Lucy Hayes: First Ladies' Lives
Students examine how they are part of a long line of family members by interviewing a family member. They create a presentation using their family tree and interview information.
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The Holocaust & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
It's hard to believe that such atrocities against human rights could occur in the 20th century. Young historians analyze several primary source documents regarding the Holocaust before incorporating the information they have gathered...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Primary Source Worksheet: Citizen Letters to President and Mrs. Roosevelt Concerning the Depression
A letter addressed to President Roosevelt and another addressed to Eleanor Roosevelt offer insight not only into these two amazing historical figures, but also into the struggles people faced during the Great Depression.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
In the 1950s, how did the Red Scare and the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy affect the American people? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents on the Red Scare, participate in a "find the Communist" simulation,...
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Brief History of Women in America
The story of women throughout American history is fascinating. Travel the path from domestic slave to the modern day with advocates such as Susan B. Anthony, the Grimké Sisters, and Gloria Steinem. A wonderful presentation that shows how...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Blimey! What If the British Had Won the Revolutionary War?
Students work in small groups to research and devop a PowerPoint presentation and write a paper about ways life would be different if the British had won the Revolutionary War. They select and assign roles for each member, working on...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History