Sizing Up Schools
Students explore the meaning of education and research the various strategies different American states are using to try to meet the academic requirements of the public school system.
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Barter & Money
You want five pigs, but you only have four bails of hay. How will you manage to get your want? A great simulation begins this lesson into why the use of money has replaced the process of bartering. Then, after indulging in a comic book...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Funding "Great" Schools For All in America
Students use research skills and primary sources to complete a equal educational opportunities scavenger hunt activity in pairs. They locate key facts, examples, and information about the inequities in U.S. schools and create projects...
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Grasping the Idea of Evolution
Students compare and their performance of a series of tasks using their thumb and fingers to their performance of the same tasks without the use of their thumb. The class discussion that follows the activity defines and discusses the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Conferences and General Courses Framework for the Law Elective: Mainstreaming Law-Related Opportunities in the Local Curriculum
Students study background information on the laws and customs that make up our legal system, our legislative system, and our executive branches of government.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History