September 2, 1789 - U.S. Treasury Department
In this writing prompt learning exercise, students learn on September 2, 1789, the United States Treasury Department was established. Students write what famous American they would want on the front of a $1 bill if they could design a new bill.
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Benjamin Franklin and the U.S. Constitution
Students explore U.S. history by completing a quiz about civics. In this Benjamin Franklin lesson, students read assigned text about Franklin's role in the development of the Constitution and the creation of a new society. Students...
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
When Should the U.S. Government Send Troops to Another Region of the World?
Introduce your class members to the Fortified Discussion, a discussion that uses precise, academic language and factual information to support a position on a controversial topic. After reading an annotated text that presents background...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
U.S. v. Nixon (1974)
Do the communications of the president of the United States have the privilege of confidentiality? Read the arguments behind president Richard Nixon and the Supreme Course in US v. Nixon, and take a closer look at the timeline of the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Socratic Seminar on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail
Key in the struggle to gain the rights of democratic citizenship was the April 1963 arrest of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for civil disobedience. To deepen their knowledge and understanding of events during the civil rights movement,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
U.S. and Europe Online Lesson Plan
Class groups investigate the economic and political implications of a country's policies on genetically modified foods, craft a position paper detailing that policy, and share their findings with the class. Armed with this information,...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking News English: Teenage U.S. Mayor
In this teenage U.S. Mayor worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions,...
5th - 10th English Language Arts