Meting Out Justice
Students investigate the murder case of Emmett Till and identify the missing pieces from the case. Through research, they then work to fill in the gaps to create a basis for examining how justice might be served anew in this controversial murder.
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Writing a Synthesis Essay
Practice sets are a standard part of AP test prep. To prepare for the AP language and composition synthesis essay, provide your class members with a packet that contains helpful strategies as well as a model prompt and the accompanying...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
America’s Indian Removal Policies: Tales and Trails of Betrayal
Examine the perspectives, cultural clashes, and historical implications of Indian removal policies in the United States during the 1930s. Your young historians will closely examine primary sources and engage in insightful discussions on...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Alabama's 1901 Constitution: What Was at Stake?
Who should be able to vote? As part of a study of the 1901 Alabama Constitution, class members examine primary source document that reveal the reasons the authors gave to support their positions on this question and their assumptions in...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Citizen Juries: Zacarias Moussaoui - May 1, 2006
Students consider deliberations by juries. In this citizen jury lesson plan, students complete readings regarding the constitutional right to a trial by jury as well as on the civic responsibility to serve on a jury.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Family Life Among the Ashanti of West Africa
Students examine the way of life of the Ashanti who live in West Africa. After locating the countries on a map, they are shown slides of artifacts to determine their uses. In groups, they compare and contrast the Ashanti's view of...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
What About My 40 Acres & A Mule?
Students provide examples of situations in society, school, etc. where either an individual or group may have been liable for reparations either legally or morally. They make distinctions as to those instances when reparations may...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Confucianism: Meet Evil with Justice and Good with Good
Young scholars explore philosophy by exploring popular Chinese phrases and sayings. In this Confucianism lesson, students discuss the former philosopher and his impact on China. Young scholars analyze Confucianism sayings and answer...
6th - 8th English Language Arts