Students analyze how the outcome of the 2002 midterm elections changed the balance of power in the government. They write a news analysis and evaluation of how the nation be governed in the future.
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A Journey to Paradigm Shifts Guided Through the Lives of Gandhi and King
The students read "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Through this study the students will learn what paradigms are, and how to distinguish whether the paradigms they have established in their lives are positive or negative. In this...
6th Social Studies & History
The New Deal
Did the New Deal end the Great Depression? Did it destroy American freedom or expand the definition of liberty? In addition to reviewing the traditional alphabet soup of government programs, this video will offer your learners the...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Does Racism Affect How You Vote?
What conditions support racism? What specific actions can we, as a society, take to encourage greater racial tolerance? Using polling data and sociological studies in his research, Nate Silver illustrates the effect racism can have in...
9 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Defining America's Role in the World
As the first American president to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and only one of four presidents to do so in United States history, Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policy achievements and preservation of peace are often overshadowed by his...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Oral History of World War II
Students research how citizens from the United States respond to the onset, duration and aftermath of World War II. They view clips from the movie "Swing Shift" and discuss the roles of civilians, minorities and military personnel. They...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The War in the South, 1778–1781
The second in a three-part look at the Revolutionary War focuses the years from 1778 through 1781 and zooms in on military operations in the southern colonies, the French alliance, and the role African-Americans played in events. Class...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The War in the South, 1778-1781
Students explore the major terms of the Franco-American alliance and their importance to the cause of independence. The most important military engagements in the South are discussed and their significance for the outcome of the war noted.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) in the History Classroom
SAC is a specific approach to discussing history and controversial issues. Rather than adhering to an either/or debate-style paradigm, it fosters speaking and constructivist listening to enable learners to build consensus through...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History