Desegregating the Kentucky Public School System
Students watch a video which chronicles the struggle to desegregate Kentucky's schools. They write a paper on a given aspect of what they saw in the video.
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Young historians explore monumental events in the history of school segregation in the United States, such as Brown v. Board of Education and the Little Rock Nine. They conclude with an experiential activity by delivering an argument in...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Federal System Created by the Constitution?
Explore the unique structure of the federal system of government in the United States. Class members will learn about how most nations were organized before the establishment of the Constitution, how power is currently divided between...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Our Classroom Constitution
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part lesson series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established, young scholars...
5 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Pre-Industrial Education: A Comparative Approach
Which school system is better: our current system or the one from the 19th century? Compare schools of the 19th and 21st centuries using an historical perspectives lesson plan. Learners research primary and secondary sources to discover...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Trouble in Little Rock: The Desegregation of Central High School
Middle schoolers study one aspect of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States; the battle over desegregating the public schools. They study the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas by producing a newspaper,...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Human Interactions with Living Systems
Middle schoolers work in groups to research how humans impact living systems. After selecting a topic the group feels is interesting and urgent, they use the media center’s resources to collect data and prepare a three-minute iMovie...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Remember: The Journey to School Integration
Young scholars explore equality by reading a classic Civil Rights story. In this desegregation instructional activity, students read the book Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison while discussing the Civil Rights...
4th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Presentation to Class and School
How's the weather today? Elementary and middle schoolers plan severe weather awareness day in this lesson plan on research presentations. They present their research reports, along with their action plan and any other associated products...
4th - 8th English Language Arts