The featured documents from a WPA project that employed authors to write state travel guides will spark student interest in local history and can help launch a lesson on the Great Depression and New Deal programs.
The records of an immigrant accused of sedition during World War I can spark a classroom debate about national security and freedom of speech.
Studying the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child will engage students developing questions and planning inquiries about the situation of children worldwide.
This high school lesson plan introduces two essential UN human rights documents and challenges students to reflect on the causes of child exploitation and ways to reduce violations of children's rights.
In this lesson, middle school students consider the links between consumer decisions and child labor.
Elementary students learn to distinguish between a need and a want and contemplate how their decisions as consumers affect other children.
The visual and textual techniques combined in graphic novels make these books ideal for teaching multimodal literacy, social studies content, and the process of crafting a historical narrative.
Finding out students' thoughts and feelings about class topics should be an essential part of any curriculum planning process.
The selected websites offer resources and ideas for incorporating the arts with traditional social studies content.