Influential People 1914-1933 Teacher Resources
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New Review The House Un-American Activities Committee
Was the House Un-American Activities Committee justified in investigating subversive influences in the entertainment industry? Part two of the three-part series of lessons that examine the anti-communism movement after World War II, focuses on the HUAC investigation of the entertainment industry and the Hiss-Chambers Hearings.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Life in Letters
If you could read the personal diary of any famous person, living or dead, who would it be? Explore the life of an influential American through primary sources such as letters, books, and speeches. The class compiles a biography of this person focusing on the major issues that shaped his or her public life.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Colonialism and American Foundations Sample Test Questions
What was the main cause of European colonization in America? How did Thomas Paine's Common Sense play a role in the establishment of the United States? What was the trans-Atlantic slave trade? These are just a few of the many questions that your learners will consider as they complete this 22-question, multiple-choice assessment on the foundations of the American nation.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 53 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Voices of the American Revolution
Investigate various perspectives regarding resistance that contributed to the American Revolution. They read and analyze primary source documents, complete worksheets, conduct research, and write and present an essay.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 45 Views 88 Downloads
New Review Cesar Chavez and the Mexican-American Field Worker Experience
After researching and learning about the work of Cesar Chavez, your young historians will design a booklet on the conditions and needs of today's field workers and the Mexican-American field worker experience.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Religion and the Argument for American Independence
Students examine how religion affected arguments justifying American independence. They read and analyze primary source documents, and write an essay analyzing how Americans used religious arguments to justify revolution against a tyrant.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
Who was Jim Crow? How did state and local governments restrict the freedoms and rights of African Americans? As you hold up a series of documents illustrating racial discrimination, your class members will identify rights that were restricted and will gain a better understanding of the types of legislation that segregated African Americans between 1860 and the 1960s.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Diets and Influence on Food Choice
From start to finish, this is a truly excellent lesson plan addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease in the United States. Learners begin with a reading excerpt of detailed information on trends in the American diet and the variety of influences that affect food choice.
9th - 12th Health 141 Views 145 Downloads
Empire to Independence
Here is a wonderful presentation, perfect for setting the stage for the Revolutionary War. Containing great information and images, it acts as a timeline of events starting with the French Indian War and ending with the dawn of the American Revolution.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 50 Views 137 Downloads
The Harlem Renaissance
Beauty, art, and truth is the creed of the poet, and the Harlem Renaissance was all of those things. Discover the reasons for the great migration north, the poets, musicians, and artists that were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Slides contain images and great information on many influential people of the time, as well as their contributions to modern American culture.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 61 Downloads
The Daily Show Effect on American Politics and Political Culture
Political satire has been around for many years and is gaining popularity as more satirical television news show are aired. Ask your class to analyze the role of political satire and humor in American politics. The resource provides articles to read as well as some links to relevant video clips.
9th - 12th Language Arts 38 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lincoln's Legend and Legacy
Learners evaluate Lincoln's impact on American History. In this Civil War lesson, students view a film clip of writings about Lincoln. Learners take notes and compare how the writings define his legacy. Students write their own poem or speech about a contemporary or historical figure and compare writings with their classmates.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Influential People Taking A Stand
Seventh graders explore how influential people have taken a stand on difficult issues and the consequences that followed. This lesson connect American studens with students in England who present their own person for exploration.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Reading the Landscape: Geology and Ecology in the Nineteenth Century American Landscape Paintings of Frederic E. Church
Students use the methodology described by Prown (1982) to interpret paintings. They determine artistic, historical, and scientific content and develop an understanding of aspects of nineteenth century American culture. They study the paintings for their internal content and evidence.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 17 Downloads
Outstanding African Americans Activity
Challenge historians to investigate influential African-Americans through this online research activity. Learners undertake this task using online links, some of which require investigative searching. Print the worksheet out first, so students can write as they research.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 9 Views 194 Downloads
Witch Hunt or Red Menace? Anticommunism in Postwar America, 1945-1954
Students investigate the goals and methods of the House Un-American Activities Committee and offer an opinion regarding whether their investigation of Hollywood was justifiable.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 15 Downloads
Oklahoma! The Cultural Myth of America
Learners explore cultural myths in America by collecting images and characteristics of stereotypical Americans. They read a primary source document, discussing the views of the author in class. Next, they compare the terms used to describe Americans in the document to their list with Venn Diagram.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
"Police Action": The Korean War, 1950-1953
Students investigate facts about the war in Korea in the 1950's and attempt to classify American foreign policy as a triumph or a failure. Why the U.S. became involved and the unpopularity of the war in America forms the focus of this lesson.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 39 Downloads
Students explore lodge construction as a representation of culture. In this cultural diversity and Native American history lesson, students listen to a narrative explaining the origin of Native American painted lodges. Students design and illustrate a personal lodge decorated with personal symbols representing important aspects of their own culture.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Designed to follow a unit on 20th century authors, high schoolers participate in a discussion trying to persuade a panel of scholars which 20th century American author is most influential and should be taught in the fictitious school Picky High School.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads