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The Roots of Prohibition: Examining the Effort to Prohibit Alcohol in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Five segements from Ken Burns' documentary series Prohibition, easily accessed on the PBS website, are at the center of a terrific short unit on the roots of America's ambivalent relationship with alcohol. Engage your secondary class...
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Stanford University

Prohibition

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Prohibition banned the selling of alcohol in America—but why? Designed for high school pupils, the lesson explores the causes of Prohibition including the Temperance Movement. The lesson pairs a PowerPoint presentation with worksheets...
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DocsTeach

Prohibition and Its Consequences

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Organized crime and speakeasies ... just another day during Prohibition. An intriguing activity explores the world of Prohibition and its consequences on life in the United States. Scholars analyze primary sources and place them on a...
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The Causes of Prohibition

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the origins of the Prohibition Movement in the United States. In small groups, they analyze the influence of World War I in the passage of the eighteenth amendment. Students explain how different demographics of...
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"Whispering Wires": Public Law vs. Individual Civil Liberties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school student love discussing controversial issues like those brought up in this fourth amendment case study. They examine the 1928 Olmstead vs. U.S. prohibition court case, applying the fourth amendment to determine whether or not...
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Prohibition Then; MADD Today

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine consumer traits. In this economics lesson, students examine the separate histories of Prohibition and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Middle schoolers participate in a classroom simulation to discover how the...
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Roaring Twenties: Prohibition and Organized Crime

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the Roaring Twenties. In this Prohibition and organized crime instructional activity, students watch "The Untouchables," and respond to the provided discussion questions about the film. A permission slip is...
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The Volstead Act and Related Prohibition Documents

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students listen to the 18th Amendment. After a discussion on Prohibition, the groups determine if it was a success or a failure and present their findings to the class. They view political cartoons of the day and analyze their meaning.
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Alabama Department of Archives and History

Reading Political Cartoons: Prohibition in Alabama

For Teachers 6th
What makes a cartoon political? The lesson plan provides learners with political cartoons and teaches how to analyze them using a five-step process. Scholars also complete a hands-on activity and participate in group discussions to...
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Introduction to Reform Movements of the 1800s

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders consider the impact of reform movements of the 19th century. In this Progressive Reform instructional activity, 11th graders examine documents and images associated with women's suffrage, prohibition, and labor reform....
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Italian Enemy Aliens During World War II: Evacuation from Prohibited Zones

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students read and discuss the Enemy Alien Evacuation Order. They perform research by reading newspaper articles from February 1942 as well as investigating available information on the Internet. Students work in groups to create a...
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Worksheet
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Park Warden: Prohibited or Permitted?

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this activities in a national park worksheet, students read a list of activities, label them prohibited or permitted, and explain the reasons for their answers. Students categorize fourteen activities.
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PBS

Using Primary Sources: Wide Open Town

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A picture speaks a thousand words, no matter how old! Scholars use political cartoons from the era of Prohibition and the Temperance Movement to analyze what, a primary document (in this case, a bootlegger's notebook) is telling them...
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PPT
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The Roaring 20s

For Teachers 7th - 8th
America during the 1920s was quite an interesting place! Bring the jazz, poverty, consumer excess, culture, and politics to life with this presentation. Primary source images, excellent descriptive text, and a wide span of topics are...
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Einstein and His Times

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Scholars research and present on the historical happenings of 1919. After sharing their findings, pupils debate about how Congress dealt with the moral issues of the time. The evaluation asks learners to write a persuasive essay...
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University of Delaware

Constructing Text-Based Arguments About Social Issues

For Teachers 8th Standards
Eighth graders take a stand on a variety of controversial topics with a lesson on argumentative writing. As they view an informative presentation and work with collaborative groups, they decide which side of each argument they want to...
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PPT
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The Progressive Movement (1900-1916)

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Detailing the goals of the Progressive Movement in the beginning of the 20th century, this presentation contextualized the time period for history students, making it easier to understand both society and politics of the time. A short...
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Hatchet Job

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the difference between temperance and prohibition. After reading a story, students explore the difference between a vigilante action and a protest. They explore social and political factors that may cause social...
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Venn Diagram: Maine And the U.s.

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare and contrast major events in U.S. histroy using a Venn diagram. They focus on how the events affected their state and the country as a whole. Events expolred include World War I, the Great Depression, Prohibition, the...
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Curated OER

The History of Ethanol in America

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore and examine the production of biofuels from the 1850's to the present. Included in their research is Henry Ford, ethanol, World War I and prohibition. They explain the importance of grains and grasses for the...
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Temperance Alphabet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the Temperance Movement and create a persuasive project. In this Temperance/Prohibition Movement lesson, students research online and discuss the arguments for the movement. Students read a pamphlet and create an...
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Worksheet
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Seized Before Flights: Graph

For Students 6th - 8th
In this bar graph activity, students analyze a graph that show the number of prohibited items intercepted at U.S. airport screening checkpoints. Students answer 3 problem solving questions about the data on the graph.
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Worksheet
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Don't Have to and Mustn't Exercise

For Students 5th - Higher Ed
In this grammar worksheet, learners differentiate between choice and prohibition. Students insert either 'don't have to' or 'mustn't' to complete the sentences.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Vocabulary and Sentences Exercise (Using Ban, Forbid, Not Allow, and Prohibit)

For Students 4th - 5th
In this vocabulary and sentence structure worksheet, students practice using the words ban, forbid, not allow, and prohibit. Students complete twenty "fill in the blank" sentences and create four sentences of their own.

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