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Which school system is better: our current system or the one from the 19th century? Compare schools of the 19th and 21st centuries using an historical perspectives lesson. Learners research primary and secondary sources to discover how 19th century student attitudes compare with those of today. They use their findings to participate in a classroom debate.
Third graders discuss the farming life in 19th century New England. For this New England lesson, 3rd graders watch a DVD and listen to a story describing this time period. They answer questions and create a Venn Diagram poster showing Work in the 19th Century and Work today.
Learners study paintings, sculptures and of objects d'art as documents to study the 19th century Industrial Revolution. In this art history lesson, students study a chronological timeline of art during the Industrial Revolution. Learners read about the art and artists of this method and time.
High schoolers interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this immigration lesson, students research immigration to the United States in the latter half of the 19th century and discuss the motivation for it. High schoolers also discuss the effect of immigration on the Industrial Revolution.
By examining free trade, protectionism, and analyzing 19th and 21st century arguments for and against the tariff, high schoolers will be able to compare and contrast the 19th and 21st century. They will analyze text, answer discussion questions, and participate in a debate. The final assessment will be to summarize an article.