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San Francisco Explodes
Students investigate why San Francisco grew so quickly during the Gold Rush. They
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: What Is a Movie?
Watching is not the same as seeing. Transform viewers from passive watchers to active students of film with this 34-page packet, filled with lessons and activities that use Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to examine the technology, the...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
In the 1950s, how did the Red Scare and the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy affect the American people? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents on the Red Scare, participate in a "find the Communist" simulation,...
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Presidential Decisions During the Vietnam War
To begin a study of the Vietnam War, groups assume the role of a US president, examine primary source documents, and based on this limited information, must make a decision about the United States' actions during the Vietnam War.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil Rights in America
Civil Rights in America is the theme of this 2014 packet of materials prepared for Florida's Black History Month studies. Class members examine news reports and images of key civil rights leaders and events during the struggle for equal...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Rendezvous at Promontory: A New Look at the Golden Spike Ceremony
Students complete a variety of activities as they examine the historical significance of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Golden Spike Ceremony in Promontory, Utah, which honored its completion. In one activity they plan and...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
America's Great Disasters
The most famous American disasters - natural and otherwise - of the late 19th and early 20th century are the focus of this presentation. Detailing the 1865 sinking of the USS Saldana, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, and the Influenza...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Dust Bowl Exodus: How Drought and the Depression Took Their Toll
High schoolers examine the migration of refugees. For this California history lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of how the Dust Bowl and Great Depression led to a California population...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History