Deerfield Visit: Reading a House/Place (Ebenezer Hinsdale Williams House)
Eleventh graders study the relationship between economic level and material culture: markers of gentility (architecture, material goods) as demonstrated by a single structure.
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The Tallest Skyscraper in America Has the Fastest Elevators
The tower built in the Twin Towers' place, One World Trade Center, is not only the tallest building in the Americas—it also houses the fastes elevators. Learn more about the superspeed elevator system in the 104-story building with an...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Relocating Residents: The Impact of Housing on Community
Sama Maydani and Sarah Kuck's film, Even the Walls, that explores the benefits and drawbacks of gentrification in downtown Seattle, asks viewers to consider how houses, apartment buildings, and outdoor spaces can be designed to build a...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Road to Civil Rights
Here is a fantastic resource on the civil rights movement! It includes reading materials and worksheets, and particularly highlights major legislation and the role of the judicial branch in the federal government in addressing the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Economics of House of Cards
How does the modern television show House of Cards and its dramatization of a power-hungry congressman in American government illustrate public choice theory—the concept that politicians retain personal interests after being elected into...
8 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The House Un-American Activities Committee
Was the House Un-American Activities Committee justified in investigating subversive influences in the entertainment industry? Part two of the three-part series of lessons that examine the anti-communism movement after World War II,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Campaign of 1840: William Henry Harrison and Tyler, Too
Students list some issues important during the campaign of 1840. They compare and contrast the careers of Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison before they became president and explain why the Whigs wanted to find a candidate in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History