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This section of the website is designed to enhance social studies curriculums by providing teachers with structured lesson plans that examine a variety of topics and are supplemented with video clips of related C-SPAN programming. Our lessons are separated into categories commonly studied in social studies curriculums. Our lessons contain an overview, vocab words, suggested procedure and activities, as well as potential follow up assignments to reinforce student's learning.

Table of Contents

  • AP U.S. Government Key Terms

    • Letter from a Birmingham Jail for AP U.S. Government
      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" is one of the nine required, foundational documents for AP U.S. Government. This lesson includes a guided reading of the Letter, supported…
      23 minutes
    • Line-Item Veto
      The line-item veto provides a president or governor with the power to reject specific provisions in a bill. In this lesson, students will watch a short video clip and examine the rationale and…
      5 minutes
    • AP Government: Quantitative Analysis Question Practice
      This is intended as an end-of-course review activity for practice with the Quantitative Analysis Question format included on the AP United States Government and Politics exam since the 2018 redesign.…
      31 seconds
    • AP Government: SCOTUS Comparison Question Practice
      This is intended as an end-of-course review activity for practice with the SCOTUS Comparison Question format included on the AP United States Government and Politics exam since the 2018 redesign.…
      1 minute
    • Models of Democracy
      In this lesson students will view video clips that are examples of the three models of democracy: Participatory, Pluralist, and Elite. For each video clip, students will need to identify each type of…
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  • Bureaucracy & Regulation

    • The 1970s and the Environment
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on the natural environment in their local communities and potential steps to improve certain aspects. Students then…
      2 minutes
    • The Archivist of the United States
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider the importance of retaining historical and governmental documents. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an…
      50 seconds
    • Vaccine mandates: Policy, history, law, and science
      This lesson plan directs students to explore the recent debate regarding mandatory COVID vaccinations. The lesson supports student learning of the history and science of vaccinations, applicable…
      3 minutes
    • Abortion Debate in Today’s United States
      This lesson plan explores some of the historical, legal, and social arguments surrounding recent legal actions relative to abortion in Texas. Included in this lesson are references to several…
      1 minute
    • Employee Free Choice Act
      In this lesson, students will view video clips that discuss the economic benefits, costs, and trade-offs regarding the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). Students will discuss the different…
      5 minutes
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  • Campaigns & Elections

    • The 1960 Presidential Election
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider their prior knowledge of the Presidential election process and voter preferences. Students then watch, analyze, and…
      6 minutes
    • Modern History of the American Right Wing
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider their prior knowledge of the political parties in the United States. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to two…
      2 minutes
    • How States Redistrict - The Case of 2022
      Through the use of video clips and news articles, this lesson plan explores the Congressional and state redistricting processes in several states, including Texas (TX), Florida (FL), Colorado (CO),…
      7 minutes
    • The 2000 Election and the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case
      This lesson looks at the contested 2000 election and the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case. Students will hear from journalists, participants, and archival video to determine the legal issues,…
      2 minutes
    • Learning from Previous Presidential Transitions
      This lesson has students explore the challenges that incoming administrations face during presidential transitions. Students will hear from historians and from White House staff to learn about…
      4 minutes
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  • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

    • Civil Rights Leader Mary Frances Early
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on their prior knowledge of Civil Rights leaders. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an introductory video that…
      4 minutes
    • Choice Board: Academic Censorship
      Who should be responsible for determining the content and materials that are included in school curricula? The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held…
      1 minute
    • The Ruby Bridges Story
      In this lesson, students will hear from a primary source, Ruby Bridges, as she spoke with elementary school students about her experiences as the first black student in an all-white school in New…
      2 minutes
    • Privacy or Public Interest
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on the nature and scope of privacy. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an introductory video that presents a…
      2 minutes
    • Changing American Demographics
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on the people who live in their local communities. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to three introductory videos…
      2 minutes
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  • Comparative Government

    • Hong Kong: British to Chinese Rule
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider their prior knowledge their guaranteed rights in the United States. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an…
      3 minutes
    • Models of Democracy
      In this lesson students will view video clips that are examples of the three models of democracy: Participatory, Pluralist, and Elite. For each video clip, students will need to identify each type of…
      51 seconds
    • US Tax Rates Compared to Other Countries
      In this lesson students will view a series of video clips that examine overall tax burden in the United States and how it compares to other developed countries. Students will learn about which…
      2 minutes
    • The Magnitsky Act
      In 2009, Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky died while imprisoned after uncovering and exposing a corruption scheme in Russia. Upon learning of his death, Magnitsky's employer, William Browder, CEO of…
      3 minutes
    • Introduction to Iran's Structure of Government
      The Islamic Republic of Iran was established in its current form in 1979 after the Islamic Revolution. The system of government that was established was a theocratic republic with three branches of…
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  • Constitutional Foundation

    • Privacy or Public Interest
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on the nature and scope of privacy. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an introductory video that presents a…
      2 minutes
    • The Archivist of the United States
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider the importance of retaining historical and governmental documents. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an…
      50 seconds
    • Diversity on the U.S. Supreme Court
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider the impact of diversity in American government. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an introductory video that…
      3 minutes
    • Women's Suffragist Tactics
      How did the suffragists win the vote? In this lesson, students will hear from co-authors Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts as they discuss tactics that were implemented by key figures in the…
      1 minute
    • Student Free Speech Since 1969
      In this lesson, students will examine student free speech in the school environment. Students will participate in a rapid-fire writing approach, jigsaw activity, creation of a timeline, and analysis…
      3 minutes
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  • Criminal Law & Justice

    • Senate Impeachment Trials of the President
      In the Constitution, the Senate has the "sole Power to try all Impeachments." While sharing some similarities with criminal trials, impeachment trials of Presidents have unique rules and procedures.…
      7 minutes
    • Jury Trials in Criminal Cases
      The sixth amendment guarantees the right to a trial by jury in all criminal prosecutions. This lesson explores the origins of the right to trial by jury, how juries function and current issues…
      3 minutes
    • Rights of the Accused
      The Constitution guarantees certain rights for those individuals accused of a crime. These include rights contained within in the fourth, fifth and sixth amendments of the Constitution. This lesson…
      4 minutes
    • Supreme Court Landmark Case Gregg v. Georgia (1976)
      Gregg v. Georgia held that Georgia's death penalty statute was constitutional. The Court claimed the statute did not constitute a "cruel and unusual" punishment and therefore did not violate the…
      3 minutes
    • Landmark Supreme Court Case: Gideon V Wainwright (1963)
      Gideon v. Wainwright is responsible for changing the criminal justice system by granting criminal defendants the right to an attorney, even if they can't afford one on their own. The Court ruled that…
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  • Economics & Financial Literacy

    • Perspectives on Energy Production and Climate Change
      This lesson plan explores the current perspectives regarding the balance between energy production and the prevention and mitigation of climate change in the United States. Students will watch and…
      5 minutes
    • Purdue Pharma, OxyContin, and the Sackler Family
      This lesson plan explores the opioid crisis through the lens of Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family. Included in the clips in this lesson are discussions regarding the Department of Justice…
      6 minutes
    • Choice Board - Historic American Business Leaders
      The United States economy is built upon the principle of capitalism. This provides incentives for individuals and private corporations to have the opportunity to form companies that produce, sell and…
      23 seconds
    • Line-Item Veto
      The line-item veto provides a president or governor with the power to reject specific provisions in a bill. In this lesson, students will watch a short video clip and examine the rationale and…
      5 minutes
    • Should the government forgive federal student loan debt?
      This lesson looks at the recent proposals to forgive federal student loan debt and has student explore the arguments surrounding this issue. Students will view video clips of journalists, policy…
      5 minutes
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  • Education

