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White House Scandals
Students investigate the Watergate scandal. They compare and contrast the Watergate incident with other White House scandals.
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Watergate and White House Scandals
How scandalous! Take your class through the more implicating pages of American history with this instructional activity, which compares Watergate to other White House scandals (Iran-Contra, Teapot Dome, or Whitewater). Then create a...
8th - 11th English Language Arts
U.S. v. Nixon (1974)
Do the communications of the president of the United States have the privilege of confidentiality? Read the arguments behind president Richard Nixon and the Supreme Course in US v. Nixon, and take a closer look at the timeline of the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Gilded Age Politics
Discover the incredible degree of corruption that existed in urban political machines during the late nineteenth century. This video offers a great review of the workings of Tammany Hall and major scandals of the Credit Mobilier and the...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Watergate Scandal: United States vs. Nixon
While the break-in at Watergate in the 1970s and the subsequent resignation of President Nixon was surely scandalous, what is more noteworthy is the lasting impact such an event had on the American public. With this engaging video, your...
9 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
History vs. Richard Nixon
Should we remember Richard Nixon only for his abuse of power and the scandal that resulted in the end of his presidency? Here is a fantastic TedEd video illustrating major highlights from Nixon's term as president of the United States,...
6 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Prosecution or Persecution
Investigate the future of the presidency in the wake of the House of Representatives' vote to impeach President Clinton. The class brainstorms both sides of the argument, reads and discusses an article, then analyzes and writes a journal...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History