The curated resources linked below are an initial sample of the resources coming from a collaborative and rigorous review process with the EAD Content Curation Task Force.
Inspired by Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s famous words and life story, the Seat at the Table Project is a collaborative civic art and education project that encourages students to reflect on their own civics identity and agency as they consider bringing their own seat to the table of civic life. The lesson plan, resources, and companion digital exhibit guide teachers and student through participating the project.
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
In this lesson plan, students learn about confirmation bias and motivated reasoning with the help of a “Psychology Today” article, then apply their knowledge by reading opposing articles about school start times.
Students explore how to evaluate the trustworthiness of an expert’s claims, using a case study on Dr. Oz and his promotion of green coffee bean extract. Students discover that through the application of five key questions, they can be more confident that a specific claim made by an expert is trustworthy.
This inquiry-based learning resource includes visualizations and data resources for students to track their own district’s legislative history and to explore regional and national patterns including roll call votes in order to see the transformation of party systems and their ideologies, to track the careers of individual legislators, and to observe the expansion of Congress.
New American History
Sharpen your news literacy skills by learning about the elements of high-quality journalism and identifying dubious posts in hidden ads and false reporting.
Students explore different ways campaigns appeal to emotions to motivate their audiences to act. Students apply their understanding of positive and negative emotional appeal to a create their own campaign on the importance of exercising. Students debate the merits of positive versus negative messaging and whether one approach should be valued over the other.