Category Archives: U.S.

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Do your students agree?: Less APs and extracurriculars on college applications, Harvard report recommends

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Start off class with a short current events writing assignment! Directions: After watching the video, ask students to write a response to any or all…read more

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“A date that will live in infamy”: Pearl Harbor remembered — Class Discussion

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Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. By the time the assault ended, four U.S. Navy battleships…read more

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First Democratic presidential primary debate: How did the candidates do?

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Have your students read the following article and watch some of the highlights from the debate. Then discuss the nature of debates and the candidates’…read more

Republican U.S. presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump (L) and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush shake hands during a commercial break at the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, United States, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTS1HL5

Second Republican presidential primary debate analysis

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Have your students read the following article and watch some of the highlights from the debate. Then discuss what tactics work using the discussion questions.…read more

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How do people of different backgrounds view racial equality in the U.S.? — Class Discussion

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Race relations have been a major topic recently in the United States. Incidents like the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and, more recently, Freddie…read more

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