Students describe the role of public relations in the history of the American Presidency. They evaluate the public relations campaigns of different Presidents. Students identify an event in the history of the American presidency.
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Propaganda and Spin
How do you spin information to create propaganda? How is propaganda used in politics? Pupils explore the techniques used to sway public opinion, and use past and current ads as a model to design their own advertisements based on those...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Language: Slant, Spin, and Bias in the News
We live in a time of fake news, alternative realities, and media bias. What could be more timely than an activity that asks class members to research how different sources report the same topic in the news?
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Inspiration: Comparison Analysis
Spanning virtually all subjects, this digital approach to Venn diagrams gives compare and contrast a 21st century spin. Written specifically as a guide to Inspiration Software, but the visuals make it useful even without access to this...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Presidential Veto Power
Get into the nuts and bolts of a key element of the checks and balances system in the United States: the presidential veto. Not only will your class members learn about the mechanisms of the veto, but they will also review the major...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Things They Carried: Culture and History
What would you carry? As part of a study of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, individuals are asked to imagine they have been drafted and are going to war. In a brief essay, they name three personal items they would take with them...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Redefining Civilization and Identity Through Swadeshi, Spinning and Khadi
Students investigate the concept of civilized and civilization as defined by themselves. They examine other cultures and movements that evolve civilizations and develop an understanding that thiers is not the only civilization/culture.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History
A Brief History of Plural Word...s
One of the most straightforward rules of the English language is to add an s to make a word plural, except for a few irregular words. However, English wasn't always like this. Watch a narrated, animated video that explains the history of...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Animation Basics: The Option Illusion of Motion
From creating simple flip books to watching Saturday morning cartoons, we have all experienced the magic of animation. But how is it that a series of still images can be brought to life? It all has to do with the speed at which our brain...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable