The Brick Industry
Students listen to an oral history radio program from the Countdown to Millennium project. They discuss the lifestyles of various workers heard on the radio program and how has the area changed.
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Social Influences of the Industrial Revolution
Students discover the causes of the Industrial Revolution and the social consequences of it. In this industrialization lesson, students research the impact of the revolution on population, urbanization, class structure, women, and children.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
History of Business and Industry in West Virginia
Students discover business and industries located in West Virginia. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research the West Virginia Encyclopedia in order to gather information about the industries of the state. Students take...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Automobile and the Drive-In Society
How has automobile technology affected the United States and its citizens? After reading an introductory article, class members participate in a jigsaw activity designed to explore this question. After gathering information and filling...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Exploring The American Dream
What is the American Dream and how is it achieved? This lesson focuses in particular on the rise of the American Dream during the 1950s and includes a variety of primary sources for class members to interact with as they explore this...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed