Lesson Plans

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

Diagramming the Federal Government

Analyze data from an historical diagram of the U.S. federal government, then research infographic design and explore types and methods of presenting data to help facilitate understanding of a modern-day audience. Access lesson

States of the Union

Compare and contrast key words and themes from presidential State of the Union addresses and then consider what themes do you think should be emphasized in the next State of the Union address. Access lesson

Presenting Party Platforms

Compare and contrast presidential party platforms and consider how the presentation of information can affect the electorate. Access lesson

Election Day

Explore, compare, and contrast historical and contemporary reflections about elections in America. Access lesson

Illustrating America

Explore the stories we tell when illustrating America through primary source analysis, reflection, and creation. Access lesson

Women’s Rights: Seneca Falls & Beyond

Investigate a key event in the history of women’s rights and the importance of commemorating the struggle for civil rights, then consider possible contributions to help ensure a future with greater equality. Access lesson