The Minority Majority
Students design a census class and school, then tabulate the results. They respond to a sample census, then reflect on why questions of race and national origin are different.
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Representation: Majority Rule
Students explore government. In this decision making instructional activity, students discover the importance of majority rule in the passing of bills. They all participate in a class debate and practice the different forms of decision...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
What is a political party, and what major parties exist in American politics today? How did the party system develop in American history, and how are parties organized? These questions and many other details regarding the political party...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Evolving Views about Minority Rights in the United States
Tenth graders compare and contrast majority and minority outlooks on issues. In this social justice lesson, 10th graders research majority and minority values regarding the Salem Witch Trials, Plessy v. Ferguson, the McCarthy hearings,...
10th Social Studies & History
Who are the major candidates and where do they stand?
Who were the candidates in the 2008 US Presidential election and where did they stand on important issues? Use a resource that offers an opportunity to go back in time and examine candidates and issues involved in that election year.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Principles of the US Constitution
After breaking into groups according to major principles of government (i.e. popular sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, etc.) in the United States, your class members will produce public service announcements...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Rise of Conservatism
Check out this fascinating, in-depth look at the rise of conservatism in the United States during the 1960s. The narrator discusses increased support for unregulated capitalism and individual autonomy, reaction to what appeared to be a...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Invite your learners to review the major objectives and policies enacted thus far into the presidency of Barack Obama in the United States. John Green begins by providing an overview of the recession of 2008 and the subprime mortgage...
16 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable