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John Marshall House
Students examine the life of John Marshall, his house and his way of life. They analyze his values and how his private life affected his public life. They also examine historical sites that commemorate notable deeds.
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The Road to Civil Rights
Here is a fantastic resource on the civil rights movement! It includes reading materials and worksheets, and particularly highlights major legislation and the role of the judicial branch in the federal government in addressing the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Truman Doctrine and Soviet Expansion
What if? What if the United States had not adopted a policy of containment of the USSR? What if the US had not adopted the Truman Doctrine or the Marshall Plan? After examining primary source documents that reveal American policy in the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Case Study of Presidential Inaugurations: Kennedy and Obama
How do the inauguration ceremonies of a president-elect reflect the values of that president? This is the question presented to government students as they research and compare the inaugurations of John F. Kennedy in 1961 and...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Andrew Jackson: 1767-1845
A thorough examination of Andrew Jackson's presidency and politics, these slides contain important facts and pictures of the growing United States. Events such as the Trail of Tears and the Tariff Battles of the early 19th century are on...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Reconstruction and the Changing South
An amazing resource, with images, rich text, and working hyperlinks. It covers one of America's most horrible crimes against humanity, slavery. Thankfully a change took place during the Reconstruction Era. Learn about the laws, key...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Economics of House of Cards
How does the modern television show House of Cards and its dramatization of a power-hungry congressman in American government illustrate public choice theory—the concept that politicians retain personal interests after being elected into...
8 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil Rights and the 1950s
Take a closer look at "one of the most important periods of American social history: the 1950s," as well as the type of society that the civil rights movement would endeavor to change. This engaging video begins by detailing the era of...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy
Discover how Thomas Jefferson's vision for a smaller and limited government motivated major events in United States history, such as the Louisiana Purchase and the embargo of 1807. While the video is packed with information, it does...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable