In this explainer video, students learn about the Black Death, a pandemic that swept through Europe in the 14th century. They explore the devastating effects and how the Black Death became one of the deadliest diseases in history.
The Cold War was less like a war and more like a rivalry—a struggle for global influence between the United States and Soviet Union. In this investigative video, students learn about the Cold War. They explore the causes and events of the Cold War, and contemplate how the Cold War shaped the world today.
In this EL Content Companion, ELs will learn about the causes of the Great Depression using scaffolds. The lesson contains a language objective, social-emotional learning objectives, and focused vocabulary instruction.
For over a thousand years, three successive civilizations ruled West Africa. In this lesson, students will learn about the Ghana, Mali, and Songhai empires. They will also discover how these empires contributed to the spread of Islam.
For thousands of years, India has been a hub of cultural, religious, and scientific development. In this lesson, students will learn about the Maurya and Gupta empires. They will also discover how the caste system shaped ancient Indian society.
In this one-minute video, students learn about the executive branch of the United States government. A host explains the qualifications and expressed powers of the presidency, and students consider what informal powers the president has.
In this one minute video, students learn about feudalism. A host explains the rise and fall of feudalism during the Middle Ages, and students consider how feudalism influenced political, economic, and social society in medieval Europe.
Why do we have the First Amendment, and what freedoms does it guarantee? In this one-minute video, students learn about the five freedoms outlined in the amendment. A host explains each of them and identifies some of their limitations.
In this one-minute video, students learn about the judicial branch of government. A host explains the structure and function of the judicial branch, and students will analyze the role that the judicial branch plays in the United States government.
What is jury duty, and why is it important? In this one-minute video, students learn about jury duty. A host explains what a jury is and how juries are selected, then students consider why jury duty is an important civic duty.
The Korean War is often referred to as the "forgotten war." Why is that? In this explainer video, students learn about the Korean War. They explore the causes and events of this war and consider its lasting effects today.
Who makes the laws? In this one-minute video, students learn about the legislative branch. A host describes the structure and functions of Congress, and students consider the significance of a two-chamber system.
In this social studies activity, students will review their understanding of the legislative branch of government using Nearpod's interactive quiz game, Time to Climb.