Family Recent Demographic Changes
In this Recent Demographic Changes activity, students answer 14 questions in short written responses. Suggested point values are provided.
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Unexpected Family History
The history of the northern states' involvement in the slave trade is not widely known. This resource uses the PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and the nonfiction book, Children of the New England Slave Trade, to examine this aspect...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Role of Dissent in a Democracy: Lessons from Kent State University
Young historians analyze the 1970 Kent State shootings to discuss the role dissent plays in a democracy. After viewing a detailed PowerPoint presentation, learners express their desire for change via a medium of their choice.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Value of Ancient Traditions
Imagine having to give up cell phones, computers, and TV? What would be lost? What gained? An examination of the Drokpa, a nomadic people who live in the grasslands of Tibet, provides class members an opportunity to consider how access...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
What are the factors that influence voting patterns? How do these factors influence government funding? Is participation the squeaky wheel gets the grease? Class members interpret graphs and analyze trends to determine what demographic...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Exploring Solutions to Address Radical Disparity Concerns
The deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, and the protests that followed the 2014 shootings, are the focus of a current-events activity that asks class members to brainstorm and research possible strategies to address the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Individuals as Instruments of Change
How does one become a catalyst for change? What are the challenges faced by those who take a stand for change? What part do the arts play in cultural change? Using primary and secondary sources from the 1920s and 1930s, class members...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How is Medicare and Medicaid funded in the United States? Building off of a previous video discussing the structure of Social Security in the country, this resource explains the current situation with regard to a shrinking Medicare trust...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization II - Good or Bad?
"To understand the present, we have to imagine the future." In his final video in the series, the narrator discusses an array of considerations tied to globalization, such as the implications of individualism, our impact on the...
13 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable