Artha: Strategies for Survival, Success and Power
Students explain the concept of artha, recognize strategies that allow states to survive, and see how elements useful in political science can be applied to getting ahead in everyday life (for long version only).
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Skill Twenty: Sell Successfully
"Selling is important in all professions because it involves synthesizing information and persuading people." Rather than using this as a lesson on how to sell a product, this resource might best be used as an inquiry into what goes into...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Improving My Community Through Social Action
Action is the heart of change. Encourage class members to not only identify critical social justice issues in their school or community but to take action as well. As individuals or as groups, they research a situation, develop a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How to Turn Protest into Powerful Change
What if? What if change were possible? Believe it or not change is possible. While not easy, it is possible if those committed to change adopt the three core strategies for "peacefully turning awareness into action and protest into...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
"The Proper Application of Overwhelming Force": The United States in World War II
Students examine the role that the U.S. played in bringing about victory in the two major theaters of the war in the Pacific and Europe. How the various military campaigns contributed to the war's successful conclusion forms the focus of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Life Skills for Vocational Success: Transportation, Owning a Car, Topic 1: Purchasing a Car
Discuss things to consider when purchasing a car with high schoolers. They will use newspaper ads to locate a car in their price range. Then they use a "Loan Calculation Chart" to estimate monthly payments of their car. In the end, they...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Importance of Focus
Focus is essential to successful individuals. Learn from the comments of several renowned figures, from Google co-founder Larry Page to filmmaker James Cameron, who attribute their success to their ability to concentrate, eliminate...
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable