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154 resources with the concept historical documents

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Becoming Us

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The mission statement of the National Museum of American History’s Becoming US: Teaching Immigration and Migration History in the 21st Century series is to provide “educational resources for high school teachers and students to learn...
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Becoming Us: Resistance

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The three case studies in the Becoming Us: Resistance unit module look at the individuals and groups who have resisted the antidemocratic forces of inequality and oppression. The Fighting For Freedom resource has young historians...
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Becoming Us: Belonging

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The Becoming Us: Belonging module examines how the American ideal of shared identity has been challenged by fear and insecurity. The first of three case studies focus on the deportation of Mexican American citizens during the Great...
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Becoming Us: Policy

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Studying the laws and policies enacted to restrict or reform immigration, including or excluding certain groups of people, is essential to understanding the complicated history of immigration in our nation's democracy. Three case studies...
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Becoming Us: Borderlands

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Three case studies make up a unit the looks at the power contentions and exchanges in the borderlands that have shaped the United States. The first case study focuses on creating the US southern border and the experiences of people...
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Social Security: 5 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did the New Deal fundamentally shift the role of the American government in the economy? Your class members will examine the interpretations of various historians in answering this question, and use a variety of primary and secondary...
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Spanish-American War: 5 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Nine historical documents, an interactive online notebook, and a fantastic opportunity for historical inquiry await your pupils in this 5-day lesson plan. Class members identify and discuss various causes for the Spanish-American War...
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World War I

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Set to music from the time, this clip shows actual footage taken prior to and during WWI. From the funeral procession for Franz Ferdinand, to the mobilization of troops, this video is sure to give your class an idea of life in 1914-1919....
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Everyday Documents

For Students 4th - 8th
Almost more of a lesson than a activity, this particular resource has learners examine different types of historical documents. There is a historical docment embedded in the activity that learners study, and they also bring in documents...
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The Process of Early Space Flight: The Gemini Program

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
New ReviewIdeas take flight in an exciting activity on the NASA Gemini Program. Young scholars analyze photos from NASA's Gemini Program and place photos in the correct sequence of events. Academics also discuss the program and how the steps to...
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The Space Race: Project Mercury

For Teachers 8th - 12th
New ReviewRace to the moon! An engaging activity focuses on NASA's Project Mercury and the Space Race. Scholars read a memorandum regarding the project and explore how it fueled Cold War tensions. Academics complete a worksheet and discuss the...
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The Path of Justice: Selma and the Voting Rights Act

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewThe civil rights movement: An ongoing battle for change. The activity focuses on President Johnson's speech in response to the massacre at the Selma March. Academics study the speech, complete a hands-on-activity, and discuss President...
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The Impact of Bloody Sunday in Selma

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewWho is to blame when a peaceful protest turns deadly? Scholars research the impact of the civil rights march in Selma, better known as Bloody Sunday. The activity uses files from the FBI's investigation to help academics understand the...
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New Review1964: A victory for the civil rights movement! Scholars read a section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and discuss what affirmative actions means to them. The resource is a jigsaw activity, with each group focusing on one section of the...
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Responding to the Murder of Harry T. Moore

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewHeroic civil rights leader Harry T. Moore is murdered! An eye-opening activity delves into the past to understand the murder of prominent civil rights leader and educator Harry Moore and his wife. Academics also read President Truman's...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Fight for Civil Rights

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewFind clues to the past with photos! Young historians use a photo from one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s peaceful protests to practice photo analysis. Academics look at the image to gain clues about what is happening and why. To finish,...
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Integration of the US Armed Forces

For Teachers 6th - 8th
New ReviewUncle Sam wants you to integrate the military! The activity uses images and documents to help scholars understand the integration of African Americans into the mainstream military. Academics analyze a series of military photos and...
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The Cuban Missile Crisis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewCold War tensions led to hostile actions. Scholars use primary sources to understand the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis during President Kennedy's administration. The lesson provides primary sources and a graphic organizer to...
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A Presidential Decision - The Bay of Pigs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewThe lesson examines President Kennedy's response to the Bay of Pigs Crisis and  Cold War tensions. Academics learn how the information President Kennedy had affected his response to the question of whether to invade Cuba. Scholars read...
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Civil Rights and Cold Warriors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewThree presidents, three views on civil rights. Scholars compare the administrations of President Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy to understand how each addressed the issue of civil rights. The lesson uses primary sources and graphic...
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Speaking Freely In the Soviet Union's Autocratic Government

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewSpeak your mind! The lesson explores the difference in free speech between the United States and the Soviet Union. Academics review the constitutions of both governments, political cartoons, and case studies to understand how freedom of...
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Brown v. the Board of Education: Success or Failure?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewDesegregation does not mean equality. An eye-opening activity focuses on the impact of the Brown v. Board of Education decision to end school segregation. Scholars review a series of political cartoons to understand how the public viewed...
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Introduction to the Domino Theory and Containment Policy in Vietnam

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewScholars analyze a propaganda poster against communism. The resource uses the poster to examine the domino theory and containment policies used by the United States to stop the spread of communism in Vietnam. Scholars work in pairs or...
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Gulf of Tonkin Incident and Resolution

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewThey sunk our battleship! An engaging activity focuses on the Gulf of Tonkin Incident and the sinking of the USS Maddox. Young historians learn how it increased tensions leading to the Vietnam War and read through a first draft of the...