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Midterm Elections Matter

Midterm Elections Matter

This lesson is intended to help students understand that midterm elections (whether they be for congressional candidates, governor, state representatives, or state initiatives) are equally as important as the presidential race every four years.

Election 2016: The Road to the White House

Election 2016: The Road to the White House

These units (K-5 and 6-12) are designed to teach students about presidential elections. It is not a collection of facts, diagrams, and explanations of processes. It is an interactive, project based unit that invites the student to fully engage in the process of an election while also informing students about how elections work.

Letters to the President

Letters to the President

In this lesson, students will learn both to be informed and to be engaged as they learn about an issue that is important to them, and communicate their thoughts on the issue to the President of the United States.

The Appointment of Sandra Day O’Connor

The Appointment of Sandra Day O’Connor

In this lesson, students will examine the appointment of one particular Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, who was also the first female Justice in the 191-year history of the Court to that point in time. Students will examine the process by which a President makes the appointment selection and the steps that lead to that person being confirmed by the Senate (or not).

Cold War Document Based Question

Cold War Document Based Question

Utilizing primary source documents from the archives of Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, and Reagan, this piece of curriculum is modeled after the Advanced Placement Document Based Questions. 

Unit 1: Civics and Citizenship

Civics and Citizenship

Unit 1: Civics and Citizenship explores both the rights guaranteed to Americans as well as the attendant responsibilities that come with those rights. Ultimately, the unit culminates with students writing, producing, and sharing a Public Service Announcement that defines, shows, and advocates for civic engagement.