Students listen to clips from Congressional Moments radio programs to examine role government plays in our lives, and discuss role of citizens in a representative democracy.
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Constitution in the Classroom: The Right to Vote
The system of checks and balances is integral to the functionality of the United States government. Learn more about the ways the three branches of the government work together—and about the limitations of their power—with an informative...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
In the 1950s, how did the Red Scare and the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy affect the American people? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents on the Red Scare, participate in a "find the Communist" simulation,...
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Congressional Moments on the App Store on iTunes
Access documents housed in the Library of Congress for free. Examine key legislation that still impacts our lives today. Learn how to identify primary source materials and how to analyze them. History and civics buffs will find hours of...
7th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Clinton Years, or the 1990s
If you're short on time toward the end of the school year but would like to give your class a thorough overview of the United States in the 1990s, check out this detailed and entertaining review. The video reviews everything from...
16 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
More Fiscal Cliff Analysis
Continuing from a previous video explaining the various budgetary proposals of 2013 in the United States, this video illustrates a more in-depth analysis of the fiscal cliff. It reviews complex concepts such as the pros and cons of...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable