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Civil Rights: Knowns and Unknowns
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Common Core
This lesson helps students deepen their understanding of the civil rights movement and teaches them how to develop compelling questions about the...
Civil Rights: Identifying Community Issues
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Common Core
Help your students make a connection between the historic achievements of the civil rights movement and today’s struggles to improve communities...
Civil Rights: Your Stories of Change
Common Core
Students create a multimedia project to document their class service learning project and share their results with the community.
Women's Suffrage: Making the Most of the 5 Freedoms
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
In this lesson, students analyze the story of a contemporary group using the First Amendment to make a change. They chart the First Amendment...
Women's Suffrage: The First Amendment in Action Today
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
In this project, students will research a contemporary individual or group using the First Amendment to make a change in their community, the nation...
Women's Suffrage: The Freedom to Make a Change
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
In this activity, students trace how groups throughout the past 150 years of American history have used their First Amendment freedoms to effect...
Women's Suffrage: Different Perspectives on Women’s Suffrage
In this lesson, students explore how events throughout the women’s suffrage movement shaped public opinion about women’s role in society and their...
Women's Suffrage: The Women Who Made the Movement
Students learn about the individuals who shaped the women’s suffrage movement by comparing their actions with their depictions in the mainstream and...
Women's Suffrage: Things Change, Things Stay the Same
In this activity, students use NewseumED's timeline of the women’s suffrage movement to explore continuity and change throughout history. Using the...
Women's Suffrage: Weighing the Arguments
In this lesson plan, students take on the role of congressional representatives at the turn of the 20th century. They use historical artifacts from...