Social Studies

Lesson plan: How DACA demonstrates the importance of civic engagement

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In this lesson, students will learn how teachers are training to become Dreamer advocates in order to support their undocumented students. They will research DACA protections and find out what their local communities are doing to provide necessary services to Dreamers. Continue reading

Student guide: Trump’s First State of the Union address

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Use this student guide and short video clips to analyze President Trump’s first State of the Union speech. Continue reading

You have to speak up: Lessons from the Holocaust

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Note: This video contains graphic images of the Holocaust. Please preview before showing to your students. Video Summary: International Holocaust Remembrance Day is…read more

Government shutdown: A teacher’s guide

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Update: What does Congress and the Trump Administration plan to do next now that the three-day government shutdown has ended? Continue reading

Do smartphones cause sleep problems, anxiety and depression in kids?

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Earlier this month, two of Apple’s big shareholders called on the maker of the iPhone to come up with ways for parents to restrict their kids’ phone use and study the effects that heavy usage has on mental health. Continue reading

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