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The Emoluments Clause and the President
  • Social Studies
  • High School
Standards aligned
The emoluments clause is a provision in the U.S. Constitution to ensure that elected leaders do not gain a profit from their offices. Three groups...
'A More Perfect Union': Constitution Day Activity
  • Social Studies
  • 3-5, MS, HS
In this Constitution Day activity, students view a slideshow outlining events leading to the U.S. Constitution and participate in a discussion...
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
  • Social Studies
  • High School
In the years leading up to the Civil War, the issue of slavery divided the Democratic Party and newly formed Republican Party. One of the most...
Harriet Tubman and the End of Slavery
  • Social Studies
  • High School
Nicknamed the ‘Moses of her people’ for leading runaway slaves to freedom in the north, Harriet Tubman was the most famous member of the Underground...
Puritan Massachusetts: Theocracy or Democracy?
  • Social Studies
  • High School
In the 1630s, English puritans in Massachusetts bay colony created a self-government that went far beyond what existed in England. Some historians...
How the First State Constitutions Built the U.S.
  • Social Studies
  • High School
During the American revolution, the former English colonies each adopted their own constitutions. These first state constitutions provided the...
Conservation, Preservation, and the National Parks
  • Social Studies
  • High School
The U.S. National Parks system began in the late 19th century. Over time, the rationale for National Parks has expanded from simply maintaining...
The War of 1812: America's First Declared War
  • Social Studies
  • High School
The War of 1812 tested whether the new federal republic could survive its first declared war. As Commander-in-Chief, President James Madison had to...
Sam Houston: A Study in Leadership
  • Social Studies
  • High School
Sam Houston was a leader who sought practical solutions to the problems of his time. He faced his greatest challenge during his fight against Texas...
The Cold War: How Did It Start? How Did It End?
  • Social Studies
  • High School
The Cold War was a conflict after World War II between the U.S. and Soviet Union. The superpowers never fought each other, but backed opposite sides...