They Aren't Like Us
Students review a speech made by Benjamin Franklin regarding the 'problem' of German immigrants. They discuss stereotypes and xenophobia and then relate the speech and the attitudes it portrays to modern issues surrounding immigration.
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The Constitution of the United States
Engage elementary school children in learning about the US Constitution with this collection of worksheets and printable activities. From reading and writing the Preamble to playing a Constitution Trivia game, this resource offers...
5 mins K - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Citizenship and Elections: The Importance of a Ballot
Approximately 58 prcent of those eligible voted in the 2016 US Presidential election. In an attempt to impress upon learners the importance of voting and voting rights, class members examine primary source documents related to the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Barrels and Buckets: Access to Water - What Would It Be Like to Live in Africa?
Students compare water access in the United States with that of Africa. In this water access lesson plan, students located Ghana and Kenya on a globe before reading Peace Corps Volunteer accounts of the difficulty of accessing clean...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Show Me the Money - Saving and Investing
Here is a saving and investing lesson in which learners discuss saving vehicles. They discuss the 'Saving and Investing Products' worksheet. Pupils then complete the 'Comparing Savings and Investment Products' worksheet. They discuss...
7th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
Study History through Journal Keeping
Journal writing can be a fun way to bring history to life. Upper graders read a series of journals from the time of the westward expansion, specifically the pioneer journey along the Oregon Trail. They compose an ongoing journal from the...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Learning to Think Like an Historian Through Personal Primary Sources
Individuals interview a parent or relative about a significant event that happened before they were born such as a wedding, immigration, or other event. They interview the primary source, collect evidence such as pictures or notes, and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Hands Up, Don't Shoot!
Why is it so difficult to develop a clear understanding of the events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer? To answer this question class members listen to a NPR discussion of the findings of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
China buys US Bonds
Go further into depth with the China-United states trade scenario, this time investigating what the Chinese government does with the dollars they collect. Sal reminds scholars of why the Chinese Central Bank prints Yuan to purchase...
3 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History