Influential People Taking A Stand
Seventh graders explore how influential people have taken a stand on difficult issues and the consequences that followed. This lesson connect American studens with students in England who present their own person for exploration.
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Standing on MY Platform
After viewing a video on party conventions, group members familiarize themselves with the Democratic Party and Republican Party platforms. Then, young people collaboratively develop a party platform for the voice of youth with ideas that...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Civil War Personalities Lesson Plan
Caring, trustworthiness, and responsibility—these are only a few character traits in focus of a lesson based on stories from the Civil War era. Class members explore several influential lives while reading biographies that highlight...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Power of Remembrance
On every July 4th, we watch fireworks and celebrate our independence, but how is the history of the American Revolution preserved? Four social studies instructional activity guide learners through different memorials, commemorative...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Taking a Stand on Bullying
Middle schoolers stand up against bullying in a character-building lesson. After discussing historical figures who became advocates in times of adversity, they brainstorm ways to end bullying at their own school, and use a formal letter...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Taking a Stand: Models of Civic Participation
Learners examine what it means to participate actively as citizens. In this civics instructional activity, students watch video clips that highlight human rights issues and discuss how active participation by citizens may bring about...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis lesson focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read informational...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable