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How One Journalist Risked Her Life to Hold Murderers Accountable
5 mins 6th - 12th
New ReviewA short video on Ida B. Wells introduces viewers to the work of this fearless investigative journalist whose articles about lynchings focused the country's attention on countless murders of African Americans.
Reflection: The Message behind the Music
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewMusic lyrics offer messages. Some lyrics offer positive messages, some negative, some reflective, some explosive. Class members investigate the powerful messages in the lyrics of popular rap songs by first reading one student's essay on...
Traditionalist, Feminist, and the New Face of Women in Congress, 1955–1976
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewAs part of a study of women in Congress, class members read the contextual essay, "A Changing of the Guard; Traditionalist, Feminist, and the New Face of Women in Congress, 1955–1976." Groups then research a woman serving during this...
Can You Hear Me Now? North Carolina's Pre-Registration Law
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Did you know that in some states your pupils can pre-register to vote? Teach the advantages to pre-registering and engage the classroom in an intriguing discussion about youth voting trends. Class members participates in a live polling...
The Cambodian Myth of Lightning, Thunder, and Rain
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Life—plants, animals, people—depend on water. Its importance is evident in the number of myths in global cultures that offer explanations for the origins of rain, thunder, and lightning. A sacred dance drama that represents the Cambodian...
Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 3
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Curator, artist, art handler, archivist, conservator-restorer, guide. Who would have thought there were so many different kinds of museum professionals? After a visit to an art museum, class members reflect on the role of the museum in...
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...
Growing Up in a Segregated Society, 1880s–1930s
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What did segregation look like in the beginning of the 20th century? Middle and high schoolers view images of segregated areas, read passages by Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, and come to conclusions about how the influence of...
A Look at Virginians During Reconstruction, 1865-1877
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The transition between rebellion to reunification was not smooth after the Civil War. Young historians compare primary and secondary source documents in a study of the Reconstruction era in Virginia, noting the rights that were not...
Coureurs de Bois, First Nation Peoples, and the Fur Trade
7th - 10th
The interactions between the Coureurs de bois (runners of the woods) and the First Nation Peoples as they engaged in the fur trade are the focus on this Canadian history exercise. Kids select learning centers based on their learning...
Critical Thinking through Core Curriculum: Using Print and Digital Newspapers
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What is and what will be the role of newspapers in the future? Keeping this essential question in mind, class members use print, electronic, and/or web editions of newspapers, to investigate topics that include financial literary,...