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The Monroe Doctrine: U.S. Foreign Affairs (circa 1782-1823) and James Monroe
Young scholars read the test of the Monroe Doctrine then list the key points and discuss its central tenets.
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The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Diplomacy & Foreign Policy
Young learners can often find it difficult to relate to foreign policy considerations and decisions made by the federal government. This resource offers simple analogies to help convey such concepts as sanctions and diplomacy, and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Founders’ Library: Thinking as a Founding Father
Students analyze the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In this U.S. government lesson plan, students examine books, movies, and music that influence them today and then investigate writings that influenced the framers of the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Refugees from the Caribbean: Cuban and Haitian “Boat People”
Should refugees fleeing poverty be allowed the same entrance into the United States as those fleeing persecution? High schoolers read about US foreign policy in the late 20th century regarding refugees from Cuba and Haiti, and engage in...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Nativism and Myths about Immigrants
Where do anti-immigrants myths come from, and how can they be refuted? Learners critically analyze media reports and how to identify reliable sources. After studying a timeline that details the history of US nativism, groups research the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Chapter 28: Exchange Rates, The Balance of Payments, and Trade Deficits
Bring your class on a trip around the world in this economics presentation, which details international trade and exchange rates. Especially helpful are the clear bullet points, interesting discussion topics, and list of key terms for...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Cold War
How did the United States and the USSR seek ideological and strategic influence throughout the world during the Cold War? This video details the Soviet's creation of pro-communist governments in surrounding nations following World War II...
14 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
The Civil War, Part 2
Did Lincoln free the slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation? What were motivations behind issuing the document? How does the Civil War and the way we remember it still shape the world today? Delve into these questions with a video...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 3: U.S. Neutrality and the War in Europe, 1939-1940
Learners examine the U.S. neutrality policies that preceded American involvement in World War II. In this World War II activity, students explore the events in Europe from 1939 to 1940 and Roosevelt's decision to give military aid to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History