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The American Mosaic
Eighth graders role play as a poor immigrant family moving from the Old World to the New World in search of the American Dream. They create a portfolio and journal of their travels.
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Fairness: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II
Young scholars examine fairness in relation to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. In this equality instructional activity, students watch a video "Rabbit in the Moon" and discuss what happened to the Japanese Americans...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Federal Indian Policy - Termination
Students examine the idea of having to move based on economics. In this Native American lesson, students recognize the impact of termination on the Native Americans. Students review a DVD and discuss the points of view associated with...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
African-Americans in the American West
Students explore the westward movement of African Americans. For this social studies lesson, students view PBS specials on the westward movement, discuss them, then work in collaborative groups to research a subtopic of the movement....
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
After the American Revolution: Free African Americans in the North
Middle schoolers investigate the life of African Americans in the North during the American Revolution. They analyze how authors use various techniques to write biographies, read about Sojourner Truth, conduct research, and write an...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History