Academy Curricular Exchange
Social Studies
High School (9-12)

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  1. mini-lesson on search & seizure laws.(HS)
  2. mini-lesson on Civil War & Emancipation. (HS)
  3. mini-lesson on role of government (HS).
  4. mini-lesson on Americans living abroad (HS)
  5. mini-lesson on voting/political movements/ social change.(HS)
  6. mini-lesson on arrest and legal system (HS)
  7. mini-lesson on micro-econ/personal budgets (HS)
  8. mini-lesson on economics & government (HS)
  9. mini-lesson on society and aging (HS)
  10. mini-lesson on Oregon cities & towns (HS)
  11. mini lesson on decision making in bomb shelter (7-12)
  12. mini lesson on women's suffrage (9-12)
  13. mini lesson on Middle East geography (HS)
  14. mini lesson on evaluating crimes (HS).
  15. mini lesson-making a newscast about family (HS)
  16. mini lesson on civil rights in wartime (HS)
  17. mini lesson-teaching religious tolerance (HS)
  18. mini lesson on presidential campaigns (11-12)
  19. mini lesson on Presidential elections (12)
  20. mini lesson on playing the stock market (9-12)
  21. mini lesson on home-made political parties (9-12)
  22. mini lesson on US Const./checks-balances (10-12)
  23. mini lesson on porn and the 1st amendment (12)
  24. Civil Rights; Does our society accept minorities? (9-12)
  25. Genealogical research activity (11)
  26. Future plans, goal making, a class reunion (9-12)
  27. Intolerance and inequality using literature; 'Three Little Pigs' and 'Cinderella' (7-12)
  28. Government, Group works with meaningful government dialogue (12)
  29. Government, Freedom of Speech; role playing activity (10-12)
  30. Government, Foreign Policy simulation (10-12)
  31. Government, Becoming an Informed Citizen (7-12)
  32. Government, Report: "Washington Politics; Iron Triangles" (11-12)
  33. Government, Becoming an expert in binding agreements (11-12)
  34. Government, Relating laws to local newspaper (9-12)
  35. Government, Developing 'Checks and Balances' (10-12)
  36. Government, Student Congress in class (9-12)
  37. Government, Attitudinal survey on Justice (7-12)
  38. Government, Conduct poll of student election (9-12)
  39. Government, Class discussion on controversial topics (8-12)
  40. Government, Mock Trial information (11-12)
  41. Government, Develop skill to resolve issues in government (11-12)
  42. Government, Evaluating 'Jack and the Beanstalk' via our present legal system (6-12)
  43. Government, 17 Supreme Court Decision on 1st Amendment Right (11)
  44. Government, Become an entrepreneur; establish a business (10-12)
  45. Government, Federal bureaucracy, how it works (9-12)
  46. Geography, Plotting a hurricane using longitude and latitude (9-12)
  47. Geography, Class cooperation to build puzzle of U.S. (9)
  48. Geography, International Trade: read clothing labels (9)
  49. Economics, Making an opinion poll (9-12)
  50. Economics, Basic banking principles using "Recollections of Pine Gulch" (10-12)
  51. American Revolution Simulation (8-9)
  52. American History; Sectionalism in early U.S. (10-11)
  53. Essay ideas for Civil War study, resources listed (11-12)
  54. World History; identification, mapping & personification of countries involved in WWII (10-12)
  55. U.S. History; How man negotiates his natural freedoms (11-12)
  56. American History; a practical experiment in colonization (8-12)
  57. U.S. History; writing journals using the Oregon Trail (8-12)
  58. Government; Organizing class for political debates, a means of informing voters (9-12)
  59. Government; discovering value of rules through 'Paper Clip' game (11-12)
  60. Government; Defining government by using cooperative groups (9-12)
  61. Government; Researching State and Supreme Court decisions (11-12)
  62. U.S. History; Freedom of the Press using videotape "All the President's Men" (10-12)
  63. Economics; learning about the stock market (11-12)
  64. History & Geography; Inca Expansion (10-12)
  65. U.S. History; How the Supreme Court affects our freedoms (9)
  66. Government; activity involving the Declaration of Independence vs. the Communist Manifesto (9-12)
  67. Government; Writing legal arguments for law in the future (11-12)
  68. Law; Juvenile Justice, Simulation on Shoplifting (7-12)
  69. Culture as it relates to foreign language (9-12)
  70. Government; activity to learn about colonial government (10-12)
  71. Government; Town Meeting simulation (9-12)
  72. Government; Student body voter registration activity (11-12)
  73. Government; analyze "Public Trust / Private Interests" via video (12)
  74. World History; Using chess game to understand class system (7-12)
  75. 'One Person's Garbage, Another Person's...?', waste recycling alternatives (5-12)
  76. Government, hands-on study the Constitution (11)
  77. A Question of Ethics", understanding the meaning (10-12)
  78. "Negotiating Treaties" studying why and what treaties were made during westward expansion (11)
  79. "History Bingo", excellent review activity (any grade level)
  80. "Articles of Confederation Game"; activity demonstrating the philosophical & practical problems that cased the failure of the Articles of Confederation (10-12)
  81. "World War II", studying various causes of WW- II (10-12)
  82. Government, "Civics Jeopardy" - review activity (9-12)
  83. Forming A Government", students develop their own government, laws and penalties (7-12)
  84. Government, "Moot Court", hands-on activity studying civil and due process rights using court cases (11- 12)
  85. Government, "Concentration/ Constitution and Bill of Rights", activity to identify phrases and information (any level)
  86. Government, "Password", activity to identify vocabulary words re: Constitution/Bill of Rights (any level)
  87. "Constitution Scavenger Hunt" (9)
  88. American History, "Supreme Court Rulings", good research activity (10)
  89. World History, "Alliance Game", activity to understanding alliances made before WWI (9)
  90. "Colonial Rules" activity to understand the strife and turmoil which led to the American Revolution (9- 12)
  91. U.S. History, create newspaper presentations for understanding WWI (HS)
  92. Activity to heighten awareness of lifestyles, stereotyping and cultural diversity. (10-12)
  93. Government, American Political Culture, a values debate (12)
  94. Radio's effect on consumer society, cultural views and unity (10-12)
  95. Economics, utilizing business magazines and imagination to understand economic concepts (12)
  96. Economics, studying personal investment options (11-12)

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