Moving Out of the House?
Students review the past events of the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton and examine the impending steps of Congress if the House of Representatives approves impeachment and the issue moves into the Senate.
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Can the World be a Fair and Just Place?
Introduce various perspectives of the civil rights movement to your middle schoolers by having them take on roles in groups. They read a projected excerpt describing a house (linked) from either the perspective of a real estate agent or...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Road to Civil Rights
Here is a fantastic resource on the civil rights movement! It includes reading materials and worksheets, and particularly highlights major legislation and the role of the judicial branch in the federal government in addressing the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Consumer Economics: Building a Budget
I think most of us adults could use a tip or two on how to budget our personal finances. Pass on some valuable knowledge to your pupils as they move into the real world. The presentation provides three easy steps to creating a personal...
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Housing Price Conundrum (Part 2)
This second of four videos starts with a short history of the housing market and the conditions that allowed some people to buy, when others could rent. These starting points are a great topic for students to discuss further before...
9 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Bailout 5: Paying off the debt
Chronicling the "first wave" of the financial crisis with a short review, Sal goes on to explain how bad choices and unfortunate moves by several banks can lead to total disruption of a financial system. Sprinkling real-world examples...
11 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History
America 101: What Happens on Inauguration Day?
Is Inauguration Day always on January 20th? Do incoming presidents always take the oath of office on a Bible? Learn the answers to these questions and more with an informative and entertaining video about Inauguration Day.
2 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Forty Acres? The Question of Land at the War's End
Should land be redistributed to former slaves after the Civil War? This essential question guides a lesson on the Reconstruction Era, as learners analyze primary sources (linked), recording responses on a worksheet (linked). To model the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
What? No Books in the White House?
Students work in groups to create a class research project. They each read an article about the development of the library in the White House by the Abigail and President Millard Fillmore. Students are assigned to one of five groups. One...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History