For those who have asked about more recent history materials, we've recently posted three new lesson plans on late 20th-century and early 21st-century topics.

Our Reaganomics lesson plan is a Structured Academic Controversy. Students use evidence from five historical documents to build arguments on whether the economic policies of President Reagan were good for the United States:

Students may be aware of current debates about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) but may not know that the agreement has been contentious since its inception. In this lesson, students read different perspectives on free trade and globalization to answer the question: What were arguments in the U.S. against ratifying NAFTA?

In 1997, 191 countries signed the Kyoto Protocol, a global agreement to limit greenhouse gasses. Although President Clinton signed the agreement, the Senate never ratified the treaty. In our new Kyoto Protocol lesson, students examine four primary sources to understand why the United States did not ratify the Kyoto Protocol: