Eras in American History Teacher Resources

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Found Poetry with Primary Sources: The Great Depression

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read a sample found poem and create one together as a class. In this Great Depression lesson, students select a topic, such as miners, and read primary source documents related to the topic. Students select one narrative as the...
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For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how the failure of Reconstruction led to the systematic passage of Jim Crow laws in states across the South and the negative impact these laws had on the growth and development of the US.
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Newspaper Time

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders complete a newspaper article as a part of their exam review for the Revolutionary War. Using information gathered over the course of the unit, 8th graders create their own newspaper reflecting the facts and ideas of the...
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Music and Art of the Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The music of the Harlem Renaissance can provide a way for students to learn about musicians like Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong.
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A Shared Past

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Young scholars examine the Reconstruction efforts after the ending of the Civil War. Using predetermined questions, they answer them using the Internet and prior knowledge. They share their answers with the class and their justifications.
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For Teachers 7th - 10th
Young scholars explore the first English colonies in America. They watch a video on the era of colonization. Students answer questions about the colonies. They visit a specified website to gather information on American settlers and...
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Suffragist

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine one woman's impact on a nation. In this suffragette lesson, students are introduced to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and examine her involvement in both the anti-slavery and woman's movement. Students compare the Declaration...
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Women's Suffrage

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the role of women in the early 1900s. In groups, they use the internet to research groups who favored or opposed giving women the right to vote. To end the instructional activity, they note the methods used by women...
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Children's Attitudes about Slavery and Women's Abolitionism as Seen through Antislavery Fairs

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students examine attitudes of children from the North growing up during the time of slavery. Using documents, they discover how abolitionists tried to change people's ideas of using slaves. They explore how women used antislavery fairs...
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Trail of Tears

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pupils create a poster and a collage about the Trail of Tears. In this Trail of Tears lesson plan, students get into groups and create a poster and collage about the event, and provide a concluding statement about their opinions on the...
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Philadelphia and the Constitutional Convention "Heat Up"

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the Constitutional Convention of 1787. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students role play the parts of delegates in a simulation of the convention.
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James Madison: Madison Was There

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Madison was there! Scholars go on a journey to discover the person behind the founding father label as they explore James Madison's role in the formation of the United States government. The culmination is a writing assignment and...
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Child Labor in America

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students investigate child labor during the Great Depression. In this US policy lesson, students evaluate multiple layers of the social, economic, and political affects of policy during the Great Depression. Students will engage in 5...
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Reconstruction After the Civil War

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the historical period of the Reconstruction and the events that surrounded the abolitionist movement. Students use guided questions to conduct research. Then they complete a venn diagram in order to compare two...
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Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students examine the life of Jackie Robinson and the ways in which he and they can influence government policy.

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