A lesson on the Voting Rights Act puts students in the shoes of members of Congress as they deliberated the bill.
Posted by Christine Blackerby on April 22, 2014, under Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Students analyze a petition signed by over 50% of the native Hawaiian population against becoming a part of the United States
Posted by Christopher Zarr on March 25, 2014, under Common Core, Document Spotlights, Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Harriet Tubman was also a nurse, cook, and spy. This lesson can help your students understand how her service was acknowledged by Congress.
Reconstruction was a tumultuous period in American history, and the question of whether it produced lasting change in regard to civil rights is still debated by scholars. A DocsTeach Activity using primary sources allows your students to enter the debate and develop critical thinking skills by evaluating historical congressional records as historians. Available on DocsTeach.org, […]
Posted by Christine Blackerby on January 14, 2014, under Document Spotlights, Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Documents from the records of Congress help students understand why the Equal Rights Amendment wasn’t ratified, even with its considerable support.
Posted by Christine Blackerby on December 5, 2013, under Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
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