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Gold or Silver? Jim Crow at the Panama Canal
Students examine the system of Jim Crow used in the Panama Canal zone until the mid-1950s. Teams investigate the impact it has had on quality of life of workers and make presentations
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Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Baltimoreans in the California Gold Rush
Eleventh graders explore the reasons for migration to California during the Gold Rush. In this American History activity, 11th graders read letters about the opportunities and obstacles people faced. Students create a map of migration...
11th Social Studies & History
Has the United States always been an empire? This video is packed with information on America's endeavors during the age of new imperialism, including the displacement of indigenous peoples through territorial acquisition, how wars were...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
US History Overview 2 - Reconstruction to the Great Depression
Ambitiously spanning American history from 1865 to 1941, this video discusses and clarifies topics such as women's suffrage, the sinking of the Maine, and the development of America as a world empire. Maps and photographs will engage...
14 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
This Great Enterprise”: Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal
Students explore the implications of the "Great Enterprise." For this Panama Canal lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding President Teddy Roosevelt and Panama Canal. Students respond to discussion...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History