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Belonging in Our Democracy

Elementary


Lesson Overview: Students will examine the process of voting and the Electoral College. Applying mathematical percentages, students will experience how population and voting impact elections in this country and consider if everyone’s vote matters. Students consider the use of the Electoral College and how it aligns with the popular vote.

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Being Equal and Belonging in a...

Elementary


Lesson Overview: Students examine how equality under the law has evolved in the United States. Students will then use both primary and secondary sources to summarize and report on a problem of equality and its solution under the law, and reflect on how these lessons from history can help them as they consider issues of inequality in contemporary society.

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TB or Not TB

Elementary


Lesson Overview: In this lesson, students evaluate primary sources to deepen understanding of the role of science in managing diseases in the United States.

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Becoming an Equality Warrior

Elementary


Lesson Overview: Students will consider whether equality is important to our democracy as they develop an understanding of the literary and historical value of the Gettysburg Address through a close reading of the text.

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Does freedom require responsib...

Middle School


Lesson Overview: Students will analyze primary sources to review their own understandings of voting rights in the United States, learn how voting rights have changed over time and gain a better understanding of how the right to vote has impacted equality.

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Standing Up for Equality

Elementary


Lesson Overview: Students will examine how equality under the law has evolved in the United States. Students will report on a problem of equality and its solution under the law. They will reflect on how lessons from history can help them as they consider issues of inequality in contemporary society and how they might contribute to ensuring equality in their community.

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Making your Voice Matter

Middle School


Lesson Overview: Students examine the validity of different elections and apply analysis to each situation. Students will apply problem solving and critical thinking to analyze which methods of calculating votes is most fair and how to inform others of the voting process.

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Education and Equality

Middle School


Lesson Overview: This lesson engages students in inquiry, using primary-source analysis of American public education as a result of the Mendez v. Westminster federal case (1947) and the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case (1954).

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Voting by Numbers

Middle School


Lesson Overview: Students examine the validity of different elections and apply analysis to each situation. Students will apply problem-solving and critical thinking to analyze which methods of calculating votes is most fair and how to inform others of the voting process.

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You Matter

Middle School


Lesson Overview: Students will analyze primary sources to examine examples of voting. Students will discuss who votes and how ballots have changed to make voting equitable for all eligible voters.

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