To Pledge or Not To Pledge
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Students explore their rights about mandatory flag pledging by examining the court cases Minersville v. Gobitis and West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette.
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Dr. Martin Luther King's Visit to Seattle
How was the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. viewed by others during the 1960s? After watching an oral history video, your class members will learn more about Dr. King's ability to personally connect with others, as well as discover...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
To Amend or Not to Amend, That's Been the Question...Many Times
Looking for some ideas for how to celebrate September 17, Constitution Day? Check out a packet that focuses on the factors that are considered in the amendment process. Class members examine the amendment process and the types of...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Selma to Montgomery March
The hard-fought and hard-earned right to vote has many miles of marching in its history. Learn more about the famous Selma to Montgomery march with an informative article about how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led thousands to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts 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
Direct-to-consumer Genetic Testing
If you knew that you were likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in your future, how would it affect your life in the meantime? This and other similar thought-provoking questions are discussed in a lesson plan about the availability of...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Evolution of the Presidency: Theodore Roosevelt to Franklin D. Roosevelt
How much power should a president be allowed to exert? Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt exercised their power according to their interpretations of the United States Constitution, and these interpretations affected the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review An Introduction to Thomas Paine's Common Sense
Most American are familiar with Thomas Paine's impassioned plea about the importance of liberty, but they may not be as familiar with the other ideas put forth in his pamphlet Common Sense. Introduce class members to Paine's...
3 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
40 Intriguing Photos to Make Students Think
What's going on in this picture? That's the question posed to viewers of a 40-image slide show of photos that accompanies stories from the New York Times. Without captions or context clues, individuals use their close readings skills and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable