Students research the issues facing President Bush and write short political commentaries predicting what course the president take. For homework, they write editorials stating what they think the president should do to best serve the country.
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Healthy, Unhealthy and Abusive Relationships: Making Choices
Eleventh graders identify characteristics of dating relationships that are healthy, unhealthy, or abusive. Students investigate how to deal with conflicts that are part of any relationship and to take the proactive measures required to...
11th Social Studies & History
Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" Speech
Who was Jimmy Carter, and what is he well-known for? Explore the presidency of Jimmy Carter with this lesson. High schoolers analyze primary sources (included) and compare the energy crisis of the 1970s to today's energy issue.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Cuban Missile Crisis
This is the perfect introduction to the Cuban Missile Crisis for your young learners! The lesson includes an engaging mock air raid, in-depth discussions, audio of President Kennedy's speech to the nation, and a general, thorough...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
NATO: After the Cold War
Why was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) formed, and what is its mission? Learners discuss NATO's participation in various events throughout the Cold War, as well as work in groups to analyze whether those responses were...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learning Guide to Thirteen Days
While Thirteen Days is a fantastic film to use in the classroom in reference to the Cold War and the Cuban missile crisis, it is important to take care to effectively and properly incorporate its contents into your curriculum. This...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable