What news stories will your students remember? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

For a fun end-of-year activity, students will create an online magazine of their top 10 news stories from 2015 to share with classmates and family members. Continue reading


Meet the presidential candidates in Election 2016 – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Subjects Social Studies, Government, Civics Estimated Time Two to three 45-minute periods Grade Level 9 – 12 Objective Students will: Get to know the candidates running…read more

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What is social media’s role in Election 2016? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Subject(s) Government, U.S. History, Civics, Journalism Estimated Time One 45-90 minute period Grade Level Grades 9-12 Objective Students will participate in a class discussion related…read more


What are the Primaries and Caucuses? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Students will understand the process by which candidates for U.S. president are nominated by the Democratic and Republican parties. They will identify and understand differences between primaries and caucuses and key terms and issues related to the primary season. Continue reading

Map showing locations of several Native American tribes, including the Wampanoag, who first met with the Pilgrims at Plymouth.

On Thanksgiving, giving thanks to today’s Native Americans: Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Students will learn about today’s Wampanoag people, the same Native American tribe who interacted with the Pilgrims at Plymouth nearly 400 years ago and examine current issues facing the Wampanoag tribes today. Continue reading

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