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Showing Grade 11, Unit 1, Evolution of Democracy in America
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Buffalo War: A Clash of Cultures

Description: Using the PBS documentary "Buffalo War," students will discover how cultures living together often come into conflict because they place different values and meaning on items they share such as nature and resources. Explore ways in which conflict may be reduced by developing potential solutions to the conflict based on the commonalities between the cultures. The activity may be done without using the website and other sources other than the documentary Standards 8.12.2 and 11.11.5

Author: James McGrath Morris, West Springfield H.S.

Lesson ID: 167

Cape Cod: Land and People - finding a Balance

Description: Finding a Balance is an environmental study project that allows you and a group of your classmates to consider real environmental dilemmas concerning water use and to provide solutions to these dilemmas. The student packet gives you most of the information you?ll need to answer the Focus Question, information like maps, data, background, a reading about the region, and a description of the ?Interested Parties,? or the various interest groups that have a stake in the outcome of the Focus Question. While you are working on this project, each member of your group will take a role or become one of the interested parties. Your teacher will guide you through a series of discussions, activities, calculations, and labs. At the end of this project, your group will be asked to present and justify a solution to the environmental dilemma. Standard 11.11.5

Author: United States Geological Survey

Lesson ID: 1565

Case in Point: Learning About the Significance of Court Cases in the History of Civil Rights

Description: Consider the importance and influence of various civil rights court cases, then reflect on the lasting social and political impact these cases have had, as well as the prejudices that may still exist regarding the issues addressed by each case. In doing this you will respond to an account of the events leading up to the murder of Emmett Till. Then you will learn about the re-opening of the Emmett Till murder case by reading and discussing the article "Directors Elated by Plan to Revisit 1955 Murder." Research a famous civil rights trial; create a poster highlighting the importance of the trial. Write an essay about the right and prejudices involved in the trial they researched, and how they are at work today. Standards 11.10.2 and 12.10

Author: Rachel Klein, The New York Times Learning Network, Bridget Anderson, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 189

Challenging Segregation in Public Education

Description: In the last decades of the nineteenth century, the Supreme Court handed down decisions in a number of cases that would determine the legal meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. In each case the court gave a narrow reading to the amendment. Finally, in 1896, in Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court handed down an interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment that would last for nearly a century. The decision declared that the ?equal-protection? clause permitted the separation of races in public facilities as long as the facilities were equal because if ? . . . one race be inferior to the other socially, the Constitution of the United States cannot put them on the same plane.? Students will examine primary documents and factual references to analyze the history of the struggle to end segregation in public education. They identify the strategy used by the NAACP to overturn the Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, and they identify how events in the twentieth century affected the campaign to end segregation. Standard 11.10.2, 11.10.3, and 11.10.4

Author: Roberta McCutcheon, Gilder Lehrman

Lesson ID: 1435

Changing Face of America

Description: The United States has always been a nation of immigrants, but in recent years the racial and ethnic composition of the country has begun to change as immigrants have arrived from different areas than in the past. From colonial days, immigrants have shaped our national culture and left their mark on the landscape. But as new groups gain prominence, what changes can we expect? How will the national culture be affected? Students need to understand the implications of changing patterns in immigration at multiple scales (national, state, and local) so that they will be able to participate in informed decision making in the future. Standard 11.11.1

Author: Martha Sharma, Population Reference Bureau

Lesson ID: 1392

Civil Services: Exploring the Lasting Impact of the Civil Rights Movement

Description: Investigate important themes, figures, and events of the civil rights movement. Learn about the connection between song and the civil rights movement as explored in a concert for children and by reading and discussing the New York Times article "Family Fare: A Joyful Noise." Investigate various aspects of the civil rights movement. Then create a class mural that both synthesizes your knowledge of this period in history and demonstrates your understanding of the continuing impact of the movement on American society. Standards 11.10.2, 11.10.5, and 11.10.6

Author: Rachel McClain, The New York Times Learning Network, Javaid Khan, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 224

Clara Barton's House: Home of the American Red Cross

Description: Constructed in 1891, Clara Barton's three story home just outside of Washington was built to house not only its owner but Red Cross supplies to help victims of natural disasters or war. Explore the life and contributions of Ms Barton through this famous place. Standard 8.10.7 and 11.10.7

Author: Joan Pryor, Clara Barton National Historic Site

Lesson ID: 228

Crossing the Line: A Tribute to Cesar Chavez - An American Hero

Description: Cesar Chavez has received worldwide recognition as an American hero. In his lifetime, he inspired and led thousands of farm workers in the nonviolent movement for social justice. Schools, streets, and parks are named in his memory. Monuments, murals, and even a U.S. postal stamp have been designed in his honor. March 31 has been declared Cesar Chavez Day. What makes Cesar Chavez a hero? You and your teammates will be responsible for designing an oral presentation for younger children at your school to explain Cesar Chavez Day. As a team, you will decide what you consider to be the most important lessons to be learned from the life of Cesar Chavez. To help your young audience better understand what you are talking about, you will need to create some visuals to go along with your oral presentation. Choose one of the following: an Illustrated Big Book on the Life of Cesar Chavez; an Illustrated Poster on the Life of Cesar Chavez; a Multimedia Presentation. Standards 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 4.4.5, and 11.10.5

Author: Gail Desler, Pleasant Valley Middle School

Lesson ID: 276

Declarations of Independence: Exploring American Indian Rights to Self-Governance

Description: Examine what your class knows about American Indians past and present, then research key issues facing American Indian tribes today. To synthesize your learning, write letters taking the perspective of an American Indian examining questions of tribal recognition. Standards 11.10.7 and 12.7.1

Author: Michelle Sale, New York Times Learning Network, Tanya Yasmin Chin, Bank Street College of Education

Lesson ID: 301

Destination America

Description: Explore the five freedoms that immigarnts were seeking in America. Review the timeline of when people came to America and listen to and read interviews from various immigrants both historically and today. Students create a magazine of history for reporting their research. The teacher's guide offers other suggestions to support both the film and the website. Standards 8.12.5, 11.2.2, and 11.11.1

Author: Public Broadcasting System

Lesson ID: 297

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