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   Lesson Plans - Learner Level 4: Social Studies


  • A Fair Peace? (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be given information on the Versailles Treaty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. They will be asked to evaluate whether it was fair or not and asked to examine the treaty from the Germans' and Allies' points of view.

  • A Parable on Populism (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is designed to show the symbolism between Populism of the 1890's and the story of [The Wizard of Oz].

  • Africa's Geographic Features (Authored by Jillian Eriksson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students will learn of Africa's geographic diversity after answering the questions and locating its geographic features. The students will have a visual picture of these features by viewing them on the Internet.

  • Alliance Systems (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process information on the alliance systems that developed during the early phases of the Cold War. They will be asked to evaluate the value of each alliance and to complete a set of short-answer questions.

  • Are You a Good Sumerian? (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After students have studied life in Mesopotamia, students construct a Sumerian brick. The brick is supposed to represent material used to build a home in Sumer.

  • Are You a Liberal or a Conservative? (Authored by Jenny Collier.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use a web-based quiz to determine their own placement on the political spectrum, and then work cooperatively to define the liberal and conservative viewpoints.

  • Atomic War: Just the Facts (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Only the FACTS will be covered in this lesson.

  • Basic Features of a Civilization (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in groups answering questions about what they would need for their civilizations to survive on a deserted island. They then have to relate their findings to the basic features of a civilization in essay form.

  • Big Business Monkey Business (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in cooperative groups to provide presentations on business organization and “Big Business” during the second part of the Industrial Revolution (1860-1910) in the United States.

  • Buying Power (Authored by Kecia Hills.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: As students become informed consumers with a basic understanding of financial and non-financial factors that influence spending, they will make decisions that reflect adequate allocation of funds for their wants and needs.

  • Cave Paintings, Leaving a Message for the Future (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create cave paintings to leave behind a message for the future civilizations about how they live today.

  • Cave Paintings, Studying the Past (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students study prehistoric cave paintings from Lascaux, France, and Altamira, Spain. The students form their own -clans- and draw cave paintings about their culture.

  • Continuation of the Revolution (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is Lesson 2 in the Industrial Times unit. Students research information on inventions that occurred during the second part of the Industrial Revolution. They write and publish articles on a selected invention.

  • Decipher This! (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is to be used when studying Ancient Egypt and the Rosetta Stone. The purpose of this lesson is to show students the difficulty of deciphering and determining the importance of a message written in hieroglyphics.

  • Defining Citizenship in Recent Events (Authored by Chris Black.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Have your students questioned how non-citizens could commit recent acts? Do they know what a legal alien is? This lesson will help define a citizen of the United States and a non-citizen alien of the United States.

  • Did We Know? (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students process a variety of information on the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Then they are asked to form an opinion and support it in an essay.

  • Economics on a SeeSaw (Authored by Al Lewis.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Comparing a playground seesaw to the economy, students define a basic vocabulary of economic terms and place types of goods and wages on a sketch of a playground seesaw.

  • Every Vote Counts (Authored by Brenda Heath.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is a multi-phase activity designed to increase student awareness and participation in the voting process.

  • Federalism and the Prevention of Abuse of Power in the US Federal Government (Authored by Jim Vierthaler.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This multiple day lesson plan is designed to show the ideas, values, and principles of the United States Constitution and other other writings that helped to shape the government of the United States. Students demonstrate understanding of the federal government of the United States (Federalism, Democracy vs. Republic, Rights vs. Freedoms) through regular formative assessments and a summative assessment. Students will also identify examples of abuse of power and identify attempts by the US federal government to prevent abuse of power. Only the first part of SS.C.1.4.1 is addressed, in that unlimited governments (e.g., totalitarian regimes) are not discussed. Also addressed are the following Marion County objectives: Compares And Contrasts, Describes Characteristics Of Democracy, Recognizes Contents Of Basic Documents, Describes Elements Of Branches. Although this can be used in any high school-level American government class, it is intended for use in honors or advanced placement classes.

  • Foundations of American Government (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is designed to show the Principles and Origins of American Government.

  • From the Farm to the Factory (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students practice listening, reading, and writing while focusing on the early part of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. Empathy for the people of this period is shown through a series of letters that relate circumstances from the period.

  • Great Britain vs. Europe (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reasons for the development of the Industrial Revolution as well as its effects on the population of Europe.

  • Great Britain’s Greatest Queen (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reign of Queen Victoria.

  • Growing Pains of the Yearling (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Language arts and/or social studies students will study the characters, themes, motivations, and background of pioneer Florida life through video lessons on the novel [The Yearling] by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

  • Growth of a Revolution - The Industrial Revolution (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is lesson one in the unit, Industrial Tool Time. Students follow a newspaper theme and create headlines for important events of the Agriculture Revolution and illustrations for the newspaper showing how the new inventions led to other inventions.

  • Having a Great Time - Wish You Were Here (Authored by Nancy McGalliard.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is an overview of colonial life in America focusing on the social, political, religious, and economic developments of the New England, Middle colonies, and Southern colonies.

  • Hinduism vs. Buddhism (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students create Venn diagrams showing the differences and similarities between the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism.

  • History in my Town (Authored by Bill Chapman.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use multimedia and technology to research and present a historical event or period in their hometown.

  • History through Poetry (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to analyze the poem -The Charge of the Light Brigade.- Students discuss its meaning and significance to the Crimean War. Students will also understand how war is perceived from a non-military point of view.

  • Hitler vs. Mussolini (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the rise of two of the 20th Century's most notorious dictators. They will be asked to compare and contrast these two despots and complete a chart on the two dictators.

  • Holding Leaders Responsible (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the Nuremberg Trials, including the charges brought against the defendants. They will then answer short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

  • Holocaust Memorial Service (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students pay tribute to holocaust victims through an art form, showing the students' empathy and victims' suffering.

  • How to Get Rich Slowly (Authored by Brenda Rider.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn how to budget in order to live in today's world. Allocating their resources is of prime importance in the monthly budget.

  • I Want You! (Authored by Lainie Ferrell.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is designed to have students show that they understand how political conditions and significant events that led to United States involvement in World War I influenced works of art by applying their ideas to create a war poster.

  • Interpreting Political Cartoons (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is designed to have students locate political situations in cartoons(newspapers, etc. ) They should choose cartoons and write a short essay (3 ) paragraphs about the cartoon, and then present orally to the class.

  • Inventing a New Life (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students research information on selected inventions of the latter part of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. They then write persuasive essays on which invention they consider to be the most important. Using their essays as reference, students attempt to sway a talk-show audience toward their choices for the most important invention.

  • Invitation to Religion (Authored by Lisa Deaton.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students are introduced to the world’s five major religions including: traits, characteristics, similarities and differences . Following discussion students create an invitation to a holiday from one of the religions they have studied.

  • Islam or Christianity? (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After studying the Byzantine Empire, students make a mosaic representing Constantinople under Christian or Muslim rule.

  • Labor Pains (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is an inquiry lesson where students read an account of the Chicago Haymarket Riot of 1886 and identify questions that need to be addressed to understand the historical circumstances surrounding the event. Student groups then research individual questions and present answers to the whole class, thus explaining the labor situation during this time.

  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Limited Government (Authored by Alan Peacock.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students demonstrate knowledge of the differences between limited and unlimited governments, by writing a letter from the point of view of Thomas Jefferson to King George III explaining why a constitutional democracy is better than despotic royal tyranny.

  • Making Stained Glass Windows (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After studying cathedrals and stained glass windows from the Middle Ages, students create a stained glass window using slides, textbook, or pictures from the Internet.

  • Mayan Culture Logbook (Authored by Jillian Eriksson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students use different websites to create a logbook of the Mayan civilization in order to become familiar with their culture.

  • Movers and Trackers (Authored by Brenda Heath.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work cooperatively to research and map changes in minority population in Florida from 1960 to 1990. Students research and prepare oral presentations describing the information obtained.

  • Mummies Matter! (Authored by Jennifer Womble.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Using technology and language arts, students create an Ancient Egyptian magazine focusing on the civilization traits. Individuals research, write articles and work cooperatively to assemble a product as a culminating lesson for a unit on Ancient Egypt. Report is published on the Web using SiteMaker from Beacon Learning Center. (NETS for Students: 3.1, 4.1 and 5.1)

  • My Time: Understanding Timelines (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students practice using timelines and create their own personal timelines. This lesson is the first lesson in an introductory unit entitled Historical Tool Time that covers basic historical concepts and themes.

  • New Year's Eve 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989 (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Four groups of students are given one of the following decades: 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, and 1980’s. The students re-enact a New Year’s Eve television broadcast that recaps the highlights of the assigned decade.

  • Organization of Nations Project (Authored by Jillian Eriksson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is a research project that teaches different viewpoints on current world issues. Each student researches a different country, becomes its ambassador and represents its interests in classroom debates with other countries on current issues.

  • Political Ramifications of the American Revolution (Authored by Catherine Thornton.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will understand reasons the colonists demanded more freedom to expand their territorial domains and extend their few freedoms via studies of the many parliamentary actions of Great Britain, as well as effects of these actions.

  • Politics: Who Is in Control? (Authored by Patricia McAdams.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will read the article "Council Members Clash over Administrator's Job." They will be asked to think about how they would feel being placed in the same situation. All students will participate in role playing the news article.

  • Problems with the Congress of Vienna (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the Problems with the Congress of Vienna.

  • Rejection of the League of Nations (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reasons for the U.S.'s rejection of the League of Nations. They will be asked to discuss the material, as well as completing a set of questions on the subject.

  • Revolutions of 1848 (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the Revolutions in Europe in 1948.

  • Show Me the Money, Inc. (Authored by Mary Borges.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Following a background study, small student groups create mock advertisement campaigns. Student products include written, oral, and visual presentations to convince the audience that their ad campaigns sell effectively.

  • Slavery through the Ages (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in groups to define slavery in three different cultures. Students will be given information on slavery in Greek, Roman, and African cultures, and then after some discussion, they will be asked to answer questions on the topic.

  • So Why Did They Kill Him? (Authored by Jenny Collier.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: In small groups, students research particular aspects of rule by various European absolute monarchs from the 1400's to the 1700's. Presentations are then given to the class based on the groups' findings. (NETS for Students: 5.1)

  • Sources of the Cold War (Authored by Fred Willes.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students make a time line from their notes and outlines of the causes of the Cold War.

  • The Changing Map of Europe (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information and explain the differences on the map of Europe in 1914 and in 1936.

  • The Complexities of Reconstruction (Authored by Walter Gulley, Jr..)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students will be able to critically analyze the social, economic, and political impact of the Federalization of the South. The students will develop a PowerPoint presentation relative to the Post Civil War South.

  • The Cost of Art (Authored by Thomas Lucey.)

  • Subject(s): Health, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students experience difficult situations where they need to choose values. This lesson provides students with a role-playing opportunity to discover alternative ways of approaching these situations.

  • The Great Depression Group Activity (Authored by Jamie Berry.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in groups filling in worksheets learning about and appreciating conditions during the Great Depression.They will be able to analize the difference in the cost of living today versus the Depression years.

  • The Great War? (Authored by Delia Chacon.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The Great War. It was supposed to be the war to end all wars, and the only things that ended were idealism and innocence. Groups create graphic organizers and a timeline illustrating their observations which they will present to classmates.

  • The Industrial Revolution Meets the Press (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This is lesson three in the unit, Industrial Tool Time. After categorizing the effects of the Industrial Revolution into positive and negative categories, students appear on Meet the Press to discuss effects and propose solutions to the negative effects.

  • The President's Role and Succession (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson shows the role the President of the United States plays in American government and the order of succession of cabinet members.

  • The Race to Dominate the Known World (Authored by Daniel Markarian.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to describe the cause/effect relationship of a European country’s need for resources, exploration, colonization, and settlement of different regions of the world beginning in the 14th century.

  • The South Wins Gettysburg! (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: After studying the American Civil War, students hypothesize that the Union Army was defeated at Gettysburg by Lee’s army. Students explore how different North America would be today if the South had won the Civil War.

  • The Stock Market and the Great Depression (Authored by Jillian Eriksson.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The Students will play the stock market for two weeks in order to better understand how stocks work. The game will help the students understand a major cause of the crash in 1929.

