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CERCA Now: President's Day

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ELEMENTARY: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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MIDDLE: Harriet Tubman, The Woman Called Moses

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HIGH SCHOOL: My Song Is "My Weapon"


 

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Q1 2022 Custom Lesson

ELEMENTARY

What quality or trait is the most important for a president to have? (Honesty, kindness, bravery, wisdom, etc.)

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MIDDLE

Should Presidents' Day be a school day devoted to understanding our democratic processes and the role of individuals in them?

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HIGH SCHOOL

How do presidents use the occasion of the presidential portrait as a platform to broaden perspectives of themselves and the presidency? (Choose several presidential portraits and compare and contrast them based on various aspects of setting, clothing, pose, expression, etc.)

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READING VISUAL SOURCES

In this lesson, students will learn techniques for reading visual sources, such as timelines, maps, charts and graphs, and political cartoons.

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CERCA Slides: Leadership

CERCA Slides provide one or more weeks of instruction. Whether students are remote, hybrid, or in a traditional classroom environment, teachers can use ThinkCERCA’s ready-made interactive lessons!

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Social Studies-themed CERCA slides take up the compelling question, “What makes a good leader?” From an upper elementary investigation of students as “researcher-leaders” to multisource engagement with historical figures including Toussaint Louverture and Clara Barton, the focus is on their ideas, initiative in times of crisis, and enduring impact.

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