Freedom, Power and the People
Students analyze how social change has affected artistic expression and popular culture. the explain the influence of media on contemporary American culture.
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Dream Big...With Your Eyes Wide Open
For many people, Barack Obama's presidency was the next step in Martin Luther King, Jr's dream of America's future. Explore the dreams of Americans past and present, as well as the young Americans in your class, with a set of activities...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Students analyze the text of the "Four Freedoms" speech. In this voting rights instructional activity, students read the Franklin D. Roosevelt speech, respond to questions regarding it, and determine the effect it had on voting rights...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review A Time to Break Silence
Encourage teenagers to get involved in ending violence among young people. A Common Core-aligned resource and curriculum guide, designed to be used with a reading of A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Do people have to sacrifice something in order to live peacefully in a community? What is more important--freedom or security? These are the questions class members are asked to ponder after reading John Locke's ideas about a political...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What is liberty rhetoric? Examine how people have used it in four different time periods and situations. High schoolers investigate original source documents and compare them with the Declaration of Independence to decide how liberty...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Lesson Plan: The Children's Crusade and the Role of Youth in the African American Freedom Struggle
Young people played significant roles in the Civil Rights movement. Class members examine the contributions of Barbara Johns, Claudette Colvin, Mary Louise Smith, and the children of Birmingham,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Juliana Dogbadzi: Slavery/Trafficking
Progress your learners' comprehension of universal human rights by exploring the violation of human trafficking through the experiences of Juliana Dogbadzi. This activity analyzes and discusses very sensistive and graphic issues but is...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
World can't wait, students say
Learners create a lesson to present to the rest of the class about current laws, including expressing killing the president as a joke. Students research past events and current laws. Learners present to the class using mult-media, oral...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History