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Women's History: Activity Pack

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson collection from PBS’s History Detective series has young historians investigating women's contributions to American history. Young sleuths search for clues in artifacts, images, and videos. They hold a mock convention,...
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Partners In Winning The War Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How propaganda was used to change the concept of women's roles during World War II is the focus of an online exhibit provided by the National Women's History Museum. Packed with propaganda posters and pictures, the packet points out how...
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African American Women Before and After the Civil War: Slavery and Freedom

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students listen to data on African American women in Texas before the Civil War. In this Civil War lesson, students compare and contrast the lives of slave and free women, and discuss case studies, locating areas on a map. Students...
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Women’s Rights in Iraq

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Through guided discussions and collaborative activities, your class members will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the rights of women in Iraq, but they will also consider common misconceptions of Islam and examine the...
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World War I Poster Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
These three worksheets will help get your World War I propaganda poster project well on its way! It offers sample images of various types of propaganda topics, such as buying victory bonds or joining military forces. It then provides a...
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The Home Front: How Did People Prepare for the War at Home?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Wars have a profound effect not only on a country's soldiers, but also on the everyday lives of its citizens. Invite young historians to discover how Britain prepared for the second World War by analyzing a series of government posters...
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Women's Achievement Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
How much do you or your class know about various achievements made by women thorughout history? Here is a set of 10 questions with answers all related to the accomplishments of women in science, politics, civil rights, and law.
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U.S. Involvement in World War II through the Lens of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young historians examine photos, letters, war posters, and other primary source documents to analyze the rationale for the Manhattan Project, determine why Oak Ridge was selected as a site for the Secret City, and study the contributions...
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From The Great War To The Great Depression

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discover details about 1920's America. In this American history instructional activity, young scholars read From the Great War to the Great Depression. Students then research famous Americans from the time period and present their...
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World War I

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
How did World War I effect the United States' status as a world power? Pupils examine a website to learn many interesting facts about American involvement during World War I. They read passages and interact with artifacts in an online...
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Fly Girls: Women Aviators in World War II

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore contributions of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II with an engaging history lesson. Middle schoolers examine portrayals of women in World War II posters and newsreels, compare and contrast them with...
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World War II through the Radio Waves

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Young historians channel the very medium used to convey news during World War I. They create and present a five-minute radio broadcast on a particular topic from the war, such as the roles of African Americans and women, war bonds,...
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World War II Home Front

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Eleventh graders examine the political demands put on one of four groups living in America during WWII. Each class member is asked to research and write a paper describing the homefront experience for women, Hispanics, African-Americans,...
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Women's Suffrage for Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Women fought for the right to vote. After reading various articles about the history of women's suffrage, learners transform themselves back in time and argue for or against the 19th Amendment. While it seems kind of silly to argue...
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Creating a Civil War Board Game

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Young historians demonstrate creativity and critical thinking skills in a project about the Civil War. Working in partners or groups, they design a board game that reviews information from the war, including causes of the war and...
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Harriet Tubman: Civil War Spy

For Students 6th - 9th
Add engaging new material to Harriet Tubman and Civil War curricula with a crisply designed, two-page reading about the famous abolitionist. The text details a military raid she led against the Confederate army, informs readers about Tom...
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Sustaining Total War - Women in World War One

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
During World War I, women served in the factories and on the home front to keep nations churning. The ninth lesson of a 32-part WWI series examines the role women played in the Great War and provides topics for discussion on women's...
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Women's Suffrage Movement Across America

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An engaging resource provides many primary source materials to inform a study of the Women's Suffrage Movement. Suggestions include building a timeline of the fight, using the documents as the basis of a DBQ, and/or using a Venn diagram...
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Colonial Women During the Revolution

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Young researchers use the Internet or books to find out about colonial women during the American Revolution. They organize information in a graphic to demonstrate their understanding of the research they gathered before writing a...
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Clara Barton: Civil War Hero

For Students 4th Standards
Gain information about Clara Barton, a Civil War hero, and enhance reading comprehension skills with a worksheet that challenges scholars to read an informational passage and answer five short answer questions.  
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Women’s Suffrage Movement

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Though the movement for Women's Suffrage stretched over several decades and across two centuries, the final few years were the most difficult hurdle in many ways. Use a document-based question writing exercise to make inferences about...
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Firestorms: The Bombing of Civilians in World War II

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the implication of civilian targets in war. In this World War II lesson, students investigate the history of bombing practices in war. Students zero in on World War II bombing practices as they discuss precision and area...
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Lincoln and the War’s Larger Meaning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze Abraham Lincoln's view of the Civil War. In this American Civil War lesson, students read excerpts of Lincoln's speeches to determine whether he had a dual view of the war. Students respond to discussion questions about...
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Rosie the Riveter

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
During World War II, many women entered the workforce as their husbands went off to war. A lot of those women worked on fighter jets and bombers. They were known as Rosie the Riveters. Learn more about the well-known icon with an...

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