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Black Lives Matter: Continuing the Civil Rights Movement

Black Lives Matter: Continuing the Civil Rights Movement

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In this lesson, students will review a timeline of balck activism in the United States from the 1950s to today and identify core themes of the civil rights and Black Lives Matter movements. Students will collaborate to consider accomplishments of civil rights activists and the enduring obstacles to racial equality in the United States.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Costs of War

The Costs of War

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In this Teaching with the News lesson, students explore the human, economic, social, and political costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is an extension activity included for advanced students.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Debating the U.S. Response to Syria

Debating the U.S. Response to Syria

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In this Teaching with the News lesson, students will analyze the issues that frame the current debate on U.S. policy towards Syria. They will consider the role of the U.S. public, the president, and Congress in the decision of whether to use military force. Students will work cooperatively within groups to integrate the arguments and beliefs of the options into a persuasive, coherent presentation. Finally, they will explore, debate, and evaluate multiple perspectives on U.S. policy towards Syria through a role-play activity.

Subject:
AP Government
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Fifty Years after the March on Washington: Students in the Civil Rights Movement
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Fifty Years after the March on Washington: Students in the Civil Rights Movement

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Students will hear stories from former civil rights activists, analyze what motivated students to join the movement, what their experiences were like, and consider the relevance of this history today.

Subject:
American History
Turning Points in American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
08/24/2017
Governing Global Health: The World Health Organization and Ebola

Governing Global Health: The World Health Organization and Ebola

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In this lesson, students will explore the structure of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its role in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and challenges they have faced in responding to the Ebola outbreak. Students will also identify what resources are needed to bring the epidemic under control and create a poster to help the WHO get more people involved in the effort to stop the Ebola epidemic.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Graffiti in Egypt's Revolution

Graffiti in Egypt's Revolution

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In this Teaching with the News lesson, students will assess the role of graffiti in political protest, use a short video to analyze the relevance of graffiti during the Egyptian revolution and articulate opinions on graffiti and censorship.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Greece and the EU: Navigating Debt and Austerity

Greece and the EU: Navigating Debt and Austerity

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In this Teaching with the News lesson, students will collaborate with classmates to develop a group presentation, identify the lasting effects of the 2008 financial crisis on Greece, learn about the European Union and the eurozone, and brainstorm solutions for Greece and the EU.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
ISIS: A New Threat

ISIS: A New Threat

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In this lesson, students will explore the role of ISIS in the Middle East, interpret political cartoons on the U.S. response to ISIS, and monitor the news coverage of ISIS over time.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Struggle to Define Free Speech: From Skokie to Paris

The Struggle to Define Free Speech: From Skokie to Paris

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Students consider how different societies define freedom of expression, analyze historical sources that reveal contrasting views on freedom of expression in the case of Skokie, Illinois, where a Nazi group attempted to demonstrate in the 1970s, and explore the recent free speech controversy in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Surveying State of the Union Addresses

Surveying State of the Union Addresses

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In this lesson, students will explore the constitutional basis and history of the State of the Union address. Using an interactive timeline, students will identify significant moments in twentieth century State of the Union Addresses and important historic themes. Students will then collaborate with classmates to identify likely topics for the State of the Union Address.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
U.S. Policy in the Middle East: Analyzing Political Cartoons

U.S. Policy in the Middle East: Analyzing Political Cartoons

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In this Teaching with the News lesson, students explore current issues in the Middle East and their relation to U.S. policy by interpreting political cartoons. There is an extension activity at the end of the lesson for advanced students.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Umbrella Movement: Protests in Hong Kong

The Umbrella Movement: Protests in Hong Kong

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In this Teaching with the News lesson, students analyze photographs of the 2014 protests in Hong Kong an explore the symbols and messages that protesters use to express their views.

Subject:
English Language Arts
21st Century Global Geography
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Unrest in Ukraine

Unrest in Ukraine

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This Teaching with the News lesson provides a background to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, has students analyze political cartoons, and asks them to monitor the Ukrainian crisis in the news.

Subject:
The Cold War
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019