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Students explore the positions of the members of the United Nations Security Council. They stage an enactment of a Council meeting by presenting findings to ambassadors who debate the best course of action.
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The Cold War
Take your instruction on the Cold War to the next level by having learners participate in a group role-playing exercise, working to convey pertinent information and illustrate the intense anxiety related to this time period in the United...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Kind of Citizen & Community Member Are You?
What makes an ideal citizen? How can we as individuals do to impact our communities in a positive way? Discuss this important concept with your class with an interactive, creative activity and follow-up role play.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Role of Media
What constitutes the media, and how does it act as a gatekeeper, agenda-setter, and watchdog in society in the United States? Through a variety of worksheets and an in-class true/false participation review, your young citizens will...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Gender Roles: Exposing Stereotypes
A series of activities help middle- and high-schoolers identify and explore gender stereotypes and how they can lead to violence and abuse. Use think-pair-share to activate whole class brainstorming about what it means to "be a man" and...
8th - 9th 21st Century Skills
Lesson 5: In the Courtroom: Understanding the Players and the Action
Young lawyers put Goldilocks on trial as they develop an understanding of the legal system in the final lesson of this five-part series. After learning about key terms relating to litigation, students are assigned roles and reading...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Battle Behind the Pumps - Exploring Supply & Demand
After considering the role that gasoline plays in our lives and our dependence on it as a society, learners participate in a reading activity discussing why the price of oil is increasing. They will then simulate being members of a...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Oral History Activity
Oral history has brought a multitude of lessons, stories, and factoids to our current knowledge of the past. Let us continue to use oral history traditions through a lesson that encourages pupils to discover and appreciate where they...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Naturalized Citizens and the Presidency
Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution takes center stage in a instructional activity that asks class members to assume the role of state senators, debate a resolution to amend the U. S. Constitution to permit naturalized...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
“You Better Check Yourself!”: Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances in the US Government
Through role playing as one of the three branches of government regarding a congressional decision made in 2000, learners explore the concept of separation of powers and checks and balances.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable