Interpreting the Law on Safe Employment
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Students watch a video and examine the United States government and the process of appeals.
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Comparing "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" and Chapter 3 of Eagle Song
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5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Impact of the Jim Crow Era on Education, 1877–1930s
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Showdown on the Frontier
Especially critical following a series of shootings in schools, theaters, and religious buildings, it's safe to say that we need to evaluate the current laws on gun control. Eighth graders read a New York Times article in order to better...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History