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The Immigrant: Acquisition or Detriment?

Investigate historical and contemporary pros and cons of immigration and reflect on your own views of the issue. Access lesson

Eagle map of the United States

Analyze how the geography of the United States has changed over time and gain a deeper understanding of the meaning and purpose of symbols to represent national ideals. Access lesson

Biggest Business in the World

Analyze an historical presidential campaign ad and reflect on political promises and pledges that you value. Access lesson

Concerning the American Girl

Reflect on women’s rights through an examination of “ideals of womanhood” over time. Access lesson

Celebrating America

Students explore the origins of Independence Day celebrations, then reflect on why citizens celebrate the birth of their country. Access lesson

I won’t stand for segregation

Analyze primary sources to investigate the story of Sister Rosa, then compare how contemporary culture has characterized her and add your own lyrical tribute. Access lesson

Party Factions

Investigate the effect of party factions on the 1880 U.S. presidential election, then compare and contrast that to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Are there any parallels to today? Access lesson

Politics: Everybody’s Doing It!

Explore how cartoons have been used historically to comment on politics, then try your hand at political commentary. Access lesson

Science & the Suffragettes

Evaluate historical claims and the evidence to support them and consider their applicability to today. Access lesson

Perspectives: Strong-Weak Government

Explore historical and contemporary issues presented in political cartoons and consider why it is important to consider different perspectives when investigating issues. Access lesson