Updating search results...

Search Resources

3237 Results

View
Selected filters:
  • Social Studies
100,000,000 Guinea Pigs : The Dangers of Consumption
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars

In 1927, responding to the seemingly overpowering claims of advertisers and mass marketers, engineer Frederick Schlink and economist Stuart Chase published Your Money's Worth, which argued for an "extension of the principle of buying goods according to impartial scientific tests rather than according to the fanfare and triumphs of higher salesmanship." Your Money's Worth became an instant best-seller, and the authors organized Consumers' Research, a testing bureau that provided information and published product tests in a new magazine, Consumers' Research Bulletin. The 1929 stock market crash heightened suspicion of consumer capitalism, and the magazine had 42,000 subscribers by 1932. In 1933, Schlink and Arthur Kallet (executive secretary of Consumers' Research) published 100,000,000 Guinea Pigs: Dangers in Everyday Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics. The book struck a responsive chord in depression-era America--it went through thirteen printings in its first six months and became one of the best-selling books of the decade. The book's first chapter ("The Great American Guinea Pig"), gave a flavor of their vigorous arguments.

Subject:
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
100 People: A World Portrait
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars

This website gives you the opportunity see the world through different people all over the world on a variety of topics. Watch videos, see lesson plans about global issues and looking at it from a lense of focus on 100 people.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Date Added:
02/01/2022
1.05 Visual History and Visual Media Showcasing the Strength, Perseverance and Oppression of African Americans Across Time
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This Resource includes films covering topics such as historical events, social justice, documentaries,slave narratives, materials on PBS Learning Media for all grades, which includes free curatedstandards-aligned videos, interactives and lesson plans and contains grade level topics of interest.This Resource also contains the Smithsonian NAAHC "Civil Rights History Project." There are alsovarious audiovisual resources on Wisconsin African American History and "Women of theMovement."   

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Interactive
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Gerald Sternberg
Date Added:
03/28/2023
12c. Who Pays for Education?
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

Public education is the single largest expenditure for state and local governments across the nation. Yet it is arguably the most criticized. Many people charge that public schools are faltering and that American academic achievements are far behind those in other countries. In recent years, many states and localities have experimented with improving public schools.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Career and Technical Education
Civics and Government
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
American Government
Date Added:
01/31/2018
The 14th Amendment — Civics 101: A Podcast
Rating
0.0 stars

The 14th Amendment granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States. It also granted them equal protection under the laws and guaranteed due process of law. Those are considered its most important provisions today. That wasn't always the case, however. Why did it take so long for the Supreme Court to affirm these provisions of this significant Amendment, and what does that say about politics at the highest court in the land?

Our guide to the 14th Amendment is Aziz Huq, professor of law at the University of Chicago School of Law.

Subject:
Civics and Government
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Hannah Mccarthy
Date Added:
06/14/2023
"1500 Doomed":  People's Press  Reports on the Gauley Bridge Disaster
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars

The deadly lung disease silicosis is caused when miners, sandblasters, and foundry and tunnel workers inhale fine particles of silica dust--a mineral found in sand, quartz, and granite. In 1935, approximately 1,500 workers--largely African Americans who had come north to find work--were killed by exposure to silica dust while building a tunnel in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. Ordinarily, silicosis takes a several years to develop, but these West Virginia tunnel workers were falling ill in a matter of months because of exposure to unusually high concentrations of silica dust. The crisis over silicosis suddenly became a national issue, as seen in this article in the radical newspaper Peoples' Press . In 1936 congressional hearings on the Gauley Bridge disaster, it was revealed that company officials and engineers wore masks to protect themselves when they visited the tunnel, but they failed to provide masks for the tunnelers themselves, even when the workers requested them.

Subject:
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
An 1893 address to the World’s Woman’s Temperance Union by Frances Willard, president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.
Rating
0.0 stars

This primary source is the speech given by Francis Willard, President of the World's Women's Temperance Union, at the organization's 20th annual convention. In it, she details women's roles in the Temperance Movement and how the Temperance Movement intersected with other social movements.

Subject:
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Francis E Willard
Digital Public Library of America
Date Added:
08/15/2022
1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii
Unrestricted Use
Public Domain
Rating
0.0 stars

This site recounts the struggle for control of Hawaii between native Hawaiians and American business interests in the late 1800s. This 1897 petition and a lobbying effort by native Hawaiians convinced the U.S. Congress not to annex the islands. But months later the U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana and the Spanish-American War began. The U.S. needed a mid-Pacific fueling station and naval base.

Primary source images, standards correlation, and teaching activities are included in this resource.

Subject:
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Date Added:
08/24/2007
18b. Hamilton's Financial Plan
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

Presidents Washington ($1), Lincoln ($5), Jackson ($20), and Grant ($50) all appear on currency. But what about this guy Alexander Hamilton on the ten-spot? How did he get there? A sawbuck says you'll know the answer after reading this piece.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Career and Technical Education
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
01/31/2018
The 1965 Voting Rights Act: Where Does It Stand? — Civics 101: A Podcast
Unrestricted Use
Public Domain
Rating
0.0 stars

We needed an Act of Congress to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment. Is it still doing its job?

It came after decades of discrimination, violence and disenfranchisement -- President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act in 1965, "an Act to enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States." That Act worked. In the decades since, though, states and the Supreme Court have changed what that Act means and can do.

Our guides to this sweeping legislation are Sonni Waknin of the UCLA Voting Rights Project and Gary May, author of Bending Towards Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy.

Subject:
Civics and Government
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Other
Author:
Christina Phillips
Date Added:
07/03/2023
The 19th Amendment: Primary Sources
Rating
0.0 stars

These primary sources follow the content and narrative structure of the Annenberg Classroom film “The 19th Amendment: A Woman’s Right to Vote.”

Handout includes poems, songs, photos, papers, as well as highlights important people and events associated with the 19th amendment.

Subject:
Civics and Government
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Author:
Annenberg Classroom
Date Added:
06/12/2023
2021 Tournament of Presidents (Bracketology)
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This ‘Tournament of Presidents’ activity gives students an opportunity to evaluate the presidents using a "bracket style" competition. Students will examine individual leadership characteristics that are key to the success of the chief executive. Students will utilize C-SPAN Presidential resources with special emphasis on the C-SPAN's 2021 Historians Survey of President Leadership.

Subject:
Civics and Government
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
C-SPAN
Date Added:
06/29/2022
21st Century American Government and Politics  v.1.0
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Textbook focusing on American Government and the specificities of the American political system. In covering American government and politics, this text:
• introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights;
• explains how people are socialized to politics, acquire and express opinions, and participate in political life;
• describes interest groups, political parties, and elections—the intermediaries that link people to government and politics;
• details the branches of government and how they operate; and
• shows how policies are made and affect people’s lives.

Subject:
Civics and Government
Social Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David L. Paletz
Diana Owen
Timothy E. Cook
Date Added:
12/29/2012
The 25th Amendment — Civics 101: A Podcast
Unrestricted Use
Public Domain
Rating
0.0 stars

When a monarch dies, power stays in the family. But what about a president? It was a tricky question that the founders left mostly to Congress to figure out later. Lana Ulrich, of the National Constitution Center, and Linda Monk, constitutional scholar and author of The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide, explain the informal rules that long governed the transition of presidential power, and the 25th Amendment, which currently outlines what should happen if a sitting president dies, resigns, or becomes unable to carry out their duties.

Subject:
Civics and Government
Social Studies
Material Type:
Other
Author:
Christina Phillips
Date Added:
06/27/2023
46f. A Consumer Economy
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

The 1920s was a decade of increasing conveniences for the middle class. New products made household chores easier and led to more leisure time. Products previously too expensive became affordable. New forms of financing allowed every family to spend beyond their current means. Advertising capitalized on people's hopes and fears to sell more and more goods.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Career and Technical Education
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
01/31/2018
4 Service-Learning Project Ideas to Promote Civic Engagement
Rating
0.0 stars

4 Service-Learning Project Ideas to Promote Civic Engagement from Population Education

These are service learning, not volunteer projects that students can construct that focus on their community and contemporary events.

Subject:
Civics and Government
Social Studies
Material Type:
Assessment
Learning Task
Author:
Population Education
Date Added:
08/03/2022
5-4-3-2-1 Summarizing
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
Rating
0.0 stars

CESA #1 EL OER Project

This resource has 6 different graphic organizers that can be used to support English learners across different grade levels and content area subjects. Once you chose the most appropriate organizer for your content area I would suggest to have an EL use the same organizer for all units. Graphic organizers are essential learning tools for English learners.
By: National Behaviour Support Service (NBSS)

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Date Added:
05/15/2018
5 Themes of Geography Picture Sort
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This resource was created as part of the CESA #1 EL OER Project to help EL students (primarily levels 1 & 2) access social studies curriculum and text related to the 5 themes of geography. It can be used to introduce/pre-teach the 5 themes of geography vocabulary and/or as an assessment tool. Students could answer unit questions by pointing to a picture or they could complete the sort to show understanding of the 5 different themes.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Alternate Assessment
Learning Task
Date Added:
05/09/2018
5th Grade Historical Literacy Units
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

5th Grade Historical Literacy Curriculum outlines the content of social-studies integrated units taught within the readers' and writers' workshop framework and taught daily for 90 minutes. Each six week unit contains standards, teaching points, vocabulary, and assessments. Readers' and writers' workshop naturally differentiates for all learners. By June of 2020, each unit will have a slide deck associated with it that contains the teaching points, integrated grammar work, vocabulary, and strategies for partner practice. Our district places careful emphasis on vocabulary, as we have a high percentage of English Language Learners.

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Curriculum Map
Formative Assessment
Date Added:
06/18/2019
6-8 Social Studies/Civics Suggested Scope & Sequence: Based on the Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies (2018)
Rating
0.0 stars

The Wisconsin Social Studies/Civics 6-8 Suggested Scope & Sequence is divided by grade. The writing team decided this because they wanted to be able to build upon previous learning, and if the three courses were listed at any grade, educators would not be able to count on what was happening the year before. Therefore, we offer the
following order of courses:
• 6th Grade: Geography & Cultures of the World: Yesterday and Today
• 7th Grade: Civics & Our Contemporary World
• 8th Grade: Wisconsin & U.S. Studies (Thematic, 1924 – Present Day)

Civics and Social Studies are integrative by nature. Focusing on themes over dates, names, and battles can help students visualize the connections between strands of social studies better and learn to see the bigger picture while still meeting our state standards and expectations. Instead of viewing events in isolation, a thematic approach allows
students to better see connections and patterns across time. In addition, it assists teachers in helping students make connections to their own lives, identities, and current issues.

Each course is thematic, based in inquiry, has a civics lens, and is aligned to the Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies and the National Council for the Social Studies Themes of Social Studies. The courses all have the same units, focused on the strands of social studies (Inquiry, Behavioral Sciences, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science) in a thematic manner through the subject area. Every year starts with an inquiry unit to build inquiry skills and dispositions.

Each unit is further divided into planning ideas tied to middle school indicators from the Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies (2018). These planning ideas include:
• Potential Essential Questions, aligned to the standards
• NCSS theme of this unit
6-8 Social Studies/Civics: Suggested Scope and Sequence 8
• Focusing Questions for the Topic
• Recommended Inquiry Topics
• Specific Social Studies Indicators met with this unit
• Important Terms and Points to Consider
• Supporting Resource Providers to Consider

The essential and focusing questions are meant to help guide instruction and determine quality resources and lessons for use in the classroom. The recommended inquiry topics are provided to assist specific content choices for the unit.

We recognize this work is not as complete as the K-5 recommended scope & sequence. Where the K-5 team started with a framework similar to this document, the 6-8 started from scratch. We anticipate a more robust 6-8 document similar to the current released K-5 to be released by summer 2024.

Subject:
American Indian Studies
Ancient History
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Gender Studies
Geography
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
U.S. History
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Curriculum Map
Author:
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Kristen McDaniel
Date Added:
01/12/2024