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Emancipation and the Thirteenth Amendment
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why didn't the Emancipation Proclamation free all slaves? Young historians study primary source documents including Lincoln's proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Groups also investigate the three...
Author’s Purpose in Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” Speech
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
President Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech, delivered on June 12, 1987 before the Berlin Wall, provides class members with an opportunity to examine three key aspects of informational text: author bias, the use of facts and...
What Do We Have in Common? Discover the Properties of the Diagonals of Quadrilaterals
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Common traits often bring people together; this is true for quadrilaterals, too. Pupils get together in groups based on index cards showing quadrilaterals, which they receive as they enter the classroom. They decide what the...