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- Carolyn M., 1st year teacher
- Aiken, SC
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Students explore the immigration wave that hit the United States in 19th century. In this immigration lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources to determine what the immigration experience was like for new citizens. Students write poetry based in their findings and participate in a debate.
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. In this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role of Progressives in changing American government.
Students examine the art of artists who use portrait drawing to make a political statement. In this art analysis activity, students discuss the elements of a portrait and view the portraits as political expressions. Students complete image based discussion and research the trail and execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.
Students examine 1920's America. In this 20th century American history lesson, students watch segments of the Discovery video "From the Great War to the Great Depression." Students conduct further research pertaining to World War I, Pop Culture, and Prohibition. Students select one of several listed topics or people to research in depth and present to their classmates.
Students determine how to help Americans during the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, students examine several documents dealing with the causes of the Great Depression. Students create plans to deal with the crisis and write their own Fireside Chats.
Students examine the implications of economic depressions. In this Great Depression instructional activity, students watch video clips from the film "The Grapes of Wrath," and participate in classroom activities that require them to analyze primary sources and research the conditions of the country during the era.
Students investigate the history of the world by examining images and artifacts. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students utilize photographs from a cardboard box as clues in order to identify the specific civilization group they each represent. Students present their box and photographs as a group to the rest of the class.