Petition Signed by Thomas A. Edison for Sunday Openings at the World's Columbian Exposition
Students research and discuss the features and controversies of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.
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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
African American Involvement in World War II
What was the role of African Americans in World War II? How were these roles influenced by and manipulated by racial attitudes of the 1930s and 1940s? Class groups locate and analyze primary source materials before using GoogleDocs or...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
U.S. Immigration Policy and Hitler’s Holocaust
Though the Statue of Liberty welcomes political refugees to her shores, the welcoming sentiment has not always been reflected in the American citizenry. High schoolers read about the regrettable period in United States history when the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The World's Fair of 1893: A Tribute to Agriculture and Advertising
Students identify connections between agriculture, advertising, and mail order catalogues during 1890s as expressed at World's Fair of 1893. Students interpret photographic exhibit and discuss how reactions of rural fair visitors...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Population, Sustainability, and Malthus: Crash Course World History 215
Thomas Malthus posed the most famous, and most easily disproven, theory about projected population growth in economic history. What did he get wrong—and why? Explore the Malthusian Theory of Population with a Crash Course video that...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age - Crash Course World History 206
Can climate change contribute to political unrest? Explore this intriguing question with a video from Crash Course World History that examines the Little Ice Age from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries, particularly in the...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable