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Analyzing the 5th Amendment Right Against Self-Incrimination
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Analyzing the 5th Amendment Right Against Self-Incrimination

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Students will focus on a letter written by playwright Lillian Hellman to ...

Students will focus on a letter written by playwright Lillian Hellman to the House Committee on Un-American Activities in response to a subpoena for testimony. Students will analyze Ms. Hellman's arguments both for and against invoking her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and come to a determination as to why such a right exists within the U.S. Constitution. Students will also look at the context of the letter to discuss the history of anti-Communist blacklisting in the 1940s and 1950s.

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01/10/2018
Apollo-Soyuz: Space Age Detente - Comparing/Contrasting
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Apollo-Soyuz: Space Age Detente - Comparing/Contrasting

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Students will analyze the way government officials in the United States and ...

Students will analyze the way government officials in the United States and the Soviet Union valued space exploration for more than scientific advancement. Students will learn about the ways space exploration was used for diplomacy and the impact of international tensions underlying the science.

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01/10/2018
Beginning of a Dream, Homestead Act Made Law Part 1
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Beginning of a Dream, Homestead Act Made Law Part 1

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In this interactive online lesson, students will examine primary sources to help ...

In this interactive online lesson, students will examine primary sources to help them understand relationships among events. After each document or set of documents that relate to the Homestead Act of 1862, students will be asked to make the connection between the documents.

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08/02/2018
Beginning of the Dream, Homestead Act Made Law Part 2
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Beginning of the Dream, Homestead Act Made Law Part 2

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In this interactive online lesson, students will examine primary sources to help ...

In this interactive online lesson, students will examine primary sources to help them understand relationships among events. After each document or set of documents that relate to the Homestead Act of 1862, students will be asked to make the connection between the documents.

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Social Studies
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08/02/2018
Benjamin Franklin: Politician and Diplomat
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Benjamin Franklin: Politician and Diplomat

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In this interactive online activity, students will review and analyze the founding ...

In this interactive online activity, students will review and analyze the founding documents of the United States and understand Benjamin Franklin's contributions and connections to these founding documents. For the conclusion, students will choose the three most important documents that Franklin helped to shape, and reflect on the impact of the founding documents.

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Social Studies
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08/02/2018
Black Soldiers in the Civil War
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Black Soldiers in the Civil War

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Students will analyze a two-page poster that the government used to recruit ...

Students will analyze a two-page poster that the government used to recruit recently freed slaves to fight for the Union Army during the Civil War. They will learn how the U.S. Government tried to appeal to black soldiers and consider the importance of enlisting black soldiers to the Union's victory.

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01/11/2018
Confronting Work Place Discrimination on the World War II Home Front: Weighing the Evidence
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Confronting Work Place Discrimination on the World War II Home Front: Weighing the Evidence

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Students will analyze primary sources and evaluate the degree to which they ...

Students will analyze primary sources and evaluate the degree to which they demonstrate Civil Rights advances following President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1941 Executive Order providing equal opportunity in defense industries, and the subsequent establishment of the Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC).

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01/11/2018
Examining Rosa Parks's Arrest Record
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Examining Rosa Parks's Arrest Record

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Students will examine the arrest record of an un-named person. Students will ...

Students will examine the arrest record of an un-named person. Students will analyze and evaluate the data contained in the document, applying prior knowledge, to discern what happened in the incident and the identity of the person involved. It is Rosa Parks, but her name has been blacked out in the activity.

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01/11/2018
Examining Where Rosa Parks Sat
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Students will examine a diagram of the bus in which Rosa Parks ...

Students will examine a diagram of the bus in which Rosa Parks took a seat. Ms. Parks's name has been blacked out. Students will analyze and evaluate the document, then apply prior knowledge to discern what this document is and why it is important.

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01/11/2018
Extending Suffrage to Women: Finding a Sequence
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Extending Suffrage to Women: Finding a Sequence

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Students will analyze documents pertaining to the woman suffrage movement as it ...

Students will analyze documents pertaining to the woman suffrage movement as it intensified following passage of the 15th Amendment that guaranteed the right to vote for African American males. Documents were chosen to call attention to the struggle's length, the movement's techniques, and the variety of arguments for and against giving women the vote.

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01/11/2018
From Dred Scott to the Civil Rights Act of 1875: Eighteen Years of Change
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From Dred Scott to the Civil Rights Act of 1875: Eighteen Years of Change

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Students will examine sequential primary sources relating to the events made in ...

Students will examine sequential primary sources relating to the events made in the 1860s and 1870s that were foundational to the Civil Rights progress of the latter 20th century.

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01/11/2018
The Homestead Act of 1862
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The Homestead Act of 1862

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In this interactive online lesson, students will examine congressional laws and homesteading ...

In this interactive online lesson, students will examine congressional laws and homesteading records while searching for clues as to what order to put them in.

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Social Studies
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08/02/2018
The Impact of Bloody Sunday in Selma
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The Impact of Bloody Sunday in Selma

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Students examine documents from the FBI case file about Bloody Sunday in ...

Students examine documents from the FBI case file about Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. They will answer questions to show understanding of the events that took place, and how the spread of information about Selma impacted the Civil Rights Movement.

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01/12/2018
Letter to Truman about the Manhattan Project
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Letter to Truman about the Manhattan Project

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Students will analyze a letter from Secretary of War Henry Stimson requesting ...

Students will analyze a letter from Secretary of War Henry Stimson requesting a meeting with President Truman. They will determine what a certain "highly secret matter" is: the development of the atomic bomb.

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Social Studies
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Date Added:
01/11/2018
President Reagan and the Cold War: Vision and Diplomacy
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President Reagan and the Cold War: Vision and Diplomacy

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Students will analyze photographs and documents to gain an understanding of U.S ...

Students will analyze photographs and documents to gain an understanding of U.S and Soviet relations from Ronald Reagan's "Evil Empire" speech in 1983 until the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear ForcesTreaty in 1987 which eliminated, for the first time, an entire class of nuclear missiles. It can be used as a culminating activity exploring the events that lead to the end of the Cold War.

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Date Added:
01/10/2018
Prohibition and Its Consequences
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Prohibition and Its Consequences

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Students will study documents and images related to the Eighteenth Amendment of ...

Students will study documents and images related to the Eighteenth Amendment of 1919 prohibiting the trade in liquor. Documents include: the Act and its repeal by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933; letters from citizens for and against Prohibition; and photos and political cartoons.

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Date Added:
01/11/2018