The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887
Students examine the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887. They discuss the concepts of value-of-service pricing and cost-of-service pricing, read and discuss text, and debate the reasons for and legitimacy of price differences in service.
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Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Know your rights! A social studies resource features lecture notes and review questions that focus on rights guaranteed to American citizens by Constitutional amendments. Additionally, it connects modern-day issues and court cases to the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Railroads and Settlement of the Great Plains
Enhance your American literature unit with this resource, in which readers access the Nebraska Studies website and read about "Railroads and Settlement." They search for a photograph of some aspect of the railroad from the Prairie...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Freedom Rides of 1961
Young historians explore the Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement with an engaging PowerPoint presentation, primary and secondary source analysis, and a viewing of a PBS documentary called "Freedom Riders." They will conclude by...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The New Deal
Did the New Deal end the Great Depression? Did it destroy American freedom or expand the definition of liberty? In addition to reviewing the traditional alphabet soup of government programs, this video will offer your learners the...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Is there such a thing as too much profit?
Eleventh graders discuss the concepts of value-of-service pricing and cost-of service pricing. They debate the reasons for and legitimacy of price differences in service. # students predict the effectiveness of the 1887 Interstate...
11th Social Studies & History
Building Suburbia: Highways and Housing in Postwar America
Students determine how suburbs changed America. In this post World War II instructional activity, students complete research projects that require them to examine the growth of suburbs in the 1950's and 1960's. Students reveal how...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History