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Students comprehend the process of working within a commission engaged in examining public policy. They use a simulated commission that has been charged with the task of making recommedations for dealing with issues surrounding sprawl.
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Practice Test: Colonialism and the Foundations of American Democracy
Which document introduced the idea of limited government? What is the official beginning of the American Revolution? From the colonial period to the establishment of the Constitution, this assessment includes 40 multiple choice questions...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Industrial Revolution: A Definition
America sure did have a few growing pains during the Industrial Revolution. Share the problems, causes, effects, and reformation that marked the turn of the century and shift in policy during US industrialization. This slide show...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Philosophy - The Stoics
All you need to get through the difficult is hope. Not so, according to the Stoics. An explanatory video explains the mentality and worldview of Stoicism, including the ways that hope can hinder one's understanding, and how, despite the...
6 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating the Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic
How bad is the opioid crisis in America? Has it gotten worse in the last few decades? Why? High schoolers delve into these questions with a thorough and thoughtful lesson from The New York Times on heroin prescription opioids. Starting...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Are the Effects of Opioid Addiction on Young People?
Are schools doing enough to address the opioid crisis in America? One school, Hope Academy in Indianapolis, focuses its entire curriculum on recovery from substance abuse. A nine-minute video from PBS documents the school's efforts to...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Las Vegas: We Are Just Like You
Students practice making multimedia documentary films by investigating cities of America. For this U.S. geography lesson, students examine Las Vegas and compare the state of Nevada to 15 other states and discuss their main differences....
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts