational packet that also includes activities...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Leads to Revolution?
From the essential question about the cause of the American Revolution to a Town Hall meeting hosted by and for your social studies class, a set of American history lessons are a great addition to your Revolutionary War unit. After...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The July Crisis: Can You Stop the Great War?
Students role-play as diplomats from countries involved in World War I who have received telegrams stating they must prepare presentations on their country's position about the war. They have 45 minutes to reach a peace accord, or they...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History