How to Know if You Are a Democrat or Republican
Learners write a paper on the difference between radicals, liberals, converatives and reactionaries. They learn what political party they belong to. They write a summary of where they stand on the political continuum.
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A Veterans Day Thank You Note
This Veterans Day inspire scholars to say thank you to a veteran. Here, learners discover key details about a specific war using an interactive timeline, and then write a thank you letter offering their gratitude to someone who risked...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
An Introduction to Roland Barthes's Mythologies
Teenagers are the first to agree that they are the frontrunners in popular culture. But how much of their image is constructed by individualism, and how much of it have they bought from capitalistic sources? Roland...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Cuban Missile Crisis: How to Respond?
For 13 days, the United States stood on the edge of nuclear War. The Soviet Arms buildup in Cuba is the focus of an activity that asks groups to analyze how the governmental role each of John F. Kennedy's advisors played went on to...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How to Understand Power
Where does power come from, and why does it matter? This video will spark engaged thought and conversation amongst your class as it discusses the origins of power, how it's exercised, and what young learners can do to become powerful in...
7 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Country Solutions Step 2: The News and You
Source analysis is essential when trying to determine the major issues at stake in our community. Using the second in a series of nine lesson plans, your class members will practice how to properly approach reading news articles in order...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
40 Intriguing Photos to Make Students Think
What's going on in this picture? That's the question posed to viewers of a 40-image slide show of photos that accompanies stories from the New York Times. Without captions or context clues, individuals use their close readings skills and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Thanksgiving Interactive: You are the Historian
Take on the roles of two very different individuals living together during the same time: a pilgrim and a member from the Wampanoag Tribe. As learners navigate through the interactive, each click takes them to a part of each village to...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How to Find the True Face of Leonardo
Illustrator Siegfried Woldhek describes how he analyzed over 700 of Leonardo's works in order to determine an image of the face of the famed Renaissance man. Try flipping the lesson and adding your own assessment and discussion questions...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable