Patriotism and Protest
Students complete a unit on patriotism and protest in time of war. They analyze songs from the American Revolution, WWI, and the Vietnam War, complete a graphic organizer, and answer discussion questions about each of the songs.
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Born in the U.S.A: Music as Political Protest
Though often used in shows of patriotism, Bruce Springsteen's 1985 song "Born in the U.S.A." is critical of America's role in the Vietnam war and its treatment of American veterans. High schoolers analyze the song's lyrics in an activity...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
America Established Because of Protest
Students explore events and causes that led to American Revolution and examine popular pro-Patriot renderings and texts of these issues created both at that time and in later years. Students then prepare and deliver oral presentations...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
The United States Flag as a Symbol
Though September 11 was the most devastating attack on American soil, it was not the first. Middle schoolers discuss the symbolism of the American flag pulled from the debris at the World Trade Center, and how the flag connects to that...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Causes of the American Revolution
Beginning with the experience of hearing that lockers in school will be taxed, through analysis of political cartoons and informational text, and culminating in a debate between loyalists and patriots, your class members will engage in a...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Iran’s 2009 Voter Uprising
Young historians discover how thousands of Iranian citizens risked their lives in 2009 to protest what they believed to be fraudulent election results. The resource includes a fantastic warmup, PowerPoint presentation, video, reading...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Tracing the Idea of Civil Disobedience through Thoreau, Gandhi, and King
Young scholars analyze civil disobedience through history studying Thoreau, Gandhi, and Dr. King. In this civil disobedience lesson, students read and analyze excerpts from Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King. Young scholars...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Music: A Vehicle for Wartime Protest
Music tells fascinating stories when it comes to wartime protest. Researchers analyze some familiar tunes to determine what they reveal about the political and social climate of Vietnam War-era America. They also discuss ways music...
8th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
A Burning Desire: A Focus Group Turns Its Attention To Old Glory
Students explore the issue of a Constitutional amendment to ban flag burning. They simulate the role of a Senator's aide, conduct Internet research, write and prepare an oral and a written response based on research,
6th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History