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Causes of the American Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Beginning with the experience of hearing that lockers in school will be taxed, through analysis of political cartoons and informational text, and culminating in a debate between loyalists and patriots, your class members will engage in a...
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International Trade and Exchange

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Your class members will begin this great lesson plan on the interests of international free trade and exchange by participating in an exciting hands-on simulation. They will then proceed to read a comic book on the topic and complete...
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The Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and Today

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Discover the fascinating history of the Equal Rights Amendment and discuss the major implications and considerations associated with it today. Here you will find background information on the topic, a graphic organizer summarizing...
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Direct-to-consumer Genetic Testing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you knew that you were likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in your future, how would it affect your life in the meantime? This and other similar thought-provoking questions are discussed in a lesson plan about the availability of...
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DNA, Crime and Law Enforcement

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Civil rights meets biotechnology in a instructional activity that scrutinizes the collection of DNA of citizens who have been arrested, but not yet convicted of a crime. Real-life cases are examined in which the DNA of a relative was...
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Roots of the Cold War

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry...
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Indian Removal

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The year is 1835. The issue is the legality of the removal of the Cherokee people from Georgia. The question is whether the Cherokee should be forced to move to the Indian Territories. After examining and annotating primary and secondary...
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Cultural Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers research the passage of the 19th Amendment as an illustration of the mutual influence between political ideas and cultural attitudes. They also read the Seneca Falls Declaration and explore the cultural shifts it both...
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Why Do Americans Not Vote in Elections?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewIn an age of inflamed politics, who votes, who doesn't vote, and why are the questions everyone is trying to answer. Pupils listen to scholars, journalists and data crunchers on voting statistics to make their own conclusions. A chart...
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What Makes a Good Campaign Ad?- Advertisement Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewIn the time of a hotly contested presidential election, campaign ads are almost ubiquitous—but what makes them good? Using ads from the 2018 midterm elections, learners consider the various strategies candidates use to get the vote....
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How will COVID-19 Impact Campaign Strategies in 2020?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhile COVID-19 has changed almost everything about daily life, it's also had a tremendous impact on the 2020 presidential contest. Using video clips featuring political advisors from both sides of the aisle, learners brainstorm what they...
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Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWith election security looming large for 2020, pupils decide what should be done to protect them from foreign interference. A series of videos, including interviews with national security officials, elected representatives, and experts...
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Voting Discrimination and the Effects of Shelby County v. Holder

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewShow students that every vote counts as they debate the federal government 's role in protecting voting rights in historically racially discriminated areas. In the Supreme Court case Shelby County v. Holder, the high court found that...
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Should States Shift to Mail-In Voting during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWith the coronavirus pausing many norms in American society, officials are trying to decide how to safely hold voting in the 2020 presidential election. Using curated video clips, including speeches from Congress, journalists, and...
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Presidential Debate Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThe modern presidency is defined by the development of television—including the use of televised debates in the campaign. Using debates going back to the first one between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, young scholars evaluate...
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Evaluating Historical Presidential Campaign Ads

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewPolitical ads flood the airwaves each election cycle. An activity including more than a dozen political ads from iconic presidential campaigns helps learners unpack how the sausage gets made during election "silly season." Using the...
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The Dispute Over the South China Sea

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewJust who owns the South China Sea—and its vast resources—has been a conundrum for decades. Pupils explore the international law and disputes surrounding the resource-rich body of water, as well as China's claims over it. A background...
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On This Day: Germany's Invasion of Poland

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhile most people consider Germany's invasion of Poland the start of World War II, the invasion was only one of a sequence of events that led to the global conflict. Using archival footage of the invasion, as well as clips from...
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Reconstruction: The Black Codes

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewDuring the era of Reconstruction, the planter class of the South tried to replicate the time before the Civil War by squashing rights given in the Thirteenth, Fourteenths and Fifteenth amendments. Using a video clip featuring renowned...
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On This Day: George Washington's Farewell Address

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat would George Washington think about the current state of the United States? One needs to look no further than his Farewell Address, where he offered advice to the new nation. Curated videos include a reading of the address on the...
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On This Day: Bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
New ReviewThe bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four little girls galvanized a civil rights movement. Clips include interviews with the church's pastor and a survivor of the bombings, as well as a...
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On This Day: National Hispanic Heritage Month

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
New ReviewFrom the rights of farm workers to food and culture, Hispanics have an indelible imprint on American culture. Using a curated set of videos, young scholars consider the rich heritage of Hispanic American history. Videos profile famous...
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On This Day: Emmett Till and the Rebirth of the Civil Rights Movement

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThe murder of Emmett Till, a boy accused of whistling at a white woman in the deep South in the 1950s, galvanized the civil rights movement. His open casket—revealing the ugly horror of racism—reignited a movement. Clips include an...
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On This Day: President Ford Pardon of Richard Nixon

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
New ReviewWas 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...