The Renewed Glory of Old Glory
Young scholars investigate how increased patriotism as a reaction to national crisis can serve as both a uniting and a dividing force.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
Government Final Project
What is the right to privacy? Does censorship violate the First Amendment? Should a school reflect the religious values of a community? These are just some of the great research topics regarding civil liberties that are suggested in this...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Changing Pledge
This is the perfect resource for celebrating Flag Day or introducing the Pledge of Allegiance in the United States to your students! Pupils first investigate an earlier version of the Pledge from 1892 and identify how the document and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Past Imperfect: Examining Secondary Sources of the American Revolution
Ninth graders respond in essay form to the following writing prompt. Mel Gibson, star of The Patriot, is quoted as stating, "If one were to adhere to historical accuracy all the way, you'd probably have the most boring two hours on...
9th Social Studies & History
New Review The United States Flag as a Symbol
Though September 11 was the most devastating attack on American soil, it was not the first. Middle schoolers discuss the symbolism of the American flag pulled from the debris at the World Trade Center, and how the flag connects to that...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Glory Discussion Questions
This is a good place to begin for designing a viewing guide for the movie Glory. The resource lists 35 questions that can be answered during the movie to review major characters and plot points, followed by a few more questions that can...
7 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Harry Wu: Forced Labor
Over the course of two class periods, young historians explore human rights issues; specifically, forced labor in China. This resource provides everything you need, including relevant vocabulary, an anticipatory activity, and a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Learning Guide for: Glory
Invite your class to learn about the first regular US army unit composed of black soldiers during the Civil War with the film Glory. This website reviews the historical accuracy of the movie, offers pre- and post-viewing handouts, and...
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
For The Sake Of Security: U.S.A. Patriot Act & Bill of Rights
A substantive New York Times article about the U.S.A. Patriot Act, military tribunals, racial profiling, and the Bill of Rights forms the basis for a discussion of the complex interplay of fundamental American rights and the aftermath of...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History