Social Studies (NYS K-12 Framework Common Core)
Intermediate, Commencement, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
This video, from History.com's archives, focuses on how Barack Obama's childhood helped to make him who he is today.
Becoming Barack Obama
SS.5.6.a.1 Students will examine the basic structure of the United States federal government, including the president, Congress, and the courts.
SS.7.5.b.1 Students will compare and contrast the powers granted to Congress, the president, and the Supreme Court by the Constitution.
SS.8.9.a.3 Students will examine the extent to which the economic situation of African Americans improved as a result of the civil rights movement.
SS.8.9.b The civil rights movement prompted renewed efforts for equality by women and other groups.
SS.E.1 Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.