Marching For Freedom
Students appreciate the sacrifices that people from across the country made to ensure that all citizens could exercise their constitutional right to vote. They access excellent websites and documents imbedded in this plan to guide their research.
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Lookin’ for Evidence
What is the key to effectively arguing any position? Evidence! But how can we know whether a piece of information is useful to proving our point? Check out this activity whereby your class members will review a fictitious scenario...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Preserving the Bill of Rights
Consider how America's founding fathers and their experiences contributed to the rights we all enjoy today. A collection of reading, writing, and collaborative exercises prompt high schoolers to think about the ways their current lives...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Students and Freedom of Expression
Should schools restrict students' freedom of expression? Expert groups examine one of six primary source documents and then engage in a jigsaw discussion of this hot-button topic. Individuals then craft an expository essay, taking a...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Wrong Side of History: How One Group Justified Its Opposition on the Freedom Riders and Civil Rights for African Americans
Designed as a supplement to the study of the Freedom Riders, this resource uses primary sources to reveal the views of those who opposed the Freedom Riders. After careful study of the arguments presented by the members of the Montgomery...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Freedom for All?
What did abolitionists have in common with those working for women's rights? How has the Native American struggle for voting rights differed from the struggles of other groups? Class members examine the 15th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, and 26th...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Know your rights! A social studies resource features lecture notes and review questions that focus on rights guaranteed to American citizens by Constitutional amendments. Additionally, it connects modern-day issues and court cases to the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Freedom
Welcome to America, the land of liberty and freedom. Examine the ways in which the terms liberty and freedom have been used in the United States. After researching and analyzing quotations from the past and present, students create an...
5th - 12th English Language Arts