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Teach your students about the different jobs of the President and then give them this assignment where they have to define the jobs and then connect them to what actual presidents have done. Rubric included.
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I use this to teach students how to send messages in Morse Code (I typically teach about the Zimmerman Telegram, but it can also be used during several different points in the school year). It is a word document so you can edit it for whatever
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I use Google Classroom to have students work on this assignment. Students research a battle from WW2 and then have to design their own newspaper "front page". You'll need to introduce what an "editorial" and an "opinion" piece is. It is in Word,
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This is a simple writing assignment related to Truman's Fair Deal. It has them work as a member of one of the political parties involved in the Fair Deal and write a speech either supporting or attacking the Fair Deal. This is a good enrichment
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You could really use this for multiple different opportunities. I use this when I teach about the assembly line, and I talk about how inventors create their designs to solve specific problems. I typically introduce this activity by asking students
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At the end of the Progressive Era, I usually assign this essay to help the students reflect on what it means to be a progressive president.
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Simple assignment for students to understand the differences between these two presidents. Students design their own report cards and provide comments on these two very different presidents.
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This is a writing assignment to have students think critically about this time period. They must use empathy as they design "tweets" for different people during the Great Depression.
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Have your middle or high school student think about what life during the Great Depression was like, and give them this unique writing assignment.
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Have your students start to design their own songs about different topics with the Great Depression. You could even have students "perform" their favorite song for the class. My students loved to make parodies of existing songs.
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Teach students about the basics of totalitarianism and dictatorships, and then let the students create their own. From Gummy Bear dynasties to "New Sparta" students really have fun with this activity. I hope they enjoy it! Loved using this to help
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Out sick and weren't expecting it? Use this assignment as your sub plan. Very basic, and students can work independently to create their own comic strips! Can last from 60-90 minutes. Document is in Word for easy editing.
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Have students read this brief primary source from Warhawk, Henry Clay about getting involved in conflict with Britain. Helps students learn how to interpret primary sources.
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Let your students be the teacher here. After learning about George Washington, let your students grade him as president.
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Help students understand the Bill of Rights with this activity. Each one of the amendments comes with questions to help students understand the basics of the Bill of Rights.
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This is a great summative assignment for the Crusades. Typically takes a few days.
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Have students read through these examples and determine whether they are privileges or rights. At the end, there are some overarching questions for them to consider based on what they learned. I like to go over it with them at the end to make sure
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Teach your students about the requirements to vote, and then give them this activity to work on. They are given multiple scenarios and have to determine whether or not the individual can vote and why. Then at the end they have to come up with two
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After teaching different propaganda techniques, show your students a commercial (I usually use a commercial from Bounty). Have your students fill out this handout as they watch the commercial to make connections to how propaganda influences their
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Help your students get involved in the democratic process by contacting their representatives about an issue they are interested in. I usually have the class brainstorm several on the board first, but I do not limit the class to one of those
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