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.
This case pack includes a case summary, three primary source analysis activities, and an essential question for Dred Scott v. Sandford.
Street Law Inc.
Students will build foundational knowledge learning the primary responsibilities of the president and how those duties connect to the powers the Constitution grants to the Executive Branch.
The ten lessons in this unit explore themes of identity and community while helping students and teachers build a productive, safe learning environment. They are especially appropriate for use in middle school classrooms of any subject at the beginning of the school year.
Facing History and Ourselves
This unit of mini lessons examines the people, ideas, and events that influenced the development of American government.
Through a word association activity and an examination of a TED talk, students explore the ways labels and stereotypes are used to create a ‘single story’ about people and places. Students reflect on, and share, the impact labels and stereotypes have had on their own lives. They identify strategies they can use to counteract the negative impact of stereotypes.
Students will build foundational knowledge learning about the different forms of government that exist, including democracy, autocracy, oligarchy, and others. They compare and contrast these forms, and they look at real-life examples in the world today.