At the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, an author looks back on race in America


June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Loving vs. Virginia, which struck down Virginia’s laws banning interracial marriage. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: How to create a balanced budget — it’s a ‘Balancing Act’

Lesson Plan

How do we know that our government is fulfilling its duties to us, the public? How do we decide what those duties are? As efforts to pass the federal budget get underway, students will have the power to re-prioritize how money is spent using the interactive tool Balancing Act. What changes will they make? Continue reading

On the 100th anniversary: How World War I changed the world forever


April 6, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the day Congress declared war and the U.S. entered World War I. Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr. Day classroom resources


Examine Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with these lesson plans and videos. Continue reading

The legacy of Cuba’s Fidel Castro


Fidel Castro, the 90-year old communist leader of Cuba, died on Friday. He had ruled the country with a firm grip for nearly half a century, withstanding a 50-year long U.S. economic embargo and multiple assassination attempts. Continue reading

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