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The Trial of Dred Scott
Students study the trial of Dred Scott. They investigate the New York Times reporter and simulate writing about the trial for a newspaper. They identify the 5Ws from the play using a graphic organizer and present their findings to the class.
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Slavery: No Freedom, No Rights
How do statements made by well-known early American leaders, as well as provisions in the founding documents of the United States hold up to the practice of slavery? Here is a resource that includes reading materials, worksheets, and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Portraits of the Presidents
Students study the United States Presidents through a variety of activities, games, and puzzles. In this United States President lesson plan, students are introduced to the Presidents and the role the president has played throughout...
2nd - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, 2006, #1
Practice makes perfect when it comes to standardized testing! In this United States history and government standardized practice test, scholars respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 8 short answer questions that...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
"Whispering Wires": Public Law vs. Individual Civil Liberties
High school student love discussing controversial issues like those brought up in this fourth amendment case study. They examine the 1928 Olmstead vs. U.S. prohibition court case, applying the fourth amendment to determine whether or not...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion
From the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and construction of a transcontinental railroad to the conflicts that arose as a result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott decision, this video will take your young historians through...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Latinos and the Fourteenth Amendment: A Primary Document Activity
Young scholars explore Latinos and the Fourteenth Amendment. In this government and law lesson, students analyze the ruling in Hernandez v. Texas. Young scholars predict how the United States would be different if the court had made an...
11th - 12th English Language Arts
The Old Courthouse in St. Louis: Yesterday and Today
Students examine why St. Louis was founded on the Mississippi River and the role of the courthouse. They identify the significance of the 19th-century railroad westward expansion, and analyze how the Dred Scott Decision affected national...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History