History

January 1, 2018
To the Teacher:   This activity uses tweets to have students consider some of the events that put feminism on the front burner in 2017 - from the women's march to the #MeToo movement. Consider…
July 18, 2017
   To the Teacher The summer of 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which overturned laws banning interracial marriage in the United…
February 28, 2017
Learning Objectives Students will: read or watch the president’s remarks about Frederick Douglass conduct research about Douglass write an essay or letter about what they have learned about…
February 7, 2017
Looking for engaging activities for Black History Month? Here's a selection of relevant Teachable Moment lessons. Most are appropriate for high school students, and in some cases middle school…
November 14, 2016
To the teacher: This activity has students explore the facts and myths surrounding the history of Thanksgiving. This history may be of special interest to students given the highly visible protests…
October 30, 2016
To the Teacher: Since the victories of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, politicians in the United States have generally avoided making explicitly racist appeals to voters. Instead, they have…
November 10, 2014
To The Teacher: In this lesson and a companion lesson on Poland’s nonviolent revolution, students explore two major upheavals that signaled a new era in global relations that began 25 years ago.…
October 16, 2014
Learning Objectives Students will analyze the controversial Jefferson County (Jeffco) School Board statement apply the board’s proposed evaluation guidelines to selected events in U.S. history…
October 5, 2014
Objectives: Students will  Share knowledge about Christopher Columbus and his voyages Learn about competing opinions of the impact of Columbus Learn about ecological and political results of the…
September 28, 2014
To the Teacher:   September 15 was the start of this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Like American Indian Heritage Month in November, Black History Month in February, Women’s History Month…