X-Cited to Vote!
Young scholars, in groups, design a promotional marketing tool to encourage voter turn out in Canadian elections. They focus on a specific demographic target and choose a display forum to showcase their learning styles.
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Making Lemonade: Responding to Oppression in Empowering Ways
An activity focused on tolerance encourages class members to consider how they might respond when they or someone else is the target of oppression and discrimination. After researching how some key figures responded to the anti-Semitism...
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
1968 Project Lesson Plan
Dr. Spock indicted. The USS Pueblo patrol boat is captured. The Nha Trang Tet Offensive. The My Lai Massacre. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated. Andy Warhol is shot. Robert Kennedy is shot. The Newport Folk Festival. The Chicago...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The 1960s in America
Discover the incredible change and volatility that was 1960s America with an engaging, informative video. It begins with an extensive overview of pivotal moments during the civil rights movement and the subsequent shift toward militant...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson: Expansion of the Voting Base
Students give examples to indicate how the franchise was extended and limited in the first half of the 19th century, and cite some differences in the newly enfranchised population that could affect the way they would vote.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Our Constitutional Connection Lesson 3: To Vote Or Not To Vote? That is the Question!
Young scholars design colorful posters to "get out and vote" after studying the three amendments to the US Constitution that extend voting rights. They analyze the importance of voting to a healthy democracy.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Early Voting, Other Election Changes are Possible
Young scholars use the internet and linked sites to explore current voting methods in their community. They research suggestions that have been made for changes and interview people who made these suggestions (when possible). Students...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
To Vote or Not to Vote? that is the Question!
Students examine voting rights provided by the United States Constitution. In this voting activity, students focus on 3 amendments that extended voting rights to all citizens. Students discuss the importance of expressing opinions...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed