Dress Reform in the 19th Century
Eleventh graders utilize the writings of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Timothy Shay Arthur, Elizabeth Smith Miller, Frances Hard and others to explore the dress reform movements of the mid to late 19th century.
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Immigration Reform in the Twentieth Century
Students explore primary sources about immigration. In this research lesson, students will use passages from a variety of sources to assist them in understanding this issues or immigration. Students will engage in a class discussion...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Modern: Industrialization and Global Integration
The 18th and 19th centuries saw so many political revolutions around the world that it's difficult to consider the importance and influence of the revolutions that affected each country differently: the agricultural and industrial...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Financial Crises, Reform, and Central Banking: Establishing the Federal Reserve
From the First and Second Banks of the United States to the founding of the Federal Reserve, discover how the American nation attempted to reform its financial history throughout the years.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Nellie Bly to Dr. Peter Bryce: 19th Century Asylum Reform
What kind of treatment could a patient expect in an asylum during the 1800's? The abusive and neglectful conditions in 19th century asylums are the focus of a lesson that examines the work of reformers Nellie Bly, Dorothea Dix, and Dr....
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
19th Century Lessons for 21st Century Lives
"A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority." The words of Henry David Thoreau on Civil Disobedience seem particularly relevant today, as are his writings and...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Women in the 19th Century
How did women transform pre-Civil War America? Your young historians will learn about the cult of domesticity and discover the efforts of women to improve prisons, schools, and end slavery in the United States during the nineteenth...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
19th Century Reforms
Take a closer look at the religious and moral reform movements in nineteenth century America, including the creation of utopian communities in response to the growth of the market economy, the fundamental ideals of Protestant religious...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Growth of Cities in the 19th Century
Students list current largest United States cities, examine how and why cities of United States grew during 19th Century, research one of three 19th Century time periods in small groups, focusing on 25 largest cities during that time...
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History