Dress Reform in the 19th Century
Students read and discuss the writings of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Timothy Shay Arthur and others to explore mid to late 19th century dress reform. They use their findings to write a letter to an editor from a 19th century viewpoint.
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Frederick Douglass’s Speech “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro”
"The Fourth of July is yours, not mine." When Fredrick Douglass said these words in 1852, how did advocates of slavery, as well as Douglass' antislavery audience, react? Here is an excellent lesson not only for analyzing Douglass'...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
6th - 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 activity that examines the work of reformers Nellie Bly, Dorothea Dix, and Dr....
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
References to Antiquity in Visual Arts (1848 - 1914)
Examine the Latin and Greek language and civilization during the 19th century by exploring the mediums available then. Students examine scenes related to Greek and Roman literature and compare and contrast them.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
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
Decolonization and Nationalism Triumphant
This presentation's narrator follows the process of decolonization across nations throughout Afro-Eurasia. First highlighting Gandhi's efforts for independence in British-ruled India, learners are then quickly taken through a series of...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 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
The Market Revolution
Discover what John Green describes as "one of the least studied but most interesting periods in American history: the Market Revolution." The video details the nation's shift from the Jeffersonian ideal of Americans producing for...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Changing Times, Changing Styles: New Japanese Literary Styles of the Late Nineteenth Century
Focusing on Doppo's "Unforgettable People" and late nineteenth century Japanese literature, this resource also leads to discussions of form being dictated by content. Explore the development of new literary styles first-hand by...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed