Should They Stay or Should They Go?
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Students share opinions about labor unions, discuss the recent split within the AFL-CIO, and write an article based on interviews with union members.
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Should the National Guard Have Been Called in to Kent State?
May 4, 1970. The Kent State shootings, also known as the May 4 Massacre, rocked the nation. Ohio National Guardsmen, called to the Kent State campus by Governor James Rhodes, fired on unarmed college students, killing four and wounding...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Trial Court ‘Go Fish’
This isn't just your average game of Go Fish, but in fact, a fun and informative way for your class members to learn about the different roles of trial participants in a courtroom and their respective in-court and out-of-court duties, as...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What Should President Truman Do?
After reading the article Choices: Truman, Hirohito, and the Atomic Bomb, class members engage in a simulation, assume the role of President Truman or one of his advisors, and discuss the options open to the president. The exercise...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
When is a Wind Farm a Good Investment?
When will a wind farm pay for itself? Individuals calculate the anticipated annual revenue for two proposed wind farms. By comparing the number of years it takes to pay back the initial investment, they determine which site makes the...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Should School be a Place for Debate?
Ostensibly about the 1955-1965 Civil Rights Movement, this resource is actually the first of a series of 24 lessons that model for learners how to examine multiple perspectives, as well as the evidence used to support a particular...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Should we believe everything we read? Becoming a discerning consumer of media
Class members investigate the role media should play in a healthy democracy. As part of this study, groups analyze political advertising, use FactCheck to assess not only the veracity of but the persuasions techniques used in candidates'...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Who are the major candidates and where do they stand?
Who were the candidates in the 2008 US Presidential election and where did they stand on important issues? Use a resource that offers an opportunity to go back in time and examine candidates and issues involved in that election year.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Should We Get Rid of Standardized Testing?
Did you know that the concept of standardized testing is over 2,000 years old? But what is the purpose of these tests? What do they supposedly measure? A short video investigates the history of standardized tests.
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Migration Station: Should We Stay or Should We Go?
Students take a virtual visit to the Migration Station, to European countries that have been impacted by immigration or emigration. They write and perform scenes in which a family member must convince others that it is time to migrate.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts