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Introduction to the Holocaust

For Teachers 7th Standards
Young historians gain a well-rounded insight into the tragedy of the Holocaust by exploring pre-war Jewish life, reading and discussing survivor testimonies, and illustrating their understanding by using their own words and those of a...
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Creating Original Historical Fiction Using Henry "Box" Brown's Narrative and Runaway Slave Ads

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young historians discover the experiences of runaway slaves after reading the brief biography and narrative excerpt of Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped slavery by having himself shipped away in a crate and popularized his flight in a...
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King David

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Here is a quick worksheet on King David, the second king of Israel. It discusses his famous contest with the Philistine warrior Goliath and is followed by a few reading comprehension questions.
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We the Jury

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learners take on the roles of jurors in a civil case to evaluate evidence and determine a verdict in this engaging online interactive experience.
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Manifest Destiny and the War with Mexico

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Explore the causes and effects of the Mexican-American War with this fantastic resource, a two-week unit of eight lessons on such topics as Manifest Destiny, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and the annexation of Texas. The unit...
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Personal Morals vs. Political Moves

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Was Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite? That is the question facing class members as they examine excerpts from documents that relate to Jefferson's beliefs about slaves and slavery.
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Interest Groups

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using an engaging analogy regarding who decides what food should be served in cafeterias, your learners will discover how interest groups work to persuade policy makers and advocate for the needs of their groups. Topics covered in the...
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The Role of Media

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What constitutes the media, and how does it act as a gatekeeper, agenda-setter, and watchdog in society in the United States? Through a variety of worksheets and an in-class true/false participation review, your young citizens will...
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Moon Watch: The Tides of War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What role did astronomy play in the liberation of France during World War II? Bring literacy and history into science with a cross-curricular instructional activity that examines the importance of weather stations and moon phases in the...
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Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Next, they research active...
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Road to Revolution: How did Actions and Responses Lead to an Independent United States?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewUsing primary sources, maps, and an interactive M&M game, young historians examine the American revolution as if they were detectives trying to solve a crime. Resource includes graphic organizers and a final writing prompt to aid...
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The Freedmen's Bureau: Success or Failure?

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
New ReviewWhat is freedom? The United States grappled with the question at the end of the Civil War after four million enslaved people were freed. Using circulars and images from the Reconstruction period, individuals examine how successful the...
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Daily Lives of Slaves - What Really Happened?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The stories of enslaved people are preserved forever thanks to the Great Depression. Budding historians explore slave narratives gathered by a federal government initiative to discover what life was actually like for enslaved people....
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Unit 15: Launching Liberty - Democracy in Liberia

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
While Liberia is named after "liberty," the nation has struggled with political turmoil. It was founded by free African Americans in the 1820s, but has been plagued by civil war and violence in recent decades. Various activities,...
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Dred Scott v. Sandford Supreme Court Decision

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Dred Scott was a harbinger of the Civil War. An enslaved man claimed freedom because his owner had taken him into free territory. Not only did the Supreme Court rule that Dred Scott and his wife were to remain enslaved, but it also ruled...
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Unit 12: A New Deal in Georgia

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
How much money do you need to survive in your city? Individuals try to answer the question using an economic simulation and primary source analysis. After they create their budgets—and handle some of life's curve balls—young historians...
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Unit 8: Political Peanuts - Cartoons Inspired by President Carter

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Your scholars may be familiar with the Marvel universe, but do they know how to read political cartoons? Comics aren't just for kids ... they often convey sophisticated political ideas, and reading them takes practice. A wealth of...
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Pawn Stars: Africa

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What element was worth more during the growth of empires in West Africa: gold or halite? After examining various pieces of evidence of primary and secondary source documents placed around the room, your class members will each make a...
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The Maya Files

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What a creative approach to studying about the ancient Mayan civilization! Learners will become investigators in the case of the "disappearance" of the Classic Maya by examining a variety of primary and secondary source material,...