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By Clarify Educator Edition
Clarify* lesson plans are designed to help parents and educators teach kids more about a topic in a Clarify* video. This particular lesson plan is tied to the video "What Is a Democracy?" and will help a child learn more about government. Watch
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Government
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4
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By Clarify Educator Edition
Clarify* daily videos are designed to help educators teach students in grades 5 through 8 more about a topic currently in the news. Every week we provide one or two new lesson plans in addition to the videos. This particular lesson plan is tied to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, Presidents' Day
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
FREE
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Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 02:14
By Clarify Educator Edition
The President of the United States is thought to be the most powerful person in the world. But how much power do they have both at home and abroad? Our video clarifies the branches of government and the role of the president.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
FREE
3
Video
Duration: 01:40
By Clarify Educator Edition
It's important to know the difference between a fact and an opinion, especially when it comes to the news. Learn how to determine what is a fact and what is an opinion.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Internet Activities
FREE
2
Video
Duration: 01:38
By Clarify Educator Edition
Watch this video to understand the concept of a conflict of interest. Learn how to avoid one using the analogy of a lemonade stand.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, Critical Thinking
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
FREE
1
Video
Duration: 01:46
By Clarify Educator Edition
Ever wonder how long it would take to get to the moon? Watch our video and learn the time it takes for a trip to the moon.
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
FREE
Video
Duration: 02:08
By Clarify Educator Edition
Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States. He had a number of goals to accomplish during his 8 years in office. What didn't he accomplish?
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Internet Activities
FREE
Video
Duration: 01:40
By Clarify Educator Edition
Barack Obama accomplished a lot during his presidency. Let's review some of his greatest accomplishments.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Internet Activities
FREE
1
Video
Duration: 02:11
By Clarify Educator Edition
One of Barack Obama's greatest accomplishments was signing the Affordable Care Act into U.S. law. Often dubbed as "Obamacare," this piece of legislation made health care more affordable for millions of Americans. Learn what Obamacare is all about.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Internet Activities
FREE
Video
Duration: 01:38
By Clarify Educator Edition
The judicial branch of government is responsible for the U.S. Court system. How does the Supreme Court fall into this? Watch this video and learn more.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Internet Activities
FREE
2
Video
Duration: 01:28
By Clarify Educator Edition
When Donald Trump was campaigning to be president he may have misspoken or said some incorrect statements. When was the hottest day ever? Watch our video to find out.
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Internet Activities
FREE
Video
Duration: 02:00
By Clarify Educator Edition
Pipelines are important when transporting resources across long distances. Why are pipelines becoming an issue in the news? Watch the video and learn more about them.
Subjects:
Science, Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Internet Activities
FREE
2
Video
Duration: 02:02
By Clarify Educator Edition
During the election, Donald Trump campaigned on strict immigration policy reform. After he was sworn into office, he kept his campaign promises. Find out who Donald Trump wants to deport.
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Internet Activities
FREE
Video
Duration: 02:05
By Clarify Educator Edition
The United States spends billions of dollars on exploring the planet of Mars. Find out the top 4 reasons why the U.S. invests in Mars exploration.
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Internet Activities
FREE
Video
Duration: 02:27
By Clarify Educator Edition
Jackie Robinson was the first African-American baseball player who was admitted to the major leagues. His presence and hard work on the field played a huge role in culture and civil rights off the field. Watch our video to learn more about his
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Internet Activities
FREE
6
Video
Duration: 01:59
By Clarify Educator Edition
Astronauts study Earth both from the earth and in outerspace! Learn what astronauts are up to.
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Internet Activities
FREE
Video
Duration: 01:41
By Clarify Educator Edition
The United Nations is a league of nations that works together to build a safer and prosperous world for everyone. However, some countries may not follow international laws put in place by the U.N. Find out if countries can punish other countries.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Internet Activities
FREE
Video
Duration: 01:49
By Clarify Educator Edition
Humans sometimes mistreat animals and some animal activists think they should have their own legal rights. But the questions comes down to determining the legal status of a chimpanzee. Watch our clarifier and learn more.
Subjects:
Biology, Civics, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, For Parents
FREE
Video
Duration: 01:46
By Clarify Educator Edition
There are different types of governments and leadership styles such as authoritarianism, a dictatorship, and fascism. What are the differences and similarities? Who are world leaders who used these leadership styles? Watch our clarifier and learn
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, For Parents
FREE
4
Video
Duration: 01:54
By Clarify Educator Edition
Is it Daylight Savings time yet? Why do we have it? Does everyone in the world turn their clocks back? Watch our clarifier and learn more.
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, For Parents
FREE
2
Video
Duration: 01:29
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