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Blogging, Civic Engagement and the DREAM Act | POV | Grades 9-12
This multi-part lesson plan asks students to look at the DREAM Act in the context of immigration reform and also to reflect on blogging as a form of civic engagement. View Lesson Plan
Teaching the Constitution | Grades 9-12
This collection includes resources that support teaching the fundamentals of the United States Constitution. Students will understand the issues involved in the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the new government it established, and its continuing significance. View Collection
The U.S. Presidency Collection | Grades PreK-12
Explore the rich history and institution of the U.S. Presidency- from George Washington to Barack Obama. This collection will help your students understand the duties and powers of the president, gather important background information with presidential biographies, and engage with videos and primary sources. View Collection
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