High schoolers are be able to analyze primary sources (photographs) of immigration during the early 1900s at Ellis Island. They are be able to identify why immigrants came to America.
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The Progressive Era
How did citizens in the United States work to solve problems associated with development of American industrial capitalism during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century? Discover the progressive era with an engaging and...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching With Documents Lesson Plan: Photographs of Lewis Hine: Documentation of Child Labor
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. For this child labor lesson, students examine photograhs by Lewis Hines and discuss the implications of child labor in America.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Comparing and Contrasting Images of Child Labor
Young scholars study child labor in the 19th century through one painting and multiple photographs. In discussion and writing, they consider the differences between photography and painting as mediums for expressing these attitudes.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Child Labor in America
Students investigate child labor during the Great Depression. For this US policy lesson, students evaluate multiple layers of the social, economic, and political affects of policy during the Great Depression. Students will engage in 5...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Cotton Mills from Differing Perspectives: Critically Analyzing Primary Documents
The working conditions in the cotton mills at the turn of the 20th century are the focus of a series of activities that ask learners to examine primary source documents written from different perspectives. In the first activity, groups...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed