Family, Community, Homeland
Students read "Growing Up German: Excerpts from Hitler's Last Courier" by Armin Lehmann. They discuss growing up in Nazi Germany and how Armin's life was influenced. They discuss influences in our society today and how they compare to Armin's.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Does the Defense of Marriage Act Promote the Health, Safety, Morals, and General Welfare of the Public?
Gay marriage is the topic for a structured, academic controversy discussion. The process begins with groups reading primary source documents and recording their responses to text-based questions on the provided graphic organizer....
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Learning About Immigration in North Carolina with “A Home on the Field”
Paul Cuadros's A Home on the Field, the story of his attempt to create a soccer team for Hispanic immigrant children in a North Carolina high school, launches an investigation of immigration and the issues immigrants face.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Historical and Cultural Context
An insult to American politicians? A satire of news media? Or a critique of censorship, political corruption, and media propaganda? As part of a unit study on film, class members examine how director Frank Capra's develops these themes...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Music and the American Identity/American Culture
Does music unite or divide Americans? How does music reflect and influence American culture? After journaling an initial response to these central questions, groups examine primary source documents, listen and respond to a wide range of...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Bridge to the Future: Enlarging the European Union
The political, social, and economic challenges the European Union faces as it enlarges is the focus of a six-lesson unit. Class members investigate and craft a presentation about a member country, the treaties member states must sign,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Extra extra, read all about record levels of civic duty and social responsibility! Here is a handout featuring USA Today news articles on recent surging volunteer rates, such as among college freshmen, celebrity activists, or in the...
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great
Comparing and contrasting Capitalism and Socialism, this lecture outlines many nuances between the two economic systems, including the ideas of meritocracy and "fairness." A discussion about the effects of either system gone "unchecked"...
14 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History