Science Under Control
Young scholars investigate and assess scientific issues for which government regulation has been or might be enacted. Using their research, students write letters to lawmakers supporting or contesting related legislative efforts.
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Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
2nd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Media Awareness Network: Hate or Debate?
Discuss the difference between legitimate debate on a political issue and arguments that are based on hate through a science-fiction scenario that shows how a controversial issue can be discussed in both ways. Then learn how purveyors of...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
History, Eugenics and Genetics
A poignant 20-slide show introduces high schoolers to the amazing accomplishments of genomics and raises the question of eugenics. This lesson is only for mature audiences, as it deals with rape and other sensitive topics, but it is...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
An Introduction to Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom
Friedrich Hayek's 20th century work The Road to Serfdom warns readers against classical socialism and its tendency to stem from good intentions into total tyranny and control. A brief video explains Hayek's points about socialism and...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Does Stress Cause Pimples?
After this video, make sure to give a pop quiz on pimples! The question that is answered is whether or not pimples are caused by stress. Stress hormones give our bodies what we need for a fight or flight, but what happens if we don't do...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Energy Generating a Culture: Early American Coal Miners and Coal Mining Culture
Students calculate how much coal they use based on their electric power usage. In this environmental science lesson, students trace the history of coal mining in US. They write a letter to USPS to encourage them to create coal mining...
6th - 10th English Language Arts