Reflect on what it means to be patriotic, a good citizen and an American.
Investigate how immigration, assimilation, discrimination, prejudice and pride are all part of the history of interaction between the predominant American culture and Asian Americans.
Travel to the Great Wall and the Three Gorges Dam, explore Chinese astrology and symbolism, and discuss difficulties surrounding food production and Tibet's sovereignty.
Investigate citizenship, including voting for issues and politicians and volunteering within your community. Could YOU pass the citizenship test?
Find historical examples of conflicts and how they were resolved, and help provide strategies to students currently developing conflict resolution skills.
Examine freedom of the press, separation of church and state and the death penalty.
Learn more about different types of media, what's considered news, what's covered by the First Amendment, and how news professionals interact with the communities they serve.
Analyze crime statistics, juvenile justice and overcrowded prisons as you evaluate your views of the criminal justice system.
Explore entrepreneurship, competition in the market economy and additional topics including mergers, acquisitions, consolidation, joint ventures and hostile takeovers.
Research population trends in developed and less developed countries and consider the political, social and environmental repercussions of discrepancies.
Investigate reasons why people immigrate, the challenges they face and the difficulties once they arrive. Track and project immigration trends using demographic data.
Evaluate the ways different news sources present controversial stories using terrorism and rising fuel costs as examples.
Examine the threats posed to indigenous cultures in modern times as well as in the past.
Gain insight into the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges responsible for serving justice to the innocent and guilty, and learn more about past and current justice systems worldwide.
Learn that patriotism can be expressed in many forms, from the symbolism of the flag to the singing of patriotic songs to the right to dissent.
Consider that paintings like Picasso's "Guernica" and protest songs are powerful forms of political expression. Investigate propaganda in war posters, music and other forms of art.
Explore how the right to religious freedom is granted by the U.S. Constitution. Research religious diversity in the United States.
Learn about the Holocaust and other past and current world-wide genocides, including Darfur, Bosnia and Cambodia.
Younger students learn about the presidents and their legacies. Older students discuss polling and women candidates.
Consider that before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, several young women did the same. Learn about lesser known African American heroes.
Learn how women finally gained the right to vote in the United States after almost a century of activism. Consider how women's rights have evolved over time.
Examine various world religions, including representative architecture and the commonalities and differences of beliefs that sometimes result in religious conflicts.
what is an activity pack?
an activity pack is a set of educational resources focused on a theme and packaged in a widget-format that you can embed in your own class or social media web page. each pack includes links to pbs websites and a set of activities by grade level.