Students examine the Watergate scandal. In this Nixon presidency instructional activity, students examine primary documents regarding the Watergate scandal. Students respond to questions pertaining to "The Smoking Gun."
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The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Anticipating the State of the Union, January 2010
Designed to precede President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union address, the concepts and approach used here would still enrich social studies and language arts classes. It might even be fun to compare reporter Eileen Wu’s predictions with...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" Speech
Who was Jimmy Carter, and what is he well-known for? Explore the presidency of Jimmy Carter with this lesson. High schoolers analyze primary sources (included) and compare the energy crisis of the 1970s to today's energy issue.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
African Americans and the Vietnam War
No need to look any further. This resource has everything for a solid exploration of the role of African Americans in the Vietnam War. Class members read primary sources, including a Martin Luther King speech, political cartoons of the...
11th Social Studies & History
The Evolution of Congress
Using the Internet, as well as textbooks, high school scholars research how Congress has evolved over the years. They examine legislative leaders and their accomplishments, compare and contrast legislative procedures in various eras, and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
on Trial: Anonymous Sources, Promises of Confidentiality And Privacy
Students research the case of Matthew Cooper and Judith Miller, two reporters found in contempt of court for failing to divulge their sources. They participate in a mock trial as they consider the case from various points of view.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History