The latest edition of our Current Events series examines the newly-elected president’s first 100 days in office.
In the latest installment of our Current Events series, students examine the history of environmental activism. Utilizing primary sources and video analysis, students will be able to:
In the latest edition of our Current Events series, students will review the processes by which federal judges are appointed, with a focus on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Utilizing close reading, video analysis, and writing activities, students will:
In this lesson, you will learn about the constitutional foundations of a free press, how the press serves as a watchdog against government abuse, and how this creates tension between the government and the people (and sometimes between different groups of people).
You will gain a deep understanding of the pros and cons of a free press:
In this lesson, you will explore the pivotal role the United States Postal Service has in the 2020 general election. You will examine the history of the postal service and the role it played in building the nation. You will also examine important events in the postal service’s history and the impacts of these events.
You will participate in a decision-making activity to recommend if and how mail-in voting should be used in your state during the 2020 general election:
In this lesson, you will understand the extent of the government’s responsibility during a crisis as described in the Preamble to the Constitution. You will also explore how federalism divided responsibilities between the federal and state governments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You will then examine key situations that took place during the pandemic and make decisions on how best to address them:
In this lesson, you will examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the United States economy. You will learn about steps taken by states to mitigate the spread of the virus. You will look at the impact of these steps on the overall economy:
In this lesson, you will learn about tariffs: their history, how they work, and their costs and benefits. You will gain a deep understanding of the pros and cons of tariffs.
You will then evaluate whether tariffs are good or bad economic policy:
In this activity, you will explore the question of whether Russia is a friend or a foe.
You will examine the countries’ shared history, an overview of current relations between them, and some key events:
In this lesson, you will review the history of policing in African American communities, with a focus on incidents of police violence. You will examine recent high-profile police killings. You will then participate in a decision-making activity to recommend reforms to improve the situation:
In this activity, you will examine unique aspects of the 116th Congress, convening on January 3, 2019. You will explore many of the issues Congress will be addressing during this session.
You will then analyze some of these issues and make recommendations on legislation to address the issues:
In this activity, you will review several historical acts of domestic terrorism and explore the delicate balance between homeland security and civil liberties. You will then examine several scenarios of possible domestic terrorism, make recommendations for a course of action, and identify the possible ramifications to the suspects’ civil liberties.
In this insightful lesson, you will learn about the historical relationship between the federal government and sovereign American Indian nations. You will also explore the relationships and the responsibilities among national, state, and tribal governments.
You will then examine a case study of a recent controversial U.S. Supreme Court case involving legal jurisdiction over Native American land in Oklahoma:
In this free lesson, you will examine congressional oversight and the task of conducting congressional investigations.
In this free lesson, you will gain an understanding of climate change, what causes it, how long it has been a problem, and what individuals can do to address it.
You will review some of the problems and solutions surrounding climate change and propose projects to help combat it:
In this free lesson, you will learn about the history of seeking asylum in the United States and how this has become a major issue in this country.
You will examine the major steps in seeking asylum and formulate ways to improve the process:
Students will gain an understanding of American cuisine from colonial times to the present, including the ethnic and cultural influences that make up the American diet.
Utilizing close reading, research, and project-based learning, students will:
In this exciting lesson, students will gain an understanding of environmental challenges and explore the topic of international ecotourism.
Utilizing close-reading and decision-making activities, students will be able to:
Download this free lesson to help your secondary students understand the concept of globalization, its history, and the pros and cons relating to economics, politics, culture, and the environment.
This Current Events lesson, “Globalization: The Consequences of Living in an Interconnected World,” includes:
In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the history of the United States census and its importance.
Utilizing close reading, data analysis, and decision-making activities, students will:
In this free lesson, students will analyze efforts to lower the voting age to 16 years old.
Utilizing primary sources and video analysis, students will be able to: