Social Demographics and Election Statistics
Students identify the type of data contained in a spreadsheet. They manipulate a spreadsheet of presidential election returns. Students develop the skills to use the Microsoft Excel program.
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First Person: Diversity in Video Gaming
High schoolers explore the relationship between video games and actual population. Example: A 2005 study showed Latino youth play at higher rates than other groups, but there are no Latino playable characters. They watch a brief video...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The battle over same-sex marriage is a prevalent issue in the United States, and a valuable topic to be discussed in your social studies classroom. Here is a basic outline of introductory questions, focus questions, vocabulary, and media...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review Congo and Africa's World War: Crash Course World History 221
Clarify the history and conditions of modern-day Africa with a video by Crash Course World History. As high schoolers learn about Joseph-Desire Mobutu, the Rwandan Genocide, and the first democratic election in the Democratic Republic of...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Why Socrates Hated Democracy
What would our country look like if only the educated could vote? Modern democracy is not an intellectual democracy, but a democracy by birthright — much to the chagrin of Socrates. An informative video briefly discusses the...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
President George H. W. Bush 1989 Inaugural Address
President George Herbert Walker Bush, sworn in as the 41st president of the United States, addresses the nation on January 20, 1989. He connects patriotism with hard work, citizenship with compassion, and strength in both American...
21 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Students study the demographics of the Dominican Republic. They determine the difference between examining a country from its numerical data and from the observations of its people. They complete journal entries about how where we live...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History