  • English & Literature

    • Chatter - Our Inner Voice
      In this lesson, students will view videos of Ethan Kross, psychologist and author of the book "Chatter." He talks about our so-called inner voice and shares tools people can use to improve mental and…
      2 minutes
    • Role of the World Health Organization
      The World Health Organization was started after World War II as an endeavor to coordinate efforts to combat infectious diseases as they spread around the world. Over the decades, other organizations…
      3 minutes
    • Jeff Shaara Author Study
      This lesson is a collection of video clips featuring author Jeff Shaara. He discusses how he became interested in writing historical fiction, some themes in his writing and his research and writing…
      4 minutes
    • Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: How Books Have Impacted Her Life
      Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks about the significance of books throughout her life. Through the video clips in this lesson, she explains how books have shaped her into the person she has…
      6 minutes
    • The Civil War Through American Art and Literature
      Smithsonian Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey revealed how the Civil War can be seen in works such as landscape paintings, literature and photographs. She examines the symbolism in selections of…
      1 minute
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  • Environmental Policy & Land Use

  • Executive Branch

    • The 1970s and the Environment
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on the natural environment in their local communities and potential steps to improve certain aspects. Students then…
      2 minutes
    • First Lady Jill Biden
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on the roles and work of First Ladies. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an introductory video that presents…
      1 minute
    • The Archivist of the United States
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider the importance of retaining historical and governmental documents. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an…
      50 seconds
    • Autopsy of a President
      This lesson was designed by former C-SPAN Teacher Fellow Evangeline Mitchell as a review activity of the modern presidents. The students research, analyze and create a life-size representation of…
      3 minutes
    • Choice Board Activity - Reflections from Presidents
      Every year, the third Monday in February is recognized as Presidents’ Day. The holiday initially began in 1879, when, under the administration of President Rutherford B. Hayes, Congress established…
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  • Federalism and State Issues

    • Choice Board - Compensating College Athletes for their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL)
      The issue of student athletes having the right to be compensated for use of their name, image and likeness (NIL) has been growing across the country. In addition, access to health care and equity are…
      3 minutes
    • What to expect during the 2020 Redistricting Process
      Following the 2020 Census, states are responsible for redrawing congressional district lines. This lesson looks at the processes that states will use during the 2020 redistricting cycle. Students…
      3 minutes
    • Distribution of a Coronavirus Vaccine
      This lesson looks at the issues relating to the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine when a safe vaccine is developed and approved. This resource has students view video clips of policymakers,…
      3 minutes
    • Election Night 2020: What to Expect
      With the coronavirus pandemic and the increase in early voting and voting by mail, many experts are predicting that election night might look different than previous years. This lesson has students…
      1 minute
    • Increasing Civic Education
      Education is a part of our lives and has always been left to the states to decide what is covered, when it is covered, and how it is covered. Currently ten out of the fifty states do not require any…
      4 minutes
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  • Foreign Policy

    • Genocide
      Following World War II, the international community declared ‘never again’ would we allow atrocities targeted against a group of people. They worked together to define genocide and agreed to…
      3 minutes
    • Deliberation - What strategies should the US adopt to address climate change?
      In this lesson we look at what scientists believe causes climate change as well as some of the effects of these changes. There are two main ways to address climate change - mitigation, or reducing…
      5 minutes
    • U.S. Intervention in Bosnia and Kosovo
      Students will learn about foreign policy strategies, a brief background on the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, and joint NATO and United States military operations in the Balkans during President…
      6 minutes
    • Deliberation - What should the US policy be towards the use of fossil fuels?
      Now that the United States has rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement, the Senate must decide how to meet targets of carbon emissions. The question is how much do we focus on alternative energy sources…
      4 minutes
    • Role of the World Health Organization
      The World Health Organization was started after World War II as an endeavor to coordinate efforts to combat infectious diseases as they spread around the world. Over the decades, other organizations…
      3 minutes
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  • Geography

