Making Democracy Work for Everyone, 1877-1904
Students investigate the culture of the post Reconstruction South. They participate in a jigsaw research activity, conduct Internet research on an assigned topic, and write a report to present to the class.
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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
Putin: 'No way back' from democracy
Imagine a meeting between President Bush and Putin. Get your class thinking about global awareness, democracy, and totalitarian modes of government. They examine how two leaders approach major governmental issues and run their countries...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
What Kind of Citizen & Community Member Are You?
What makes an ideal citizen? How can we as individuals do to impact our communities in a positive way? Discuss this important concept with your class with an interactive, creative activity and follow-up role play.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Democracy, Authoritarian Capitalism, and China: Crash Course World History 230
Is democracy on the rise, or is it declining worldwide? Take a look at Crash Course World History's take on the state of global democracy when compared to the governments of Singapore, China
16 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Why Socrates Hated Democracy
What would our country look like if only the educated could vote? Modern democracy is not an intellectual democracy, but a democracy by birthright — much to the chagrin of Socrates. An informative video briefly discusses the...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
President Johnson 1965 Inaugural Address
Rocked by the sudden assassination of their beloved President John F. Kennedy, the American people elected Lyndon B. Johnson to be the 36th president of the United States. President Johnson addresses his fellow citizens from the Capitol...
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Big Ideas that Changed the World: Democracy (Part 5/5)
The series ends with the narrator's statements of conviction: �The human race (is) like survivors in a life boat with one loaf of bread. There are only three ways of distributing it: you sell it so the rich gobble it up, fight for it so...
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History