Students view a short film about the results of dropping the atomic bomb at the end of World War II. They research controversies surrounding the use of the bomb and nuclear weapons. They write two editorials about the issue.
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New Review “Duck and Cover” (Civil Defense)
Bert the Turtle models for viewers the 1950s Civil Defense Duck and Cover strategy that was supposed to protect citizens from a nuclear blast. After viewing the video, watchers are asked to consider the motivations of the producers of...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Cold War
Take your instruction on the Cold War to the next level by having learners participate in a group role-playing exercise, working to convey pertinent information and illustrate the intense anxiety related to this time period in the United...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Who’s in Charge Here Anyway? The Continued Debate Over Immigration Policy
After a quick review of previous lessons examining immigration policy of the past, individuals read, annotate, and answer text dependent questions based on an article about Arizona Immigration. The whole class then engages the question,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission & the First Amendment
Should Congress be allowed to limit the amount of money a corporation spends to support a political candidate? Here you'll find a fantastic lesson plan and activities to help your young citizens approach this question.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Chernobyl: A Story from Inside a Nuclear Disaster Area
On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear disaster in history occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. After reading an interview surrounding the aftermath of the event, your learners will then discuss how disasters can be...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review On the Verge of Displacement
By having scholars tackle this interdisciplinary lesson, they'll see how social studies and environmental science are related as they explore the impact that the construction of a dam will have on the population and ecosystem of the Omo...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Then and Now: Fed Policy Actions During the Great Depression and Great Recession
Review the Great Depression in the United States from an economist's perspective, examining roots of the crash, government policy actions, and policies instituted by the Fed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable