Students read sections of the book, "The Jungle" and discuss the important topics with their groups. They analyze transparencies and political cartoons with their groups in order to understand the material.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 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
Turn of the Century Immigration
In an engaging simulation, class members imagine immigrating to the United States in the late nineteenth-century and arriving at Ellis Island. They then write creative journal entries about their experience and chart their journeys.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Battle Behind the Pumps - Exploring Supply & Demand
After considering the role that gasoline plays in our lives and our dependence on it as a society, learners participate in a reading activity discussing why the price of oil is increasing. They will then simulate being members of a...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents,...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
NATO: After the Cold War
Why was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) formed, and what is its mission? Learners discuss NATO's participation in various events throughout the Cold War, as well as work in groups to analyze whether those responses were...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Pearl Harbor Controversy
Did Roosevelt know about the planned attack on Pearl Harbor prior to December 7, 1941? After examining primary and secondary source materials, viewing documentary footage on the attack, a History Channel video on the controversy, and...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Robinson Crusoe Island Adventure
Students read and then identify literary elements in The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, describing characters, setting, and plot. They write original Island Adventure narrative pieces including detailed descriptions of people, places,...
1st - 12th Social Studies & History
International Aid and Fragile States
"States suffering from internal conflict, weak infrastructures, lack of economic development, and general instability are emerging as a large threat to the international security." What factors contribute to the creation of a fragile...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable