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Equal Rights? The Women's Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you've never heard of the Equal Rights Amendment, it's probably because there isn't one in the United States Constitution. Delve into the contentious history behind the ERA, its founders and supporters, and reasons for its political...
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Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover the intriguing history behind the Supreme Court case that established the "separate but equal" doctrine, and compare the arguments with those made by the justices in Brown v. Board of Education. 
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Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How did Clarence Earl Gideon use the Sixth Amendment to argue his right to a lawyer? Class members learn about the landmark Supreme Court case, and then complete a activity matching rights listed in the Bill of Rights with cases that...
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Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover how the United States Congress has used the Commerce Clause to regulate business activity, set a national minimum wage, limit the age of child laborers, and other important measures with these informative worksheets.
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In re Gault (1967)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does due process of law apply to juveniles in the United States? Class members learn about the Supreme Court case that answered this question, as well as the required procedures of due process.
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Transportation Systems

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Learners analyze the evolution of cultural attitudes through the lens of transportation, examining several artifacts, documents, and photographs. Topics covered include how American attitudes have influenced society's evolution into a...
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James Bond in a Honda? Trial Simulation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class members will take on the roles of jury members in this exciting simulation. After reading a detailed script and reviewing pieces of evidence, they will determine whether Honda violated copyright and copied James Bond.
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Trial Court ‘Go Fish’

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
This isn't just your average game of Go Fish, but in fact, a fun and informative way for your class members to learn about the different roles of trial participants in a courtroom and their respective in-court and out-of-court duties, as...
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Jim Crow

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Who was Jim Crow? How did state and local governments restrict the freedoms and rights of African Americans? As you hold up a series of documents illustrating racial discrimination, your class members will identify rights that were...
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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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Market Basket SMART/ActivInspire Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Inflate your knowledge, not the economy! Pupils learn more about inflation with detailed worksheets and exciting activities such as role play, an interactive PowerPoint presentation, and a project in which they design a podcast on...
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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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Interpreting the Constitution: What Does That Mean?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic lesson on the Supreme Court's role as interpreters of the Constitution. Class members review past cases involving the Eighth and Fifth Amendment and evaluate as a group whether they would consider those situations as...
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Mock Election

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is an excellent resource in which class members host a mock election for a candidate and policy that will be implemented into your very own classroom. Progressing from primaries, through the campaign trail, and finally to the mock...
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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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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....
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Cultural Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers research the passage of the 19th Amendment as an illustration of the mutual influence between political ideas and cultural attitudes. They also read the Seneca Falls Declaration and explore the cultural shifts it both...
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Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Exploring the Lives of Black Women During the 19th Century

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewYoung historians investigate the often-hidden history of free and enslaved African American women before the Civil War. Using a collection of primary and secondary sources, including speeches, diaries, and poems, they evaluate the often...
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Nineteenth Century Reform Movements: Women's Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewIt's hard to imagine a world where women were marginalized from the seats of power. Yet, there are women today who remember what it was like to not be allowed to vote. Using a DBQ of images and other primary sources, such as political...
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Bibb Mill No 1 Child Labor Photograph Discussion

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThere's no way a child can operate heavy machinery ... right? Pupils examine a photograph of a child operating a loom at mill to learn about child labor and its impacts. Prompts provoke thoughtful discussion or fuel a writing exercise.
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Legislative Trends and Power Sharing Among Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1977–2012

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewBilingual education, voting rights, and Congressional redistricting come up often in the news. Explore these topics from another view—the perspectives of Hispanic members of Congress. Activities include an article with comprehension and...
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A Growing Diversity, 1993–2017

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewConnect current events to the roles of AAPI members in Congress. Activities include tracing the impact of the Vietnam War on today's representatives. Learners have a variety of options to explore, including role play exercises and...
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Environmental Case Study: Hetch Hetchy Valley

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat is more important: building a new school or preserving a nature reserve? Keeping a natural area clean or providing clean drinking water to a city of millions? Young scholars weigh these questions—almost literally—using an...
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Chinese Exclusion Broadside Analysis

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewRacism against Asian American goes deep in American history. Using a broadside in favor of the Chinese Exclusion Act, class members examine clues—with key portions of the document blacked out—to better understand the roots of anti-Asian...