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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.
The War on Terror and the Debate Over Torture
Students will learn about the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, focusing on the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” and the ensuing calls for accountability.
1924 Democratic Convention: Tension Over Immigration
Students will learn how the 1924 Democratic National Convention became a raucous battleground over the influence of the Ku Klux Klan.
Can You Spot Misinformation?
Students will learn how to fact-check a sensational story using a technique called lateral reading.
McCarthyism: Populism and the Press
Students will learn how Joseph McCarthy rode to power on a wave of anti-communist fears, and how television contributed to both his rise and fall.
Midterm Elections: 1966 Midterms Signal a Realignment, Shaping Today’s Parties
Students will learn how Southern voters, once loyal to the Democratic Party, elected Republican candidates in 1966 as the two parties began to sort themselves into distinctly partisan camps.
Midterm Elections: How 1994 Midterms Set Off an Era of Divisive Politics
Students will learn how the midterm elections, often a referendum on the sitting president’s agenda, can set the stage for future policy debates.
Where's That Photo From? Identify the Source
Students will learn the skill of reverse image search and describe the process as applied to the provided examples.