  • The Three Bad Little Pigs (Authored by Fernando Arencibia Jr.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Historical analysis involves the discovery and interpretation of evidence to evaluate an event in time. This lesson introduces students to conflicting primary sources and provides them with a framework to assist in their interpretations.

  • The Unification of Italy (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students process a variety of information on how Italy became a nation. They are then asked to answer a series of short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

  • The War that Changed Nothing (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the Crimean War.

  • The Watergate Crisis (Authored by Clark Youngblood.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson will explain how the Watergate crisis called attention to how the power of the President of the United States can be abused.

  • Themes and Patterns of History (Authored by Richard Johnson.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn about reoccurring historical and geographical themes important to the study of history. They work together in groups of three to identify these themes by interpreting historical passages through critical reading.

  • Themes Frame: A Historian's Tool (Authored by Brenda Palmer.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Theme Frames serves as a system to link economic, social, political, and biological data through topics in history.

  • Three Wars Equal One New Country: Part 1 (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students process a variety of information on how Germany became a nation. They are then asked to answer a series of short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

  • Three Wars Equal One New Country: Part 2 (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students process a variety of information on how Germany became a nation. They are then asked to answer a series of short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

  • Three Wars Equal One New Country: Part 3 (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students process a variety of information on how Germany became a nation. They are then asked to answer a series of short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

  • U.S. Enters WW I (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reasons for the U.S. entry into W.W. I. They will be asked to discuss the material, as well as to complete a set of questions on the subject.

  • U.S. Enters WW II (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students process a variety of information on how the U.S. became involved in World War II. They are then asked to answer a series of short-answer questions on the topics discussed in class.

  • Was Alexander Truly Great? (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on Alexander the Great in order to determine whether he was truly a great leader.

  • Water, Water Everywhere (High School) (Authored by Ann Edgecombe.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Through on-line newspaper articles, this lesson provides an analytical review of water resources in the Southeast as an illustration of the economic concept of scarcity.

  • What Do We Know About the Civil War? (Authored by Nouri Ameli.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The Civil War was an important event in United States history. War, death, destruction, slavery and more occurred during the Civil War. We should ask ourselves, what were the negative and positive effects that resulted from the Civil War?

  • What Is History? (Authored by Chet Geering.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will be able to process a variety of information on the reasons for different interpretations of history.

  • Which Freedom? (Authored by Brenda Heath.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity allows students to understand the importance of civil liberties and the events that led to inclusion of one of these civil liberties in the U.S.Constitution. Students explore individual responsibilites associated with that freedom.

  • Who Ate It First? (Authored by Jennifer Collier.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students learn about different foods that are native to the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and the changes in world eating habits that resulted from the European exploration and colonization of the Americas.

  • Who Has Power? (Authored by Tim Barbon.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students analyze the Constitution and design a crossword puzzle which correctly associates specific legal powers with specific groups or individuals within government.

  • Why Can't I Vote? (Authored by Lainie Ferrell.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This activity is a relevant way to have students examine the events that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The students assume the roles of black and white voters prior to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in order to appreciate their own culture, cultures of others and gain perspective of other ethnic groups.

  • Women's Rights--The Struggle for Equality (Authored by Brenda Heath.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students research the women's rights movement in the twentieth century and develop a timeline depicting major people/events associated with the movement.

  • Yellow Journalism in the Spanish-American War (Authored by Patricia Barry Holbert.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students understand the role of “Yellow Journalism” (exaggeration of facts or events) in the Spanish-American War by writing articles in that style. The students work in groups to create a simulated newspaper from a date in 1898.

  • You Mean I Am Part of History? (Authored by Eric Miles.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The purpose of this assignment is to open the lines of communication between family members and to gain a historical understanding about family history. Students research and interview their grandparents and parents and create a research paper.

  • You Wouldn't Understand...It's a Slang Thang (Authored by Lainie Ferrell.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: This lesson is designed to introduce students to the social life of the Roaring Twenties thru slang terms. NOTE: Can be adapted to any decade(see extra attachments)

  • Zones of Conflict (Authored by John O'Brien.)

  • Subject(s): Social Studies (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students use maps to explore zones of conflict throughout the world. Students then identify specific countries involved in conflict and classify them in cultural realms.

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