Learners investigate the life of Stephen Decatur, how he acquired his wealth and his influence to become a hero in his own time. The practice of dueling in the early 19th century America is examined.
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The Union is Perpetual: Lincoln is Elected
Young scholars view primary documents about the race for President in the time of Abraham Lincoln. In this election lesson, students prepare arguments for and against Lincoln using an analysis sheet. Young scholars create a poster or...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Flag Protocol, Ceremonies and Activities
How can an American flag be displayed indoors vs. outdoors? What is proper etiquette for handling the flag? The Girls Scouts of the USA have put together a fantastic packet of information with everything you need to know about the...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Rise of the Jacksonian Democracy
Students examine factors shaping the people's belief that Andrew Jackson was "their" president. Using one case in point, they consider whether Jackson's leadership style helped or hurt his efforts to achieve the goals of his political...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History