Church and State Separation: The Challenge and the Debate
Students describe the basic elements of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment as it relates to the separation of church and state and freedom of religion.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 9: Debating Imperialism
To gain an understanding of Imperialism, class members read Rudyard Kipling's poem, "The White Man's Burden" and Mark Twain's essay, "To the Person Sitting in Darkness." Groups compare these perceptions of non-white cultures with the...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Rights of Women in the United States
Six diverse activities make up a substantial unit on the women's rights movement in the United States, past and present. A few of the topics at hand: the fourteenth and nineteenth amendments, the Equal Pay Act, the Lily Ledbetter Act,...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Family Time: Challenge Activities (Theme 5)
"Family Time" is the theme of a unit equipped with a series of challenge activities. Concepts reinforced include possessive nouns, pronouns, text organization, adjectives, writing types, and patterns by way of creative and research...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Korematsu v. United States (1944)
Young historians learn about the arguments and decisions made during the Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. United States, as well as complete a instructional activity activity referencing President Ronald Reagan's national apology to...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Social Studies: Church and State
Discuss the separation of church and state as it relates to government entities. This is a great way to launch a discussion on the relationship between these groups. Learners analyze this relationship in governments throughout the world,...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Constitution Lecture 9: Separation of Church and State
Part nine concludes this series on the US Constitution. The focus of this lecture is the separation of church and state, it pulls from the Constitution itself and breaks down the language in relation to its use at the time the First...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Faith-Based Initiatives: Separation of Church and State
Middle schoolers examine the role of religion in everyday life. In this religion and ethics lesson, students investigate the use of government funds to support faith-based initiatives. The lesson calls for middle schoolers to conduct...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
International Aid and Fragile States
"States suffering from internal conflict, weak infrastructures, lack of economic development, and general instability are emerging as a large threat to the international security." What factors contribute to the creation of a fragile...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable