Unlocking your Cellphone: Property Rights in the Digital Age

If there’s one gadget nearly impossible to live without in the 21st century, it’s the cellphone. Most of us keep one on us at all times, and a recent survey showed that for a majority of 18-34 year olds giving up their smartphone would be the hardest possession to live without. But is it really YOUR smartphone?

  • Resource Type: Lesson Plans, Modules (Teaching Unit)
  • Subject: Rights and Responsibilities
  • Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

govinfo.gov

govinfo.gov offers a way to discover and access Government information from the three branches of the U.S. Government. Search or browse more than 50 collections of legislative, executive, and judicial primary source content. Find: Congressional bills, hearings, or the Congressional Record; Executive orders, presidential speeches, and regulations in the Federal Register; Opinions from more than 100 U.S. courts, and more. Use govinfo.gov on any device for official, digital, and secure content.

  • Resource Type: Primary Sources
  • Subject: Federal Government
  • Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Weed Out Propaganda

A bold digital poster outlines a simple acronym — S.E.E.D. — to help students learn to spot propaganda by recognizing four of its key techniques. Students analyze historical propaganda and understand that it is a marketing tool used to promote a variety of causes.

  • Resource Type: Media
  • Subject: Media Literacy
  • Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Alexander Hamilton Primary Source Documents

Alexander Hamilton, the subject of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s eponymous Broadway show, influenced the drafting the United States Constitution, ensured its ratification, and helped to save the fledgling nation from financial ruin. Learn more about Hamilton’s role at the Constitutional Convention, New York Ratifying Convention, and in drafting the famous Federalist Papers by exploring historical documents in the ConSource digital library.

  • Resource Type: Primary Sources
  • Subject: Federal Government
  • Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Bill of Rights Day

Celebrate Bill of Rights Day on December 15th by examining the role of Government and the value of individual liberty that our founders enshrined in the Constitution. Help your students understand the foundation of our Bill of Rights with this lesson plan and activities from our online digital textbook geared to engage your students with history in a totally new way.

  • Resource Type: Books, Editorial Cartoons, ESL Appropriate, ESL Materials, Essays, Lesson Plans, Media, Modules (Teaching Unit), Photography, Primary Sources, Research (Digests of Primary Sources), Special Needs/Language Focus
  • Subject: Foundations of Democracy
  • Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12