    • Choice Board - Labor Movement in the U.S.
      Labor or Trade Unions represent thousands of workers in a variety of industries in the United States who seek improvements in working conditions and wages, among other rights. These organizations are…
      21 seconds
    • What to expect during the 2020 Redistricting Process
      Following the 2020 Census, states are responsible for redrawing congressional district lines. This lesson looks at the processes that states will use during the 2020 redistricting cycle. Students…
      3 minutes
    • Analyzing the 2020 Census Results
      This lesson looks at the initial results of the 2020 U.S. Census. Students will use video clips, data sets, and map from the U.S. Census Bureau to identify trends and important pieces of information…
      4 minutes
    • Sectors of the Economy
      The lesson uses a 1951 promotional film from Chevrolet to explain the sectors of the economy. Using three clips from this film, students will be introduced to the concepts of primary, secondary, and…
      10 minutes
    • The Power of Geographic Data: FEMA Floodplain Maps
      Geographers use geographic data to create maps that solve real world problems. These maps can guide individuals, communities and states in making decisions about how best to interact with the…
      3 minutes
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  • Gun Rights & Firearm Legislation

  • Health

    • Chatter - Our Inner Voice
      In this lesson, students will view videos of Ethan Kross, psychologist and author of the book "Chatter." He talks about our so-called inner voice and shares tools people can use to improve mental and…
      2 minutes
    • The Making of American Fitness Culture
      This lesson plan opens with an individual student reflection regarding their personal experiences with fitness and a brief introductory clip detailing major American cultural themes of the 1960s and…
      6 minutes
    • Purdue Pharma, OxyContin, and the Sackler Family
      This lesson plan explores the opioid crisis through the lens of Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family. Included in the clips in this lesson are discussions regarding the Department of Justice…
      6 minutes
    • Vaccine mandates: Policy, history, law, and science
      This lesson plan directs students to explore the recent debate regarding mandatory COVID vaccinations. The lesson supports student learning of the history and science of vaccinations, applicable…
      3 minutes
    • Abortion Debate in Today’s United States
      This lesson plan explores some of the historical, legal, and social arguments surrounding recent legal actions relative to abortion in Texas. Included in this lesson are references to several…
      1 minute
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  • Immigration

    • Changing American Demographics
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on the people who live in their local communities. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to three introductory videos…
      2 minutes
    • Ellis Island - Island of Hope, Island of Tears
      In this lesson, students will explore immigration through the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration 1989 documentary "Island of Hope, Island of Tears." Students will hear some of the reasons…
      4 minutes
    • The Asylum Application Process in the United States
      Under U.S. law, people seeking protection from violence or persecution in their home country can apply for asylum in the United States. This lesson explores the process in which people apply for…
      2 minutes
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  • Interest Groups & Lobbying

    • Choice Board - Labor Movement in the U.S.
      Labor or Trade Unions represent thousands of workers in a variety of industries in the United States who seek improvements in working conditions and wages, among other rights. These organizations are…
      21 seconds
    • Employee Free Choice Act
      In this lesson, students will view video clips that discuss the economic benefits, costs, and trade-offs regarding the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). Students will discuss the different…
      5 minutes
    • How Interest Groups Work
      This lesson looks at various examples of representatives from special interest groups explaining their mission, funding and actions. Using these examples, students will analyze how the purpose and…
      2 minutes
    • Assembly and Petition in and Around Federal Government Workplaces
      "Congress shall make no law...abridging...the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." This inquiry enables students to explore the…
      50 seconds
    • The Impact of Citizens United v. FEC
      In 2010, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case, ruling in favor of Citizens United. The decision changed how campaign finance laws worked…
      4 minutes
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  • Judicial Branch

    • Privacy or Public Interest
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on the nature and scope of privacy. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an introductory video that presents a…
      2 minutes
    • Constance Baker Motley
      In her 2022 Senate confirmation hearing to become the first Black female Supreme Court Justice, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson listed Constance Baker Motley as one of her primary role models. This…
      2 minutes
    • Opening Statements of Female Supreme Court Justices
      Six women have been confirmed as United States Supreme Court Justices: Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Amy Coney Barrett, and Ketanji Brown Jackson. This…
      6 minutes
    • Women and the U.S. Supreme Court
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider their prior knowledge of Supreme Court justices and how many have been women. Students then watch, analyze, and respond…
      3 minutes
    • Diversity on the U.S. Supreme Court
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider the impact of diversity in American government. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an introductory video that…
      3 minutes
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  • Legislative Branch

    • The 1970s and the Environment
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on the natural environment in their local communities and potential steps to improve certain aspects. Students then…
      2 minutes
    • Choice Board: Academic Censorship
      Who should be responsible for determining the content and materials that are included in school curricula? The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held…
      1 minute
    • Privacy or Public Interest
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on the nature and scope of privacy. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an introductory video that presents a…
      2 minutes
    • Opening Statements of Female Supreme Court Justices
      Six women have been confirmed as United States Supreme Court Justices: Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Amy Coney Barrett, and Ketanji Brown Jackson. This…
      6 minutes
    • History of Hispanic Americans in Congress (Choice Board Activity)
      In this lesson, students will learn about Hispanic Americans who have served in Congress as U.S. House of Representatives Historian Matthew Wasniewski discusses some historical figures. He explains…
      2 minutes
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  • Media

    • Female Journalists During the Vietnam War
      This lesson plan about three key female journalists during the Vietnam War era opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider their prior knowledge of the Vietnam War and the role of…
      3 minutes
    • The 1960 Presidential Election
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider their prior knowledge of the Presidential election process and voter preferences. Students then watch, analyze, and…
      6 minutes
    • Hollywood and History
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider the accuracy of their favorite film. Students then watch, analyze, and respond an introductory video clip that details…
      10 minutes
    • Public Perceptions of the Supreme Court
      Since 2009, C-SPAN has released a survey on public opinion regarding the Supreme Court whenever there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court. First opening with a warm up activity that gets students…
      2 minutes
    • Choice Board - Baseball During the Great Depression
      In this lesson, students will view videos of Pepperdine University professor Loretta Hunnicutt discussing baseball during the Great Depression. She looks at the role of baseball in American culture…
      6 minutes
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  • Political Parties

    • The 1960 Presidential Election
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider their prior knowledge of the Presidential election process and voter preferences. Students then watch, analyze, and…
      6 minutes
    • Modern History of the American Right Wing
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider their prior knowledge of the political parties in the United States. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to two…
      2 minutes
    • Comparing the 2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions
      Using clips from the Democratic National Convention (August 17-20, 2020) and the Republican National Convention (August 24-27, 2020), this lesson has students compare the speeches given at each…
      3 minutes
    • Demographics and Political Alignment
      What demographics are more likely to be Democratic or Republican? In this lesson, students will learn about political participation based on demographics and how political parties use those…
      3 minutes
    • The Functions of Political Parties
      Political parties serve as linkage institutions that connect people to the government. This lesson has students explore the functions of political parties by viewing video clips of Democratic and…
      3 minutes
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  • Science & Technology

    • Weapon Makers That Transformed America
      This lesson plan opens with reflective question that asks students to reflect on the role that guns play in American society. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to two introductory video clips…
      5 minutes
    • Sagittarius A* and NASA's Perseverance Rover
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on their understanding of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the purpose of space exploration.…
      4 minutes
    • Chatter - Our Inner Voice
      In this lesson, students will view videos of Ethan Kross, psychologist and author of the book "Chatter." He talks about our so-called inner voice and shares tools people can use to improve mental and…
      2 minutes
    • The James Webb Space Telescope
      This lesson explores the NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). According to the Space Telescope Science Institute, "Webb will build on the legacy of previous space-based telescopes to push the…
      8 minutes
    • The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission
      This lesson explores the NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). According to NASA, "DART a planetary defense-driven test of technologies for preventing an impact of Earth by a hazardous…
      5 minutes
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  • Social Services

  • State History

    • Civil Rights Leader Mary Frances Early
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on their prior knowledge of Civil Rights leaders. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an introductory video that…
      4 minutes
    • The Ruby Bridges Story
      In this lesson, students will hear from a primary source, Ruby Bridges, as she spoke with elementary school students about her experiences as the first black student in an all-white school in New…
      2 minutes
    • Virginia Native Women in Leadership (Choice Board Activity)
      In this lesson, students will hear from Diana Gates of the Nottoway tribe as she describes the matriarchal organization of indigenous societies during the colonial era. She discusses the role of…
      4 minutes
    • The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
      This lesson explores the events and legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Students will view C-SPAN video clips of historians and residents of Tulsa to learn what occurred and how it was…
      2 minutes
    • The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War
      This lesson has students explore the formation and legacy of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, one of the first Black regiments during the Civil War. Students will view video clips…
      5 minutes
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  • StudentCam

    • An Introduction to the C-SPAN Video Library
      This activity is a way to introduce your students to C-SPAN's extensive Video Library. This will help students gain an understanding of what content C-SPAN covers. It can also help prepare students…
      3 minutes
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  • Supreme Court Cases

    • Diversity on the U.S. Supreme Court
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider the impact of diversity in American government. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an introductory video that…
      3 minutes
    • CURRENT 2021-2022 Supreme Court Oral Arguments
      The Supreme Court has the power to interpret the Constitution. Its rulings on cases determine the meaning of laws and acts of Congress and the president. During oral arguments, attorneys for each…
      8 minutes
    • Abortion Debate in Today’s United States
      This lesson plan explores some of the historical, legal, and social arguments surrounding recent legal actions relative to abortion in Texas. Included in this lesson are references to several…
      1 minute
    • Student Free Speech Since 1969
      In this lesson, students will examine student free speech in the school environment. Students will participate in a rapid-fire writing approach, jigsaw activity, creation of a timeline, and analysis…
      3 minutes
    • AP Government: SCOTUS Comparison Question Practice
      This is intended as an end-of-course review activity for practice with the SCOTUS Comparison Question format included on the AP United States Government and Politics exam since the 2018 redesign.…
      1 minute
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  • U.S. History

    • The New Deal Subsistence Homesteads Program
      This lesson plan opens with a reflective question that asks students to consider the role of government of supporting those in need. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to two introductory…
      3 minutes
    • The Concept of Family in the 1950s
      This lesson plan opens with two reflective question that ask students to reflect on the concept of family. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to two introductory video clips that present an…
      2 minutes
    • Weapon Makers That Transformed America
      This lesson plan opens with reflective question that asks students to reflect on the role that guns play in American society. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to two introductory video clips…
      5 minutes
    • Memory of the Civil War
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on historical storytelling and how historical narratives can shift. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an…
      5 minutes
    • The 1970s and the Environment
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on the natural environment in their local communities and potential steps to improve certain aspects. Students then…
      2 minutes
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  • World History

    • Hong Kong: British to Chinese Rule
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider their prior knowledge their guaranteed rights in the United States. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to an…
      3 minutes
    • Female Journalists During the Vietnam War
      This lesson plan about three key female journalists during the Vietnam War era opens with reflective questions that ask students to consider their prior knowledge of the Vietnam War and the role of…
      3 minutes
    • Changing American Demographics
      This lesson plan opens with reflective questions that ask students to reflect on the people who live in their local communities. Students then watch, analyze, and respond to three introductory videos…
      2 minutes
    • The Legacy of Benjamin Franklin
      According to Britannica, Benjamin Franklin was “one of the foremost of the Founding Fathers.” He helped draft the Declaration of Independence, represented the United States in France during the…
      6 minutes
    • Rethinking President Warren G. Harding
      This lesson plan opens with a brainstorming activity where students reflect on who they perceive as the best and worst U.S. Presidents. From there, students will read an article that introduces them…
      3 minutes
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