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Comparative Systems Worksheet

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Here is an excellent worksheet for analyzing economic systems and comparing those that exist today in such countries as the United States, China, and Cuba. Learners begin by hypothesizing which economic system would provide for greater...
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Chocolate Taste-Testing: Introduction to Loco for Cocoa

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Is the price of chocolate a good indicator of taste? Your learners will approach this question through experimentation and analysis, and will then delve into the rich history and complexity of cacao and chocolate.
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Inside India

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this...
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Autobiography Project

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Middle school is a time of many changes and developments. Have your class reflect on their personalities during this tumultuous time with a portfolio full of autobiographical writing prompts. Kids write about the way they feel now, their...
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The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise...
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Analyzing the News

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
With so many ways to follow the news today, it is imperative to think critically about the sources of information we are turning to. Here is a fantastic graphic organizer that will help your learners develop the skills to properly...
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Hate, Anti‐Semitism, & Propaganda in the Holocaust

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
What is a hate symbol, and what role did racism and anti-Semitism play in the Holocaust? Your young historians will answer these questions through a series of engaging and interactive activities, as well as discover how Jews were...
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African Americans in Revolutionary Times

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
How did black Americans contribute to colonial society in the United States and make active choices to exert some control over their lives as slaves? Explore the often overlooked yet incredibly important roles of Africans and African...
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An Overview of Slavery through Rotating Stations

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Here is a fantastic activity where your class members will learn about the institution of slavery through a series of well-designed learning stations, which include several types of sources and mediums such as poetry, music, video, and...
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Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity...
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The Bill of Rights

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
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The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
What was life really like in American during the Industrial Revolution? Middle and high schoolers explore tenement living, assembly lines, factory work, and the blossoming world of technology in a series of educational and engaging...
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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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Civil War - Create A Living Timeline

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Take your traditional timeline project on the Civil War to the next level! From the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 to the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, your class members will research a particular event and then teach their...
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Soda Straw Rockets

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces...
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Main Idea and Supporting Details

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What's the big idea? A short reading passage describes for learners how to identify the main idea of a passage and distinguish the details that support this idea. Templates for nonfiction or expository text, as well as fiction or...
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International Trade and Exchange

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Your class members will begin this great lesson 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 guided...
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The Great Depression

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
From Black Tuesday to Hoovervilles and the Dust Bowl, here is a resource that will offer your learners a comprehensive overview of the Great Depression. It includes a detailed PowerPoint presentation and guided notes template, activities...
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Colonial Influences

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Peruse a comprehensive and succinct resource on the major principles of the United States Constitution, such as rule of law, due process, and limited resources. Worksheets and activities allow learners to not only examine these big...
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The “Supreme” in Supreme Court

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does a public school have the right to restrict what t-shirts students wear? Discover what happened when this question was brought to the Supreme Court, and review other major cases in United States history involving judicial review....
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Taxation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A paycheck stub can offer loads of information on the taxes American citizens pay. This resource not only includes analysis of a stub as an activity, but also provides a wealth of informative reading material on such topics as the...
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Political Parties and Conventions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Next time you cover political parties in your government class, don't just watch a political convention, host one! After learning about the history and structure of political parties through a thorough PowerPoint presentation, learners...
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Dictionary Cube

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young scholars investigate new vocabulary words with a fun, collaborative activity. Given a deck of word cards, pairs of students flip over one at a time and independently look up the term in a dictionary. They then take turns rolling a...
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Who Rules?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From a mind-mapping anticipation set to an interactive check for understanding activity, this resource is an excellent lesson on identifying major forms of government around the world and analyzing examples of real-world governments....