Students use primary source documents, readings, and new media sources as they consider the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan.
Using primary sources, role-play, and simulations, students examine the context in which the U.S. Constitution was framed.
Students explore the choices Brazilians faced as their country transitioned to democracy in the mid-1980s and examine historical forces that informed debate.
Using readings, documents, statistics, and simulations, students explore the history of U.S. relations with China and consider the global impact of China's transformation.
Students trace the history of the black freedom struggle from Reconstruction through the 1960s.
Drawing on primary sources, statistics, a timeline, and selected biographies, students engage in the national debate on the U.S. role in the world in 1946.
Readings, and simulations, and primary sources help students step into the shoes of ordinary Cubans to consider Cuba's future in the post-Castro era.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Using primary sources, students explore the dynamics of the Cold War and step into the shoes of President Kennedy's ExComm during the crisis.
Drawing on primary sources, graphs, readings, and simulations, students assess global environmental problems and possible solutions.
Fog of War
This guide provides a series of lesson plans to accompany Errol Morris' Academy Award wining full-length documentary. [Teacher's Guide only; DVD not included]
Readings, speeches, statistics, case studies and simulations enable students to examine U.S. aid policy and explore the ethical dilemmas faced by policy makers.
Using readings, primary sources, role-plays, and simulations, students consider the issues facing France at a time of social and political upheaval.
Through case studies and primary sources, students trace the international community's response to genocide and consider how to respond in the future.
Readings, primary sources, maps, simulations, and a digital timeline enable students to explore the history of Haiti and consider the legacies of the revolution.
Through readings and simulations, students explore the political, military, and ethical issues involved in the decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan.
Students use readings, case studies, and primary sources to examine the role human rights has played in international politics.
Drawing on statistics, speeches, and commission reports, students examine the historical and current dimensions of immigration policy from multiple perspectives.
Readings, primary sources, and simulations enable students to probe the political and ethical issues raised by the Spanish-American War.
Using readings, primary sources, maps, and simulations, students examine the origins of independence and its legacy today.
Drawing on readings, statistics, and simulations, students explore the basics of international trade and consider its role in this era of globalization.
Using readings and primary sources, students trace the history of Iran, explore the conditions that led to the 1979 revolution, and consider the legacy today.
Students recreate the debate surrounding the decision to go to war, assess the war's impact in the United States, Iraq, and beyond.
Using maps, transcripts, audio, photos, statistics, timelines, and simulations, students examine the inter-war years and recreate the American debate over the Lend-Lease Act.
League of Nations Debate
Using readings, primary sources, and simulations, students explore the causes and effects of World War I at home and abroad.
Readings, maps, artwork, documents, and simulations enable students to see the world through Mexican eyes and to contemplate current Mexican policy choices.
Drawing on maps, cartoons, and primary sources, students examine the history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East from 1900 to the present.
This Lesson helps students better understand the domestic and international issues around North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
Students use readings, primary sources, and simulations to examine the history of nuclear weapons, explore arguments for and against them, and consider current challenges.
Using readings, maps, cartoons, and primary sources, students explore Russian history and consider the U.S. relationship with Russia today.
Using readings, speeches, political reports, art, music, statistics, maps, and simulations, students explores events leading up to the Bolsheviks' assumption of power.
With readings, letters, maps, statistics, and simulations, students explore the triangular trade and the nature of slavery in New England.
Using primary sources, and simulations, students consider the issues faced by opponents of apartheid and recreate the debate among South Africans in 1961.
With readings, primary sources, statistics, cartoons, and case studies, students prepare for a debate in the U.S. Senate on the response to terrorism.
U.S. Role in the World
Readings, primary sources, political cartoons, maps, statistics, and simulations draw students into the promise and uncertainty of the modern era.
Using primary sources, charts, case studies, and simulations, students examine the historical origins of the UN and consider its role in the world today from multiple perspectives.
Using maps, cartoons, and primary sources, students evaluate how successive U.S. administrations perceived the situation in Vietnam, and implemented policy.
War of 1812
Students use primary sources and readings to immerse themselves in the struggle to establish the new federal government's role in foreign policy.
Using political posters, songs, art and literature as well as laws and speeches, students recreate the moment of the Reichstag elections in July 1932 and consider its legacy.
Students use readings, primary sources, and an in-depth case study to explore U.S. westward expansion from multiple perspectives.
This Current Issues Lesson helps students better understand the current political, economic, and health crises in Zimbabwe.