We began by asking teachers what they need.  Based on that research, we identified 10 key educational units under the government-mandated strands of Geography, History, Government and Economics.  Each unit contains segments that align with the four dimensions of the C-3 Framework preparing students for College, Careers and Civic Responsibility.   Tools include a program kickoff video, pertinent photos, graphics, maps, learning objectives, standards alignment, scenario procedures, step-by-step activities, student “think sheets,” field trip suggestions, extensive resource citations for additional research…all ALIGNED WITH STATE AND FEDERAL STANDARDS.

The units available under Phase One of the VLS offering are:

  • First European Settlements – The Courageous Life of Early Pioneers
  • Ellis Island and Immigration — A Gateway to Liberty and Opportunity
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott and Civil Rights Movement — The Struggle for Justice and Equality
  • Causes and Consequences of World War I – The War to End all Wars
  • U.S. Entry into World War II – A Battle to Preserve Democracy
  • History of Labor Unions in the U.S. – A Fight for Better Wages and Working Conditions
  • Grand Canyon – Exploring a Natural Treasure
  • How to Pass a Bill – Laws in the Making
  • The Great Chicago Fire –Turning Tragedy into Triumph
  • The New York Stock Exchange – A Look at the World’s Largest Securities Market