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The Organization of Political Parties

For Students 10th - 12th
Challenge the future world leaders in your class with this instructional activity, which tests their knowledge on the organization of modern political parties. Students can access their prior knowledge of current elections, or notes from...
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Hamilton and Burr : Compare and Contrast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Who were Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton? High schoolers examine the character traits of these historical figures and watch the video, The Duel. Hamilton vs. Burr: An Event that Changed History (available from PBS), to gain an...
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The Legacy of Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady

For Teachers Pre-K - 9th
In the wake of her recent passing, spend some time acquainting your class with the life of a woman who was highly influential in politics.
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Shakespeare in American Life

Patriarchy in King Lear and As I Lay Dying

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
King Lear, “Papa Doc” Duvalier, Colonel Walter E. Kurtz and Anse Bundren? Imagine a unit that examines the tragic hero and patriarchy in King Lear, As I Lay Dying and Apocalypse Now. To liven the brew, learners are asked to include in...
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Political Parties, Platforms, and Planks

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the origins and functions of political parties.  In this American Government lesson plan, 9th graders create a party platform to address political issues that are likely to arise during a national election. ...
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Online Lesson Political Parties, Platforms, and Planks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore historical political parties and their platforms. After studying the origins and functions of political parties, students create their own platform to address current issues. In groups, students design an ad campaign...
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Lessons in Leadership, Roosevelt Style

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
It's easy to criticize those in power until you're sitting at their desk, faced with the same decisions. A history lesson prompts secondary learners to research the Roosevelt presidencies through the lens of leadership and...
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Aztec Leaders

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research the accomplishments of Aztec leaders. For this early civilizations lesson, students research Itzcoatl, Montezuma I, Ahuizotl, Montezuma II, and Cuaucht moc. Students use their research findings to create presentations.
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Explorers Unit

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete a unit on early explorers. They develop a timeline, sing a Viking song, watch a video, compile a checklist of supplies needed for an expedition, participate in a scavenger hunt, write a letter from Christopher...
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George Washington: General, President, Slave Owner

For Teachers 8th
Times change; behaviors that were once considered acceptable can be seen in a very different light. Middle schoolers revisit the legacy of George Washington in a three-day lesson plan that uses primary sources to reveal Washington as a...
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Unit Plan
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Early Presidents and Politics

For Teachers 4th
Students investigate early presidents of the United States. Students complete a series of lessons in which they research the contributions and political climate during the terms of U.S. presidents from George Washington to Andrew Jackson.
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The Early History of Haiti

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders make list of places Columbus explored on his first journey to Americas, locate island of Hispaniola on map, examine groups of people who have inhabited island, complete blank map and key of Hispaniola, and research early...
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Comparison of Political Life

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research and compare and contrast the political leadership of three cultures.
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Human Rights And Civil Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While he may not be as well known as civil rights activists such as Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, or Malcolm X, Ralph Bunche's contributions certainly made him a leader in the struggle for civil rights in the United States and...
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Worksheet
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Russian Leaders and Industrialization

For Students 8th - 12th
In this industrialization worksheet, students read the provided 1-page article about the Industrial Revolution in Russia and then respond to 8 short answer questions based on the information presented.
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Jefferson vs. Franklin: Revolutionary Philosophers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students cite connections among Franklin's Albany Plan of 1754, his Plan of Confederation of 1775 and the U.S. Constitution and/or the Declaration of Independence. In an essay, they give examples of the philosophical and political...
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Adolf Hitler

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore facts about Hitler's life and the historical events that occurred in that time, his view of history, his theory of race and his political goals. They explore his use of anti-Semitism to advance his career and consolidate...
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Julius Caesar: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What makes a good leader? Use the curriculum guide for William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar to help scholars answer that question. Pupils research the play's historical context and other background information before engaging in...
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Pierre Elliott Trudeau: Memoirs

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students watch the video "Pierre Elliot Trudeau: Memoirs," complete a vocabulary list, and participate in a discussion of the video. They explore one of Cananda's most charismatic leaders.
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Art and War

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students analyze art and war and the Futurist movement. In this art analysis lesson, students define manifesto and its role with artistic movement. Students explore art as a response to political and social issues through image based...
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Worksheet
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Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this world history worksheet, students read a fact page about Adolf Hitler's early years, 1889 - 1945. They note the little known facts about Hitler before writing a newspaper article which highlights these facts. They write a...
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U.S. foreign policy in the early Republic

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research various events during the War of 1812 and then create magazine articles with supporting illustrations, students are in control of their learning.
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America: 1763-1776

For Students 8th - 11th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the United States between the years 1763 and 1776.
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Debate: How Should African Americans Achieve Equality?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Each group is assigned a character to play in a mock debate. They read the provided materials, build an argument, and then debate their points of view as their perspective character. The debate focuses on ensuring equality for...