Policy Studies Teacher Resources
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Colonization Effects From First Encounter through US Federal Policy
8th - 12th
Students examine American policies. In this Native American history lesson plan, students compare and contrast life in America prior to colonization and following it. Students discuss policies that displaced Native Americans.
Civic Engagement and U.S. Immigration Policy
8th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
To conclude their study of immigration and human rights, class members create a civic engagement project centered on an issue of immigration and designed to influence US immigration policy. They examine examples of attempts to influence...
Battle Behind the Pumps - Exploring Supply & Demand
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
After considering the role that gasoline plays in our lives and our dependence on it as a society, learners participate in a reading activity discussing why the price of oil is increasing. They will then simulate being members of a...
The United States Demands that Japan Open Its Ports to Trade
10th - 12th
In the past, the United States demanded that Japan open its ports for trade. Your class can read the included passage to learn about Commodore Perry, Japanese treaties, and foreign trade policy. They read the passage, then answer 5...
Public Programs and Policy Making in the United States
8th - 12th
Learners explore U.S. politics by viewing cartoons. In this public policy lesson, students examine several political cartoons from the 1970's and discuss the U.S. policies that were under scrutiny. Learners identify issues within our...
The Comanche and the Horse
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewThere was a time when the Comanche controlled an empire in North America, and the heart and soul of that empire was the horse. Scholars use the installment of the larger Native American Sacred Stories series to explore how the Spanish...
Investigating Immigration Issues
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The issues surrounding U.S. immigration, both authorized and unauthorized, are many and complex. The 11 resources in this collection provide high schoolers with an opportunity to investigate various point of view concerning the immigration debate and to consider their own stance on these issues.
Systems of Power Against and Within American Indian Communities, 1880-1940
9th - 12th
Young scholars explore methods and the struggles of power between the federal policies and Native populations. They discuss the issue of controlling the Native Indian population, driving them from their land, and providing a mandatory...
Post-Classical: Regional and Transregional Interactions
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
International trade from 600 AD to 1450 AD resulted in the flourishing of post-classical civilizations, the expansion of Islam across many regions, and the transmission of rare materials and innovative ideas — not to mention the spread...