In this 19th Century world history learning exercise, students answer 11 questions regarding technological and scientific advances of the late 1800s.
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Celebrating Modernism at the A Century of Progress World's Fair
Students examine aesthetic movement known as modernism, discover why organizers chose modernism as World Fair's design pattern, interpret photographs of modernist fair buildings and identify artifacts that reflect modernist ideas, and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Everyday Heroes from the 1800s
From Clara Barton and Harriet Beecher Stowe to Ulysses S. Grant and George Washington Carver, this research project will allow learners to gain an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of everyday heroes of the nineteenth century in...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Turn of the Century Immigration
In an engaging simulation, class members imagine immigrating to the United States in the late nineteenth-century and arriving at Ellis Island. They then write creative journal entries about their experience and chart their journeys.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Nineteenth Century Progress
Highlight some of the major players and progressive inventions that shaped the latter half of the 19th century. From Thomas Edison to Vaudeville, this outline of pop and tech culture provides an American cultural context. Note: Use this...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Theodore Roosevelt: A Bully Reformer
Young scholars explore the impact of industrialization and urbanization. In this Progressive Era lesson, students analyze primary and secondary sources to discover how Theodore Roosevelt's policies contributed to the rise of reform in...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Africa: The Middle Passage and 19th Century America
Young scholars participate in a series of activities to explore the lives of slaves in 19th century America. They examine the design of slave ships, the hardships endured, and the ways that owners depended on slaves for their economic...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Progressive Era Lesson Plan
The women working for equal rights in the early 20th century weren't a part of one large group; rather, they were members of dozens of small groups focused on social reform. Explore the ways groups in the Progressive Era like National...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable