Require High School Civics Test

March 30th, 2015|

BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL: "In a democratic republic, civics knowledge matters at least as much as math and science. The Civics Education Initiative can only make things better, and every state should be on board." Read the rest.  

National Medal of Honor Day

March 25th, 2015|

The Medal of Honor has been awarded to 3,493 individuals during 26 conflicts, including our own Joe Foss. The greatest commendation our nation can confer is the Medal of Honor. The first Medals of Honor were presented on March 25, 1863. To commemorate this date and all Medal of Honor recipients, Congress declared March 25th [...]

Decoding the Lyrics: “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage

March 5th, 2015|

Capture the interest of today's student with the fun and informative music video based on Lady Gaga's hit song, "Bad Romance." Produced by Soomo Publishing, it tells the story of suffragist Alice Paul and her fight for the American woman's right to vote. After presenting the video, use the analysis sheet to Decode the Lyrics. This activity [...]