Radio Free America?
Students explore the controversy over the recent FCC vote to loosen restrictions on media ownership. After researching the background and position of local radio stations, students evaluate and make recommendations about free speech.
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Mapping the Americas
Celebrate the geography of the Americas and develop map skills through a series of activities focused on the Western Hemisphere. Learners study everything from earthquakes and volcanoes of the Americas and the relationship between...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Declaration of Independence
Students examine the Declaration of Independence. In this colonial America lesson, students read literature regarding the document as well as excerpts of the document itself. Students also perform a Reader's Theatre script based on the...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Blame Game for the Loss at Pearl Harbor
Known as the day that will live in infamy, the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was a shock to all. But why was the United States unprepared on that December morning? Study a series of primary sources in a document-based question that...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Civil Rights in America
Civil Rights in America is the theme of this 2014 packet of materials prepared for Florida's Black History Month studies. Class members examine news reports and images of key civil rights leaders and events during the struggle for equal...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Study of Jon Stewart’s Comedy on America
What do your pupils think of the state of news casting in the United States? Find out with the materials and plan provided here. The resource includes a journal prompt, several reading selections, an essay prompt, a model essay, a...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Religion
The United States of America was founded on firm ideals of both the pursuit of happiness and a spirit of reverence. Through a close reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," you can examine what some consider was a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
9/11 Backlash: Being Muslim In America
Discover the experience of being Muslim in America. In this diversity lesson, watch "9/11 Backlash: Being Muslim in America," and research how Muslims are portrayed in American television and movies. Debate the media portrayal of Muslims.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
From The Great War To The Great Depression
Discover details about 1920's America. In this American history instructional activity, students read From the Great War to the Great Depression. Students then research famous Americans from the time period and present their findings to...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History