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Do the midterm elections matter? – Lesson Plan

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By Stephanie Schragger, History teacher at St. Ann’s School Introduction Help students gain an understanding of midterm elections and to discuss the reasons why voter…read more

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Brown v. Board of Education and the Story of Prince Edward County Schools – Lesson Plan

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More than 60 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed state-sponsored segregation in Brown v. Board of Education. Although the victory had been won in the courtroom, it would take the next decade and beyond for the law to be implanted in the American public school system. Continue reading

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Paper football and government fundamentals – Lesson Plan

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By Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Introduction Use this lesson plan to help students understand the difference between the types of governments…read more

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#MyZeitgeist Year in Review Project – Lesson Plan

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Introduction  zeit·geist – noun, \ˈtsīt-ˌgīst,ˈzīt-\ : the general beliefs, ideas, and spirit of a time and place. From the George Zimmerman trial and the secrets leaked by…read more

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The Gettysburg Address: how history is made – Lesson Plan

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By Katie Gould, Teacher Resource Producer for the PBS NewsHour Extra Tuesday November 19 marks the 150th anniversary of what many historians say is among…read more

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