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National Constitution Center: Hall Pass Videos

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The National Constitution Center offers this collection of informative and entertaining videos intended to start conversations and develop critical thinking skills. Viewers learn about the rights granted by the constitution, about the...
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History Blueprint: The Cold War (US History)

For Teachers 11th Standards
In this well-organized and inquiry-based collection, high schoolers examine primary and secondary source documents and video clips in preparation for an investigation into the Cold War. Scholars analyze its beginnings, the global impact...
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History Blueprint: The Cold War (World History)

For Teachers 10th Standards
A five-lesson collection examines the history of the Cold War from a global point of view. World History students analyze primary and secondary source documents, as well as video clips, to investigate the beginnings of the Cold War, its...
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History vs. Richard Nixon

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Should we remember Richard Nixon only for his abuse of power and the scandal that resulted in the end of his presidency? Here is a fantastic TedEd video illustrating major highlights from Nixon's term as president of the United States,...
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On This Day: President Ford Pardon of Richard Nixon

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Was Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon an attempt to move the country forward or the final corruption of the Watergate scandal? A collection of videos includes Ford's speech to the nation, as well as interviews with Watergate...
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I Am Not a Crook

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use video, Internet research and discussion to consider the presidency of Richard Nixon. They obtain information from multiple perspectives and form an opinion of how Richard Nixon should be remembered.
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Analyzing a Letter About Ford Pardoning Nixon

For Teachers 6th - 8th
New ReviewOut of the mouth of babes ... often times comes gems. The activity uses a letter written by a third-grader in 1974 regarding President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon. Scholars analyze the letter, complete a worksheet, and participate in...
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Impeachment!

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young scholars investigate the impeachment proceedings against Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and William Clinton. In small groups they conduct Internet research on one of the three Presidents, and present a "brief" on the case,...
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Evaluating a Legacy: A Look at Richard Nixon

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the presidency of Richard Nixon. In this Nixon presidency instructional activity, students research how Nixon has been portrayed in media and popular culture since 1972. Students also research Nixon's foreign and...
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President Nixon 1969 Inaugural Address

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Richard Nixon, newly sworn in as the 37th president of the United States, reflects on the decades between his January 20, 1969 inaugural address and the beginning of the next millennium. Emphasizing the American dream, peace versus war,...
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Around the World with First Lady Pat Nixon

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
New ReviewTravel the world with the First Lady!  Academics study images from Pat Nixon's travels as First Lady to discover her role in Richard Nixon's presidency. Historians match images to world locations, complete a worksheet, and participate in...
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Nixon Visits China: The Week that Changed the World

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
New ReviewSometimes one trip shakes up the entire world. When President Richard Nixon traveled to China, he defied international and political boundaries. Nixon was the first American president to visit mainland China, which was a communist nation...
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US History and Government Examination: January 2011

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The presidencies of John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan were defined by the Cold War. Using primary source documents and scaffolded analysis questions, pupils explore the effect the Cold War had on these presidencies. A...
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Henry Kissinger and Detente

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China evolve between 1950 and 1970? Your young historians will complete a timeline of events with evidence that the relationship between these two great nations was...
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History of the Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This resource shows video clips and still images while dramatic music blasts in the background. Written commentary is provided, but it moves quickly. While it probably moves too fast for a note-taking guide to accompany it, consider...
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Nixon Farewell Address: Any Last Words?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students take a closer look at Nixon's exit from office. In this 20th century American history lesson, students read Richard Nixon's Farewell Address and respond to discussion questions regarding it. 
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Watergate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are asked to think about their attitudes towards politicans. They describe the character of Richard Nixon and the attitude of his White House. Students are told about the Watergate scandal. They discuss the effects of the...
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Social Life in the 1950's and Domestic Politics and Policy

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the cultural mood and politics of the 1950's in the United States. They read a section of their text and take notes, view a clip of the movie "Pleasantville" and discuss societal roles in the 1950's, and listen...
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What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen?

For Students 9th - 12th
Who was Joseph McCarthy and why is his name synonymous with witch hunts? What were the factors that permitted the political repression of the 1950s to flourish? Could the same thing happen today? An intriguing video traces the rise and...
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Nixon & the Imperial Presidency (5)

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 18 fill in the blank questions regarding the Richard Nixon presidency. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Richard Nixon: Man and President (2 parts)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students watch the video "Richard Nixon: Man and President, complete vocabulary work and discuss the video using the question provided.
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The Brief American Pageant: The Stormy Sixties

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Intended for use with The American Pageant by David Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen, and Mel Piehl, this slideshow includes maps and graphs that detail politics and social dynamics in 1960's America. The textbook is not necessary for...
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A Brief History of U.S. Money

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know that each US dollar used to be backed by gold? When Richard Nixon slammed the gold window shut in 1971, US dollars were literally being made out of thin air. Now that our debt is soaring higher than ever before, what can be...
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U.S. v. Nixon (1974)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do the communications of the president of the United States have the privilege of confidentiality? Read the arguments behind president Richard Nixon and the Supreme Course in US v. Nixon, and take a closer look at the timeline of the...

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