Mixing Races in New Orleans
Young scholars discuss the changes in the legal, social, and political status of African Americans and those of mixed ethnicity after reading the narrative, Haitian Immigration: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
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Crescent City Gumbo: Race and Jazz in New Orleans
What gives New Orleans its special character? Its flavor? Its texture? Its sound? Is it the beignets and chicory coffee at Cafe Du Monde on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, or the mansions in the Garden District? Is it the Shotgun...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Civility in Elections
Should all eligible citizens be required to vote? In national elections? In state elections? In local elections? What would be the benefits of such a requirement? The potential harm? Class members consider the importance of voting, write...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fights, Freedom, and Fraud: Voting Rights in the Reconstruction Era
As part of a study of post Civil War era, young historians investigate the changes in voting rights during the Reconstruction Era (1863-1876), the fraud involved in the Hayes-Tilden presidential election of 1876, and efforts by Pap...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring New York City
Your class members will get up close and personal with the Big Apple in this fantastic activity, which introduces learners to not only the concept of a city, but also provides a thorough overview of New York City itself and its unique...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The War of 1812
While the War of 1812 may not have resulted in any great shift of territories, it did have significant effects on Native Americans and the status of the United States as an independent nation. Review the major events and lasting...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking News English: New Orleans
In this New Orleans learning exercise, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions,...
5th - 10th Social Studies & History
Who Won the Space Race?
Modern animation presents an overview of the history of space exploration. Beginning with Sputnik in 1957, the international space race was on. Eventually, space exploration became, not a competition, but rather a collaboration. Also,...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable