Where I'm From: Personal and Cherokee Voices
Students make a connection between the place where they live and the people who occupied that place before them. They write a "Where I'm From"poem from their point of view and from that of a Cherokee Indian.
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Voicing Your Opinion
To conclude a unit study designed to help class members develop the skills they need to become informed voters, class members select a current community issue and voice their views either by attending a local meeting or crafting an...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Stop and Frisk Through Personal Stories and Infographics
How much can you learn about an important topic from a single image? High schoolers analyze an infographic that represents the number of stops performed during the Stop and Frisk police procedure. After building background information...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Voices of Iraqi Refugees
The stated goal of this resource is to provide learners with basic facts about and build empathy for Iraqi refugees. To do so elementary classes develop a plan for how to welcome refugees to their classroom. Middle schoolers read...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Veterans and Their Families
As far back as your scholars can remember, their country has been at war. Be sure they understand the various implications of this global conflict by presenting personal stories of veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Who are the major candidates and where do they stand?
Who were the candidates in the 2008 US Presidential election and where did they stand on important issues? Use a resource that offers an opportunity to go back in time and examine candidates and issues involved in that election year.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan for Use with “Beyond Anne Frank: Other Holocaust-Era Diaries”
While Anne Franks is certainly the most recognized diarist of the Holocaust Era, she was by no means the only one. To broaden their understanding of what was happening throughout Europe at this time, groups examine diary entries from 15...
7th - 12th English Language Arts 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
New Review Voices of the Struggle: The Continual Struggle for Equality
As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement from 1868 to the present, class members examine first person narratives, the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, and other significant events in civil rights history. They then...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How Do Teenagers Get a "Voice"?
Do teenagers have any "voice" in politics? Your class can research and discuss current issues. Afterward, individuals can decide how they feel about an issue and make a case either for or against it. They can then attempt to persuade the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History