Zero tolerance may add up to problems
Students research the issue of zero tolerance for students to have guns in schools. They realize the difficulties the schools and law enforcement officials face dealing with the issue.
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Linda R. Monk, Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution - Grade 8
“We the people . . .” Thus begins the Preamble to the Constitution. Using a close reading approach, class members examine an excerpt from Linda Monk’s article that traces how the interpretation of these words has evolved. Some of your...
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Speak Up at School
When someone says something offensive based on prejudice or a stereotype, it's often difficult to know how to react. A packet on tolerance and standing up for others guides teachers to both learn and instruct members of their class to...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Selma to Montgomery March
The hard-fought and hard-earned right to vote has many miles of marching in its history. Learn more about the famous Selma to Montgomery march with an informative article about how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led thousands to...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar
How did Islam become the religious and organizing principle for one of the largest empires in the world? Invite learners to discover the rich history and evolution of the religion, as well as its major tenets in the Five Pillars of Islam.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion
From the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and construction of a transcontinental railroad to the conflicts that arose as a result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott decision, this video will take your young historians through...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
David Walker vs. John Day: Two Nineteenth-Century Free Black Men
What was the most beneficial policy for nineteenth-century African Americans: to stay in the United States and work for freedom, or to immigrate to a new place and build a society elsewhere? Your young historians will construct an...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Hands Up, Don't Shoot!
Why is it so difficult to develop a clear understanding of the events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer? To answer this question class members listen to a NPR discussion of the findings of...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable