Caucusing in the middle school classroom
Students, in caucus groups, write a persuasive essay based upon the data sheet plan. After essays have been written, students meet again in the same caucus groups and share their essays.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Voyage of Slaves in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Use best-teaching practices to discuss the practices and implications of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here you'll find a detailed lesson plan involving a variety of collaborative and engaging components, including image analysis,...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Tunisia and the Arab Spring
What types of countries embrace or deny freedom? Through a PowerPoint presentation, discussion, and analysis of political cartoons and news articles, your young historians will learn about the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity
Learn about the ancient Near East through a close examination of ancient artifacts. Lead your class into analysis by first observing an artifact as a class. Pupils can then work in pairs to analyze the other artifacts and compile a list...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Democrat and Republican Caucuses vs. Primaries
Which is better—primaries or caucuses? As part of a study of the electoral system, class members investigate the similarities and differences, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the two systems, read primary source materials that...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Socratic Seminar on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail
Key in the struggle to gain the rights of democratic citizenship was the April 1963 arrest of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for civil disobedience. To deepen their knowledge and understanding of events during the civil rights movement,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Right to Workers in United States
"There are more people in slavery now that at any other time in human history." To raise awareness and understanding of modern-day slavery, class groups research the various forms of slavery, including human trafficking, read and reflect...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Election Reform
Are American citizens benefitting from the current two-party election system, or is the process in need of reform? High schoolers voice their opinions with an election-themed resource that prompts them to assess a hypothetical voting...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable