Students explore Great Depression using collection of primary sources in the archives of the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial, focusing on the Bonus Army march on Washington D.C. in June 1932.
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The Good, The Bad, The Crazy: Roman Emperors
This resource includes a few pages of secondary source information on ancient Roman emperors, followed by a series of corresponding reading comprehension questions. Use these worksheets for a very straightforward approach to reading and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Time for Justice
The Academy Award-winning documentary A Time for Justice launches a unit that examines America's civil rights movement. Class members examine key events and participants in the movement and consider how the civil rights movement changed...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Civil Rights: John Lewis’s Speech(es) of August 1963, the March on Washington
Ninth graders examine John Lewis's message to Americans. In this American Civil Rights Movement lesson, 9th graders compare the draft of Lewis's speech at the March on Washington to the speech he actually delivered that day. Students...
9th Social Studies & History
The Crash, the Dust, and the New Deal
Students explore the Great Depression. In this American history lesson, students examine primary sources in order to research the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the Dust Bowl, and the Neal Deal. Students study the impact on these events on...
7th Social Studies & History
Black History Month Project: A Dinner Party
What would Frederick Douglass say to Martin Luther King, Jr. if he had the chance? Would Harriet Tubman have any comments for Rosa Parks if they sat across the table from each other? Pupils bring history to life by researching famous...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Depression
The Great Depression does not fit into a simplistic narrative. This video introduces learners to the complicated and complex nature of this historical event in the United States with a heavy emphasis on the progression of economic...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable