U.S. history

Lesson Plan: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as a work of literature

Lesson Plan

Students will study Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and discuss the literary influences on King’s speech. Continue reading

Lesson plan: After helping Pilgrims, today’s Wampanoag tribe fight for their ancestral lands

Lesson Plan

Have students examine current issues facing the Wampanoag people, the ancestors of the Native American tribes who welcomed and helped the Pilgrims. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice

Lesson Plan

Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to help students understand the significance of Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice. Students will identify important veterans in their lives, examine an interactive timeline of military history and study issues facing veterans today. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Contested elections in American history

Lesson Plan

Learn more about contested elections in US history and explore possible legal challenges for the 2020 election Continue reading

Lesson plan: Labor Day and Unions Today

Lesson Plan

In this NewsHour lesson plan, learn about the role unions played in workers’ rights and why we have Labor Day. Continue reading

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