"You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold!" The Issue Bimetallism in the Late Nineteenth-Century
Students research the basis of the monetary system suring the 19th century. They complete a worksheet and justify the pro-silver or the pro-gold argument.
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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
Women of the California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush was not just an opportunity for the male gold miners sifting for shiny nuggets. Small groups read accounts of the ways women took advantage of the influx of workers to run hotels, bake pies, and wading out into...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Post-Impressionism in the Late 19th Century
Explore one of the most exciting periods in art history with a colorful presentation. The works of Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cezanne are featured in a slideshow about the Post-Impressionists of the late 19th Century.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Barbie in the Labor Force
How have the women's share of the labor force and chosen occupations evolved in the United States over the last century? Using census reports, graphs detailing the gender makeup of the labor force, and analysis of the careers of Barbie...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Women’s Rights in Iraq
Through guided discussions and collaborative activities, your class members will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the rights of women in Iraq, but they will also consider common misconceptions of Islam and examine the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"you Shall Not Crucify Mankind Upon a Cross of Gold!": The Issue of Bimetallism in the Late Nineteenth-Century
Students investigate the monetary system during the late 19th-century. They view a video, answer discussion questions, read and discuss text, and write an essay justifying either the pro-silver or pro-gold standard side.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Changing Times, Changing Styles: New Japanese Literary Styles of the Late Nineteenth Century
Focusing on Doppo's "Unforgettable People" and late nineteenth century Japanese literature, this resource also leads to discussions of form being dictated by content. Explore the development of new literary styles first-hand by...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
David Walker vs. John Day: Two Nineteenth-Century Free Black Men
What was the most beneficial policy for nineteenth-century African Americans: to stay in the United States and work for freedom, or to immigrate to a new place and build a society elsewhere? Your young historians will construct an...
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Westward the Course of Empire Goes: American Imperialism in the Pacific Ocean during the Nineteenth Century
Eleventh graders research the acquisition of colonial outposts throughout the Pacific Ocean by the United States during the late-nineteenth century. They present their findings to the class and propose which countries or territories the...
11th Social Studies & History