Private and Public Policies
Students examine how economic factors shape U.S. and Liberian foreign policy They discuss trade in diamonds, timber, rubber, and guns and other economic factors that contribute to U.S. foreign policy toward Liberia.
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The Public Sphere
How do discussions in the public sphere contribute to a public agenda, and how are these discussions distinct from those in the private sphere? This resource includes fantastic secondary source reading material on this topic, as well as...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Is the Fed Public or Private?
The Federal Reserve System as a decentralized central bank can be a difficult concept for learners to grasp. Help them get a firm handle on this concept using this resource, in which class members work as a group to identify the...
1 min 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
NASA Paves Way for Commercial Space Exploration
Students examine the privatization of NASA. In this space exploration lesson, students investigate the Obama administration's policies to privatize some of NASA's flight operations. PBS news videos are referenced in this lesson and...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Invite your learners to review the major objectives and policies enacted thus far into the presidency of Barack Obama in the United States. John Green begins by providing an overview of the recession of 2008 and the subprime mortgage...
16 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Learning about Interest Group Politics
Students identify and interpret major interest groups and think tanks of the government. Students evaluate, record, and discuss the viewpoints of guests on the News Hour. Students select several Web-based transcripts of interviews,...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Dr. Fix-It Subjects: Health, Government
Help your high schoolers undertand the critical problems around healthcare. By focusing on the political and private process of healthcare, students will watch a video, analyze issues, and write an essay on their findings. Additionally,...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills