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Affirmative Action

Your new faculty advisory board just voted to change your university's admission policy. As dean of admissions, do you agree with the change that requires admission officials to meet enrollment quotas based on race?

Analyzing a Lesson

Examine how elements of teaching for understanding are incorporated in a lesson. Enter your examples of how the element is used in the lesson, and then compare your answers to other teachers’ answers.

Analyzing Artifacts

Analyze historical artifacts by applying the same methods historians use to evaluate everyday items - from dishes, to clothing, to weapons - and consider what that data can tell you about the past.

Approaches in Practice: Treating Psychological Disorders

Explore the contemporary approaches used to understand, treat and prevent psychological disorders. Learn about these approaches and then put each into practice with a patient.

The Art of Creating a Poll

You are the head of the Public Relations committee for your hometown Waste Removal Department. Create a poll for your department to find out how the public feels about waste incineration.

Assessing Student Letters

Assess two drafts of students’ letters using criteria presented as a four-point-scale rubric.

Balancing Sources

Review primary sources that examine historical events. Choose several sources that represent different perspectives of the era and create a narrative that represents a balanced view.

Become a Spice Trader

Travel back to the Renaissance period as a Portuguese spice trader with a large sailing ship. Success brings riches, failure brings ruin, so carefully decide which route, crew size, and goods to trade, and where to stop along the way.

Bridging World History Archive

View more than 1500 items, including photos, documents, maps, and other items, ready for your research and classroom use. Browse by unit title, region, and/or time period.

Cause for Debate

Because the Constitution creates separate institutions that must share power, there will always be disputes over the basic principles. Check out some of the hot issues (term limits, electoral college, judicial review) that are in dispute even to this day.

Civics Exam

What is your citizenship I.Q.? See if you can pass this civics exam on American history, the Constitution and our political system.

Civil Liberties Recap: You Be the Judge

How well can you decide the balance of civil liberties? Review three case summaries as well as the laws and facts about each case and arguments, and then make a ruling.

Civil Rights: Demanding Equality

Decide whether to agree/disagree with the change of policy that requires admission officials to meet enrollment quotas based on race. Then explore other methods to promote racial diversity at schools and universities.

Columbia River Basin

Manipulate GIS map data of the Columbia River basin. Explore the basin and the effects of dams on the salmon population.

Connecting Themes and Disciplines

Connect themes and content to teaching strategies and activities. Practice developing lesson ideas by listing new concepts you would teach and activities you would use to teach them.

Control the U.S. Debt!

Neither the president nor Congress appears to be near a solution on how to control the U.S. debt. Use this exercise to show them how to do it.

Curating an Exhibit

Curate a museum exhibit centered on the theme of "Conflicts in American History." Select artifacts, letters, paintings and other items, and then write descriptions of the items that tie them to the larger theme. View and print final compiled exhibit.

Dagestan Timeline

A timeline using historical maps shows the confluence of Islam and Russian rule in the area known as Dagestan. Follow the development of Islamic political entities in the area of present-day Dagestan.

Economic Timeline

The economic landscape has drastically changed throughout history. Use this timeline to dig deeper, discover relationships, and explore concepts.

Elections and Issues

You've just found out that your neighborhood has been declared a gun-free zone. Choose which side of the issue you are on, and decide which civic actions you will take to support your position.

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