Who Gets the Job?
Young scholars explore the process for presedential Cabinet appointments. They determine common characteristics found in members of the Cabinet.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 20 Views 23 Downloads
The Great State
What's the difference between a state and a United States senator? How does the process for passing a bill in a state legislature compare with that of the national government? Here is a resource that will help your learners to answer...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Barter & Money
You want five pigs, but you only have four bails of hay. How will you manage to get your want? A great simulation begins this instructional activity into why the use of money has replaced the process of bartering. Then, after indulging...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
History, Eugenics and Genetics
A poignant 20-slide show introduces high schoolers to the amazing accomplishments of genomics and raises the question of eugenics. This lesson is only for mature audiences, as it deals with rape and other sensitive topics, but it is...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Executive Government: Executive Decision Making
Young scholars make executive decisions. In this Social Studies lesson, students explore the concept of executive decisions through a game of chess. Young scholars role play a year-level formal plan and implementation.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Turn of the Century Immigration
In an engaging simulation, class members imagine immigrating to the United States in the late nineteenth-century and arriving at Ellis Island. They then write creative journal entries about their experience and chart their journeys.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Anatomy of the Constitution
According to the United States Constitution, which branch of government is responsible for printing money? Declaring war? Punishing pirates?! Also, what is the process for amending the Constitution? These are just some of the questions...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Atlantic Slave Trade
This presentation offers an overview of the Atlantic slave trade, taking care to give the subject its due diligence and explain the origins of slavery, the types of products slaves were forced to harvest, the most common importers of...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Advising the President: A Simulated Cabinet Meeting
Students, as Cabinet members, "advise" the President on one current pressing problem or concern facing their department or post. They prepare an Action Plan with possible alternative courses of action that meets budget constraints.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History