Students examine news about an espionage case. They work in small groups to research espionage and spy trials of the Cold War era. Students create oral presentations detailing presentations in specific cases.
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The Secret Service
Students research history and purpose of Secret Service, and analyze ways to improve safety in their school and community. Students then participate in Internet scavenger hunt of United States Secret Service web site to answer questions...
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Sparkplugs: Special Occasions for Writing In the History Classroom
Students are to discover ways in which to spark their interest in writing. As a class, they examine the purpose and function of political conventions. Individually, they role-play they are a page at a National convention and identify...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Renaissance Occupations - The New Middle Class
Learners share their knowledge of the Renaissance Period. In this creative activity, pupils create fliers detailing services offered during this era. They focus on a particular occupation and detail how this job has changed from then...
6th Social Studies & History
D-day Message from General Eisenhower to General Marshall
Young scholars analyze a "top secret" document written by Eisenhower. They identify and chart cliches for those about to go into battle and read related poetry. They invite a veteran to describe the D-Day invasion.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Social Studies: What's My (Nick) Name?
Students examine the nicknames given to former first ladies, such as Rosalind Carter, and discover how they are based on personality traits. After applying online research skills, they write paragraphs explaining why the nicknames were...
6th - 8th English Language Arts