Moving Out of the House?
Learners 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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Reconstruction After the Civil War
Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Alamo - Remembering Through Education
Help young historians truly remember the Alamo with a comprehensive set of informational text about the Texas Revolution. Complete with important vocabulary, biographies of prominent historical figures, thorough timelines of events, and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Women of the California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush was not just an opportunity for the male gold miners sifting for shiny nuggets. Small groups read accounts of the ways women took advantage of the influx of workers to run hotels, bake pies, and wading out into...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Growth, Cities, and Immigration
Take a closer look at America's shift toward a primarily urban population and into the world's largest industrial power in the early twentieth century. This video reviews the demographics of the first major waves of immigration into the...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Housing Price Conundrum (Part 3)
Wondering why home financing relaxed in the years following Y2K? In the third of a four-part series, Sal describes the investment phenomenon between 2000 and 2006 that allowed more people to bid on homes and increased demand...
10 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Little House in the Census: Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder
How would you use census data from 1880-1900? Here are a set of ways you can incorporate the book Little House on the Prairie and US census data from that time period. Learners will research the validity or the book based on factual...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History