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What Do You Know?
Students learn why the census makes a difference. In this U.S. Census lesson plan, students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the census and its importance.
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Was the Internment of Japanese-Americans Constitutional?
The legality of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is the topic of an extended controversial issue discussion. After examining a series of primary and secondary source materials, teams of four, two who argue the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What Do You Want Your Country to be Like?
How would you like your country to be by 2020? What issues do you feel are most important, and how do those compare with your peers? Learners tackle questions regarding the evolving national and global culture of the twenty-first century...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Essay Writing Tips for APUSH
Did you know that most DBQ essay responses are longer than the standard essay? Give your AP US history students the tips and tools they'll need to succeed when writing their essays for the AP exam. This handout includes valuable dos and...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Who Was More American: Japanese-Americans Who Dissented Against Internment or Those that Supported the War Effort?
Was the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II constitutional? Who was more American: Japanese-Americans who dissented against the internment or those who supported the war effort? Class members do a close reading of...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Who Are You Online?
Online, you can represent yourself in a completely different way than you do in real life, but there are benefits and risks to doing so. Expose your class to online personas by showing and discussing a slide show of online gamers and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Rights of Women in the United States (Secondary)
What do your pupils know about abusive relationships and equal rights? Expand their knowledge with a series of activities that provide discussion opportunities and information about rights and abuse. First addressing issues relating to...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Rosa Parks: 1 Day Lesson
You've heard of the historical moment when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, but did you know that some historical accounts disagree on where she sat? Investigate this query with your young historians, and practice...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Do You Know You Exist?
Consider one of the most fundamental questions of philosophy posed by Rene Descartes in his Meditations on First Philosophy: How do we really know we exist? This animated video is accompanied by multiple-choice assessment questions,...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Are the Primaries and Caucuses?
What are the essential differences between primaries and caucuses? As part of a study of the process by which Americans select their candidates for US president, class members examine the nominating process, the changes that have...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable