Philantrophy of the Founding Fathers -- Alive and Well Today
Learners discuss the role that individuals have in contributing to society. They develop alternative solutions to problems in their area. They write a paper about what they have discovered.
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Preserving the Bill of Rights
Consider how America's founding fathers and their experiences contributed to the rights we all enjoy today. A collection of reading, writing, and collaborative exercises prompt high schoolers to think about the ways their current lives...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Understanding American Government: The Role of American Government
Why does America have a government and what is its purpose? Kids have these questions answered as they view a slide show describing aspects of US Government and politics. A well-organized resource with clear information regarding the...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Revolution: Interactive Guide
If you're looking for another resource to supplement your teaching of the American Revolution in United States history, you may want to consider this app. As an interactive textbook, this can afford you opportunities for deeper analysis...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"Music Be the Food of Love:" Found Poetry with Shakespeare and Hip-Hop
Lines from Shakespeare and from hip-hop artists provide learners with an opportunity to examine the literary devices these artists use to express their ideas about love. Groups use the provided lines to craft found poems, and then the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
History of the Local Community
Students research their local communities and identify the founding fathers of their city and county. In this communities lesson plan, students research using the library and internet. Students also interview citizens who have lived in...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Constitution Lecture 4: Democracy or Republic?
Part four defines oligarchy, monarchy, republic, and democracy. Each type of government is defined in terms of its linguistic and historical origins and how rights are granted in each form of government. Give your upper graders a clear...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Federalist Papers
What were The Federalist Papers? If you're preparing your class for a quiz on this topic, consider providing them with these thought-provoking study questions. Ten questions are provided, although only three contain possible answers.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Chief Executives Compared: The Federalist Papers
How do the Constitutional roles of our chief executive compare to leadership roles under the Articles of Confederation and the British monarchy? Give your historians access to Alexander Hamilton's description of presidential roles in...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History