The purpose of enrichment is to provide extended learning opportunities and challenges to students who have already mastered, or can quickly master, the basic curriculum of United States history.
Enrichment keeps advanced students engaged and supports their accelerated academic needs.
Includes American History Ideas For:
- Virtual Tour
- Video Lessons
- Video Games
- Choose Your Own Adventure (Interactive) Games
- Free Online TV Show (animated)
- Choose Your Own Story
- (User created text-based stories, where your student can create their own or enjoy those created by others.)
- U.S. Presidency
- videos and primary sources that place you back in time at some of the most pivotal turning points in American history.
- understand controversial topics and current events.
- Audio Readings/Discussions –
- about US History and current events (Presidents, political parties, forms of government, etc.)
- Interactive Website – highlights the ten top policy issues of the day.
- background information on each issue
- the conservative and liberal response to the issue
- an opportunity to register your opinion on the issues and candidates
- the results of opinion polling on the issue for your state and the nation
- the ability to play an active role in civic engagement
- The Georgetown University research team developed this site as a public service. One purpose of the site is to help students understand key issues and increase their interest in policy matters which affect them. The tool can be used to supplement the “We the People” curriculum, including preparation for simulated hearing.
Enrichment gives the student more time to study concepts with greater depth, breadth, and complexity. Enrichment also provides opportunities for students to pursue learning in their own areas of interest and strengths.
Enrichment provides the most appropriate answer to the fourth question in the rigor and relevance framework, “What do you do when the student already knows it?”