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New Kent School
Students study the significance of the Green v. New Kent County Supreme Court decisions by placing an affirmative duty of school boards to integrate schools.
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After reading With Their Eyes: September 11th: The View from a High School at Ground Zero, class members select an image they consider iconic and use it as the basis of a presentation that details its origins, the story behind the image,...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Should the National Guard Have Been Called in to Kent State?
May 4, 1970. The Kent State shootings, also known as the May 4 Massacre, rocked the nation. Ohio National Guardsmen, called to the Kent State campus by Governor James Rhodes, fired on unarmed college learners, killing four and wounding...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Role of Dissent in a Democracy: Lessons from Kent State University
Young historians analyze the 1970 Kent State shootings to discuss the role dissent plays in a democracy. After viewing a detailed PowerPoint presentation, learners express their desire for change via a medium of their choice.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Separation of Powers
In a fun and informative simulation, your learners will act in groups as lead chefs, menu writers, and nutrition inspectors in deciding a new school lunch menu. They will then compare and contrast their experience to the interaction...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Kent School and the George W. Watkins School:
Students research the U.S. Supreme Court case that forced the integration of public schools and meet the individuals who experienced segregation, fought to dismantle the institution, and integrated the public school system of New Kent...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Schools Closings: What Are the Guidelines?
Students gather and read articles about school closures in Ohio or other nearby town or city, make list of criteria to use when deciding which schools should close, develop list into essay that argues for these criteria to apply in...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Football game seating: Security or Restriction?
High schoolers write an article or an editorial about the situation of Cleveland-area schools instituting policies to restrict seating at night football games. Students research their own school policy, as well as other school policies.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Education of Abigail Powers Fillmore
Students explore the way education was conducted prior to the development of the common school. They explore a about the fourteenth First Lady of the United States. Students complete research in Abigail Powers Fillmore and the common...
1st - 5th English Language Arts