United States v. Thomas Cooper --
Students compare the Alien and Sedition Act to the First Amendment. They read and analyze a primary document and write a synopsis. They brainstorm challenges to the Government or President of the US.
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The Bill of Rights
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Rights of Immigrants in the United States
Based on their understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Rights of Migrants in the United States, groups adopt a human rights perspective and analyze media reports to evaluate how the US is addressing the rights...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Texas v. Johnson
Which right does the Constitution weigh more heavily: the sanctity of the American flag as a symbol of national unity, or the right to burn the flag in protest? The 1989 Supreme Court case of Texas v. Johnson explores a state's right to...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Primary Sources: The Constitution of the United States of America
The most important part of the United States Constitution isn't the way it's written, but the ideas and ideals it upholds. Find versions of the Constitution written for elementary learners, middle schoolers, and high schoolers, complete...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
United States v. Virginia
The Equal Protection Clause is the focus of an activity that asks class members to examine the Supreme Court case, United States v. Virginia, that considered whether or not the all-male admissions policy of the Virginia Military...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Where US Politics Came From
After the passage of the United States Constitution, the founding fathers faced a difficult question: What kind of country should we be? How democratic should we be, and much free speech should we have? Discover the different visions...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Rise of Conservatism
Check out this fascinating, in-depth look at the rise of conservatism in the United States during the 1960s. The narrator discusses increased support for unregulated capitalism and individual autonomy, reaction to what appeared to be a...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise
Discover 1970s America in an incredibly engaging and enlightening manner with this resource, which primarily details the major economic landscape of the decade of the period and the volatile presidency of Jimmy Carter. Topics covered...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable