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Executive Order 9066
This lesson is an examination of Executive Order 9066. By using several forms of media, students will grasp a full understanding of the causes and impacts of Executive Order 9066. Students will compare to past and current events to demonstrate a global understanding of historical events current events our nation encounters.
Vote for me, the Populist!
Students will use major events during the late 19th century to decide what a presidential candidate’s platform should be in order to improve the country at that time.
How the Constitution Mends the Heart After the Breakup: Declaration of Independence
Students will identify ways in which the U.S. Constitution addresses specific grievances enumerated in the Declaration of Independence.
Exploring Europe through Maps
Students will work collaboratively in a variety of stations using maps of Europe and North America to practice their map skills. They will apply their knowledge about data to create graphs.
PES of the West!
: Students will analyze primary sources, images, and speeches to form opinions about causal relationships and compare and contrast those opinions with historical documents.
“Dude, Our Rules Came from These Old Documents?!”
As students rotate through learning stations, they analyze the Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, and the English Bill of Rights. Students interpret the historical documents and draw conclusions as to how these docuemnts have influenced the U.S. system of government.
Constitutional Grievances and Modern Day Solutions
Students will correlate current events to constitutional grievances and create modern solutions.
Is the Federal Government Stepping on Our Toes?
Students will identify and analyze the constitutional principle of federalism and the major role it played in the Civil War in regards to the United States government.
A Tale of Two Constitutions
This lesson is a comparison between the Bill of Rights from the United States and the Bill of Rights from Texas. By the end of the lesson, students will have an opportunity to discover how the understanding of the two constitutions can give them a brighter future, being more confident in their rights as citizens. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and generate conversations guiding them to deepen their thinking about both constitutions.
Data Banks to Bar Graphs
Students will create a bar graph representing data about China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, India, and the United States using information from a data bank. The data bank includes information on population, population density, gross domestic product, literacy rates, annual salary, infant mortality, and land area. Then, students will examine a light pollution map to make connections between the data presented and the bar graphs.
The Gilded Age
Given background information, students will be able to identify economic, social, and political issues surrounding the Gilded Age. Students will identify significant historical figures associated with the Gilded Age.
The Causes of the Great Depression
The student understands the causes of the Great Depression.
Political Influences of the Great Depression
Given primary and secondary sources of information about selected New Deal measures (e.g., the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps or the passage of the Agricultural Adjustment Act), students will analyze how these measures affected various regions of the United States.
World War II Impact on U.S. Economy and Society
Given background information, students will identify the social and economic impact of World War II on the American home front, such as the Great Depression, rationing, and increased opportunity for women and minority employment.
The Cold War and the American Home Front
Students will identify ways in which Cold War tensions were intensified.
The U.S. Role in the World (1970's into the 21st Century)
Given a timeline, students will understand the political, economic, and social impact of selected U.S. political leaders on the world from the 1970s into the 21st century.
America as a World Power in the Modern Era: The Carter Administration
Given background information, students will describe the changing role of the United States as a world power during the Carter Administration.
Conservative Resurgence of the 1980s and 1990s
Given information about social issues throughout U.S. history, students will describe the causes and effects of significant societal issues.
The American Identity: An Artistic Reflection
Given selected examples of American art, music, and literature, students will be able to identify the era of U.S. history that is reflected in the art.
The American Spirit: Defending and Building Our Nation
Given background information about selected historical figures, students will be able to analyze the importance and contributions of women and people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to the national identity and the cultural landscape.