Robinson vs Barlow and the White Indians: A Trial
Students judge the actions of Nathan Barlow and the White Indians by putting them on trial in the classroom. They discuss how public opinion can change based on time. Students judge the White Indians based on the early 1800's not on today.
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"Scottsboro Boys": A Trial Which Defined an Age
Here's a must-have resource. Whether your focus is racism, the Great Depression, the "Scottsboro Boys" trial, or part of a reading of To Kill A Mockingbird, the information contained in the seven-page packet will save hours of research...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies
Listen as this famed speaker argues why "the real story of history is about regular people trying to take care of their families" and "small-scale dramas," particularly in the case of colonial America. Topics covered include the shift...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
History vs. Richard Nixon
Should we remember Richard Nixon only for his abuse of power and the scandal that resulted in the end of his presidency? Here is a fantastic TedEd video illustrating major highlights from Nixon's term as president of the United States,...
6 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Unconquerable Doing the Impossible: Jackie Robinson's 1946 Spring Training in Jim Crow Florida
Students examine Jackie Robinson's role in the Civil Rights movement. They read an essay and watch a video about his spring training in 1946. They answer questions about the material and discuss.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
History vs. Andrew Jackson
What would happen if the values and decisions of the past were put on trial today? Watch as the answer unfolds in a clever cartoon drama centering on the presidency of Andrew Jackson. A great way of opening the door to multiple points of...
5 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Lesson 2-Profiles in Courage: To Kill A Mockingbird and the Scottsboro Boys Trial
Review one of the most memorable cases in the history of the United States. After reading To Kill A Mockingbird, young scholars read and select court transcripts and other primary source material from the Scottsboro Boys Trial of 1933....
9th - 12th English Language Arts
History vs. Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Lenin is on trial in an engaging, animated video where the merits and consequences of the formation of the Soviet Union and Lenin's actions are reviewed. This is a great way to illustrate how to establish and argue unique...
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable