Lesson Plans

Bill of Rights

December 15, 1791 Bill of Rights Day The signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, was just the beginning of the story of our Constitution. There was disagreement as to whether enough freedoms were guaranteed and whether there was sufficient protection. By compromising and agreeing to amend the Constitution so that all of the freedoms and rights were spelled...

Balkans Map

The Bosnian War ended on December 14, 1995. Learn and teach the history of the region and the actions of the combatants which resulted in the deaths of some 100,000 people (80 percent Bosnian) by 1995.

Blues Our Town Our Team

What better way to get your students interested in geography, than with the help of the St. Louis Blues! This program includes features and activities with different geography topics and Blues players, including: Alex Pietrangelo Kevin Shattenkirk Alexander Steen Jori Lehtera Vladimir Tarasenko Louie

Follow the case of The People v. C. C. Rider and discover how and why a pair of glasses were broken. Each part of the series includes an edited portion of the case materials, questions for thought and a newspaper tie-in activity. The goal is to open discussion about and increase understanding of the law and the processes of our...

Using the Newspaper to Meet Common Core Standards

Newspapers are a valuable classroom tool. For years, teachers have been utilizing newspapers across the curriculum to meet learning standards. With the educational focus shifting, the newspaper is more valuable than ever. Newspapers are a timely, relevant and affordable source of nonfiction text that allows teachers to meet their classroom goals and students to master the skills.

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