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Affirmative Action

Your new faculty advisory board just voted to change your university's admission policy. As dean of admissions, do you agree with the change that requires admission officials to meet enrollment quotas based on race?

Approaches in Practice: Treating Psychological Disorders

Explore the contemporary approaches used to understand, treat and prevent psychological disorders. Learn about these approaches and then put each into practice with a patient.

The Art of Creating a Poll

You are the head of the Public Relations committee for your hometown Waste Removal Department. Create a poll for your department to find out how the public feels about waste incineration.

Become a Spice Trader

Travel back to the Renaissance period as a Portuguese spice trader with a large sailing ship. Success brings riches, failure brings ruin, so carefully decide which route, crew size, and goods to trade, and where to stop along the way.

Bridging World History Archive

View more than 1500 items, including photos, documents, maps, and other items, ready for your research and classroom use. Browse by unit title, region, and/or time period.

Cause for Debate

Because the Constitution creates separate institutions that must share power, there will always be disputes over the basic principles. Check out some of the hot issues (term limits, electoral college, judicial review) that are in dispute even to this day.

Civics Exam

What is your citizenship I.Q.? See if you can pass this civics exam on American history, the Constitution and our political system.

Civil Liberties Recap: You Be the Judge

How well can you decide the balance of civil liberties? Review three case summaries as well as the laws and facts about each case and arguments, and then make a ruling.

Civil Rights: Demanding Equality

Decide whether to agree/disagree with the change of policy that requires admission officials to meet enrollment quotas based on race. Then explore other methods to promote racial diversity at schools and universities.

Control the U.S. Debt!

Neither the president nor Congress appears to be near a solution on how to control the U.S. debt. Use this exercise to show them how to do it.

Economic Timeline

The economic landscape has drastically changed throughout history. Use this timeline to dig deeper, discover relationships, and explore concepts.

Elections and Issues

You've just found out that your neighborhood has been declared a gun-free zone. Choose which side of the issue you are on, and decide which civic actions you will take to support your position.

Executive Branch Recap: The Bureaucracies

The departments and agencies of the executive branch are responsible for regulating many of the things we use in our everyday routines. Follow a student through her day to find objects regulated by the government.

Executive Leadership Recap: Roles of The President

The President wears many hats such as Chief of State, Party Leader, Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief. Try your hand at assisting the President with his schedule, as the Chief of Staff.

Federalism Approaches Activity

The U.S. has a federal system of government where the states and national government exercise separate powers within their own spheres of authority and the lines of power change over time. Explore how the balance of power has shifted over time.

Graphing Lab -- Skiing

Michael and friends are planning a skiing weekend. Show them how to afford it.

The Human Brain

Explore the three interconnected layers of the human brain. The central core (basic life processes), limbic system (emotion and memory) and the cerebral cortex (higher cognitive functions).

Image as History: Civil War Photography

After many of the Civil War battles, photographers took pictures of the mangled bodies waiting to be buried. Does this photograph depict an actual battlefield scene, or did the photographer contrive it?

Image as History: Colonial Society

What does this portrait suggest about eighteenth-century attitudes toward the family? See how portraits of the rich and powerful can provide a picture of life in the American colonies.

Image as History: Re-Mapping History

Maps of the routes of the Lewis and Clark expedition have tended to represent the West as empty country for the taking. On this map, made for a biography of Sacagawea, whose journey is represented?

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