The Era That Shaped Oswald
Students view a video about Lee Harvey Oswald. They discover the world that shaped his beliefs. They discuss the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the importance of the event.
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New Review Antebellum Freedom
From indentured servitude to involuntary race-based servitude, slavery has taken many forms in American history. Class members examine three manumission petitions that reveal how the rights of African Americans and African American...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Philosophy in the Age of Reason
The Age of Reason, the Enlightenment, and the thinkers that shaped the western world; these are the topics touched upon in a definition-based worksheet. Young academics define six ideas that stemmed from the Age of Reason, list the ideas...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
Fights, Freedom, and Fraud: Voting Rights in the Reconstruction Era
As part of a study of post Civil War era, young historians investigate the changes in voting rights during the Reconstruction Era (1863-1876), the fraud involved in the Hayes-Tilden presidential election of 1876, and efforts by Pap...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Meat-Packing Industry in Chicago During the Progressive Era
Young scholars examine maps showing the hog and corn distribution of the United States. In groups, they research the reasons why Chicago became the natural hub for meat-packing processing in the United States. They examine changes in...
9th - 12th Health
The Enlightenment in Europe: Ch 22
Why study European Enlightenment? Because our governing forefathers and constitution were shaped by their words and philosophies. Presented here are facts and achievements of 8 different figures from the enlightened era. Also included is...
10th - 12th English Language Arts
The Battle Over Reconstruction: The Politics of Reconstruction
Students participate in a simulation as a Congress member to decide which policies to support in Reconstruction. For this Reconstruction era lesson, students read primary source documents to use as the basis for a mock debate. Students...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
"The New Television Set" a Gateway to the Post World War II Era
Eleventh graders demonstrate their knowledge of the effects of television on the political, economic, religious, social, intellectual and artistic life of the US nation from the 1950's. Research how television shaped public opinion with...
11th Social Studies & History