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Standards Index: D2.His.2.9-12.
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Analyze change and continuity in historical eras.
The Secret C.I.A. Operation That Haunts U.S.-Iran Relations
Students will learn about Operation Ajax, a C.I.A. orchestrated plot to overthrow Iran's prime minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, who was viewed as a threat to Western oil interests. The coup eventually fueled a 1979 revolution, and the decline of American influence.
Brown v. Board of Ed and Busing Promised Integration. Why Are Schools Still Segregated?
Students will learn why much of the school integration achieved through cross-town busing has unraveled over the last few decades.
Holocaust Survivors Fleeing Ukraine Find New Home in Germany
Students will examine the history of the Holocaust in Ukraine, and compare and contrast the current crisis in Ukraine.
The Battle for Votes: Gerrymandering
Students will learn the causes and effects of gerrymandering, and how court decisions authorizing race-based gerrymandering have reshaped American politics and created complex legacies.
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.
How the Military Response to 9/11 Led to Two Decades of War in Afghanistan
Students will learn how the U.S. military response to the 9/11 attacks led to decades of war and a chaotic ending."
Whites-Only Suburbs: How the New Deal Shut Out Black Homebuyers
Students will learn how race-based federal lending rules from New Deal programs in the 1930s kept Black families locked out of suburban neighborhoods, a policy that continues to slow their economic mobility.
How the U.S. Has Treated Wartime Refugees
Students will examine the question of what obligation countries have to refugees. As Afghan and Ukrainian migrants settle in the U.S., this video asks whether refugee resettlement is better now than it was for the Vietnamese 50 years ago.
‘No’ on Impeachment Unites Today's GOP. In the 1950s, a Renegade Dared to Break Ranks – Mini Lesson
Students will learn about how Margaret Chase Smith broke ranks with her fellow Republicans in condemning McCarthyism, and also evaluate the potential consequences of politicians who choose not to align with their affiliated party.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Students will analyze and evaluate the actions taken by the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cuban missile crisis.
Transgender Rights, Won Over Decades, Face New Restrictions
Students will learn about historical and contemporary demands for equality by transgender people.
Protests For Racial Justice: A Long History
Students will learn how current protests against police violence and racial inequality are connected to the past, and about the White House commission that released a report in the aftermath of the major urban disorders of 1967.
Extremism in America
Students will explore the seeds of the extremist ideologies that continue to be influential today and the government’s failed attempts to stop the broader white supremacist movement.
Students will learn about housing insecurity during the Covid-19 pandemic and how eviction outcomes often came down to what county, or even city, a tenant lived in.
Immigration in the 1990s: Proposition 187
Students will learn about the anti-immigration movement in California in the 1990s, and why it is relevant today.