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Voting Isn't Enough
Students compare and contrast their perceptions of politicians and leaders, analyze the consequences of negative public perceptions of politicians, and develop solutions to the problems caused by negative attitudes toward politics.
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Battle Behind the Pumps - Exploring Supply & Demand
After considering the role that gasoline plays in our lives and our dependence on it as a society, learners participate in a reading activity discussing why the price of oil is increasing. They will then simulate being members of a...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Equal Rights? The Woman's Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly
If you've never heard of the Equal Rights Amendment, it's probably because there isn't one in the United States Constitution. Delve into the contentious history behind the ERA, its founders and supporters, and reasons for its political...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights
How far have we come and how far do we still need to go to achieve equality and full civil rights in the United States? Include a packet of materials collected in your observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Teaching Elections in Washington State
Prepare even our youngest citizens to participate in the democratic process with this powerful packet of materials. Kids consider what it means to be a good citizen, examine voter qualifications, investigate initiatives and referenda,...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
As your young learners begin to understand the importance and major components of civic duty, offer them a comprehensive rundown of voting in the United States. These reading materials and worksheet activities cover the steps it takes to...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Primaries and Caucuses
What is the difference between a primary and a caucus? Why does the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary get so much attention? Watch as this presenter explains this detailed and varied process of electing candidates that will head to a...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The United States Electoral College can be a confusing concept for young learners at first glance; however, this instructional video will help clear up that confusion with a clear explanation of how electors are allocated and the...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable