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The Roots of Prohibition: Examining the Effort to Prohibit Alcohol in America
9th - 12th
Five segements from Ken Burns' documentary series Prohibition, easily accessed on the PBS website, are at the center of a terrific short unit on the roots of America's ambivalent relationship with alcohol. Engage your secondary class...
Roaring Twenties: Prohibition and Organized Crime
11th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the Roaring Twenties. In this Prohibition and organized crime lesson plan, students watch "The Untouchables," and respond to the provided discussion questions about the film. A permission slip is provided...
"Whispering Wires": Public Law vs. Individual Civil Liberties
9th - 12th
High school student love discussing controversial issues like those brought up in this fourth amendment case study. They examine the 1928 Olmstead vs. U.S. prohibition court case, applying the fourth amendment to determine whether or not...
Italian Enemy Aliens During World War II: Evacuation from Prohibited Zones
8th - Higher Ed
Students read and discuss the Enemy Alien Evacuation Order. They perform research by reading newspaper articles from February 1942 as well as investigating available information on the Internet. Students work in groups to create a...
US History Overview 2 - Reconstruction to the Great Depression
14 mins 8th - 11th
Ambitiously spanning American history from 1865 to 1941, this video discusses and clarifies topics such as women's suffrage, the sinking of the Maine, and the development of America as a world empire. Maps and photographs will engage...
Using Primary Sources: Wide Open Town
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewA picture speaks a thousand words, no matter how old! Scholars use political cartoons from the era of Prohibition and the Temperance Movement to analyze what, a primary document (in this case, a bootlegger's notebook) is telling them...
Constructing Text-Based Arguments About Social Issues
8th CCSS: Designed
Eighth graders take a stand on a variety of controversial topics with a lesson on argumentative writing. As they view an informative presentation and work with collaborative groups, they decide which side of each argument they want to...