The My Lai Courts Martial of 1970
Students research the My Lai Massacre and trial. Students discuss the events and the trial, reviewing the constitutional amendments and concerns related to the massacre. Students write an analysis of photographs related to the incident.
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Should the National Guard Have Been Called in to Kent State?
May 4, 1970. The Kent State shootings, also known as the May 4 Massacre, rocked the nation. Ohio National Guardsmen, called to the Kent State campus by Governor James Rhodes, fired on unarmed college students, killing four and wounding...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Role of Dissent in a Democracy: Lessons from Kent State University
Young historians analyze the 1970 Kent State shootings to discuss the role dissent plays in a democracy. After viewing a detailed PowerPoint presentation, learners express their desire for change via a medium of their choice.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents,...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
"It was my view then, and still is, that you don't make war without knowing why." Remembering Vietnam is a powerful resource. The essential questions, the activities, the readings, the materials examined all seek to provide learners with...
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Baseball: The Tenth Inning - Bases Divided
Baseball is a relatively high-interest topic through which social studies classes can explore racial prejudice in the US. Video clips provide much of the background information that groups record on their handout and then share with the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Vietnam War & its Impact on American Society
Foster discussion in your advanced high school history class with primary sources from the Vietnam War era. After a timeline activity involving manipulatives, pupils get down to business analyzing and categorizing the document set. All...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Cold War in Asia
Dig deeper into the motivations and details of American involvement in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. This engaging video covers the events and profound effects of attempts made by the United States to prevent the spread of communism in...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable