R U 2 Cool 2 Fool?
Eighth graders discover techniques that media uses to influence consumers buying patterns. They complete an online media literacy quiz and explore how advertisers target the teen population.
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What Are the Biggest April Fools Jokes of All Time?
After working in groups to analyze primary sources related to a historical hoax, learners will discuss how people managed to be fooled and work to identify one of the biggest April Fools jokes in history.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
On The Road Again: Cars, Culture, and Change Along Historic U.S. Highway 67
Middle and high schoolers look at historical photos and analyze some of the changes brought about by the automobile revolution in Arkansas during the 1920's. The book, A Journey Through Arkansas: Historic U.S. Highway 67, is used for...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Role of Citizens in a Participatory Democracy
Groups research participatory democracies and compare the role and rights of citizens in ancient history with those in recent U.S. history. Guided by a series of questions, individuals compose a persuasive essay in which they discuss the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Grandpa' Fight and the U.S. Government
Students are given the United States Constitution, students generate a list on the board of Grandpa's constitutional rights that might help him keep his home and property. Students become "experts," by reading and group discussion, on...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
For The Sake Of Security: U.S.A. Patriot Act & Bill of Rights
A substantive New York Times article about the U.S.A. Patriot Act, military tribunals, racial profiling, and the Bill of Rights forms the basis for a discussion of the complex interplay of fundamental American rights and the aftermath of...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 2
Eighth graders consider what it meant to be a patriot. In this U.S. and West Virginia government lesson, 8th graders watch a video and read a selection about patriots in colonial America. Students discuss the content of the sources.
8th Social Studies & History