Karl Marx Isn"t the only one who can Write a Manifesto!
Students examine current problems in the school, the community, the country, the world. They develop a set of statements that demonstrates the way they see the problem and how they think it might be addressed.
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The One-Question Interview
Generate interest in current events, the theme of a new unit, or a research project. Individuals select a question from the list generated by the class, conduct one-on-one interviews, analyze the responses, draw conclusions based on...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
One Kid, One Vote
Learn about why the citizens of Washington, D.C. feel unrepresented in Congress with an article about D.C voting rights. Individuals read about the movement toward congressional representation in Washington, D.C., before answering...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)
Researching and writing about the experiences of the 9/11 victims, rescue workers, first responders, and local citizens can be a cathartic and appropriate way to remember them. Middle schoolers draw upon their own memories of 9/11 and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
One Big Party?
Check out this resource for a general overview of political parties as they exist in the United States and around the world. After reading about what defines a political party and the various types of party systems that exist today, your...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Exploring Who Can Vote and How to Vote
Voting requirements and voting laws in the USA have been controversial since the establishment of our democracy. While focused on North Carolina, this lesson gives any class a thoughtful examination of the laws about voting eligibility,...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Mansa Musa, One of the Wealthiest People Who Ever Lived
Discover the complex, rich legacy of fourteenth century African king Mansa Musa, who is said to have been one of the wealthiest individuals who has ever lived. Young historians will learn about trade routes between the Mediterranean and...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Thomas Jefferson and Monticello: An Introduction to Writing Historical Fiction
Thomas Jefferson is one of the most recognized names and faces in America—but is there more to the third president of the United States? Upper elementary and middle schoolers conduct research on Jefferson, his famous home at Monticello,...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The First Thanksgiving (Grades 6-8)
Take your middle schoolers back to the first Thanksgiving with an engaging cross-curricular unit that ties together topics in social studies and ELA. While learning about he settlement at Plymouth young scholars participate in a series...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Spanish-American War: 1 Day Lesson
After analyzing newspaper articles portraying different perspectives of the explosion of the Battleship USS Maine, your young historians will take a stand on which position is the most believable in both discussion and writing.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable