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Appeasement
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Few geo-political events have resonated through the past 70 years like Neville Chamberlain?s decision to pursue the policy of appeasement in reaction to German aggression leading up to the Second World War. Leaders throughout the world have invoked appeasement to justify military action ever since. The decisions that went into Chamberlain?s policy, however, were far from straightforward. Historians have continually debated and reinterpreted these events. In this lesson, students address the issue of appeasement and explore and weigh evidence against and in favor of the policy.

Subject:
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
Author:
Reading Like a Historian
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Assimilation Through Education: Indian Boarding Schools in the Pacific Northwest
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This self-study guide from the University of Washington offers well organized resources on the topic of Indian education in the United States from the late 19th- early 20th centuries. The collection provides an overview, followed by detailed readings and images. Sections of the self-study: Part 1: Indian Boarding School Movement Part 2: Mission Schools Part 3: Boarding Schools Part 4: A Typical Daily Schedule Part 5: Negatives and Positives Part 6: Sample Daily Routine

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
American History
Material Type:
Curriculum
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Provider:
University of Washington
Author:
Carolyn J. Marr
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Birth of a Colony: Act III (The Roanoke Voyages, 1584?1590)
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Birth of a Colony explores the history of North Carolina from the time of European exploration through the Tuscarora War. Presented in five acts, the video combines primary sources and expert commentary to bring this period of our history to life. Act III of Birth of a Colony presents the story of England?s attempts to settle in the New World. Queen Elizabeth enlisted Sir Walter Raleigh to launch an expedition ?to inhabit and possess? any lands not already claimed by Spain or France. This was part of the global power struggle between Catholic Spain and Protestant England. Queen Elizabeth believed that if England could get a foothold in America, it would be possible to cut off the flow of gold, silver, and sugar that fueled Spain?s domination and threatened England?s security. This teacher's guide contains 2 SS lessons plans: The England of the Roanoke Colonies; The Art of John White. Additional suggested resources are also included. There are optional visual arts extension activities as well. The Birth of a Colony video can be accessed at the following link: http://video.unctv.org/video/2149619983/

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Vocabulary
Provider:
http://www.ncdcr.gov/
Author:
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Birth of a Colony: Act II (The Road to Zacatecas)
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Birth of a Colony explores the history of North Carolina from the time of European exploration through the Tuscarora War. Presented in five acts, the video combines primary sources and expert commentary to bring this period of our history to life. Act II of Birth of a Colony focuses on the Spanish exploration and exploitation of the New World and the attempt to find a new route to Zacatecas. Vast wealth from silver enabled Spain to finance more exploration and expand its empire. In an effort to defend Spanish trade and protect Spain?s investment in the mines, King Philip II launched an attempt to establish a colony in North America. This teacher's guide contains 2 SS lessons plans: Finding a Lost Spanish Fort; Mapping Juan Pardo. Additional suggested resources are also included. The Birth of a Colony video can be accessed at the following link: http://video.unctv.org/video/2149619983/ The referenced article can be accessed at the following link: http://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/collateral/articles/F07.lost.spanish.fort.pdf

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
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Reading
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Provider:
http://www.ncdcr.gov/
Author:
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Building "Greater" Japan, 1890-1905
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In this lesson students will identify the characteristics of the Meiji Oligarchs, explain who else wanted to have a say in how Japan was run, describe how building an empire was THE key question driving the Japanese; and demonstrate how Japan built its empire at the expense of China, Korea, and Russia.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
Japan Society
Author:
Japan Society
Date Added:
02/26/2019
China's Cultural Revolution
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In August 1966, Mao Tse-Tung launched the Cultural Revolution. He encouraged the creation of ?Red Guards? to punish party members and others who were harboring counter-revolutionary tendencies. In the decade that followed, China was turned upside down as millions of Chinese youth attacked traditional standard bearers of power and authority ? among them party leaders, teachers, and family members. This lesson explores the motivations of Chinese youth in participating in the Cultural Revolution. Through a series of primary documents, students consider what it may have been like to experience this tumultuous period of Chinese history.

Subject:
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
Author:
Reading Like a Historian
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cicero, Pro Caelio, Performance and  Latin Text
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On behalf of Marcus Caelius in the spring of 56 B.C.E. Roman oratory was a living art. Orators knew that the persuasive power of a speech did not come from the force and clarity of its argument alone. A speaker needed not simply to be heard distinctly, but to project the kind of confident, engaging personality that could win an audience's good will and command its belief.

Subject:
World Humanities
Latin
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Demonstration
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Primary Source
Reading
Simulation
Vocabulary
Provider:
Department of Classics at University of California
Author:
Sander M. Goldberg
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
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Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution. Paine wrote it with editorial feedback from Benjamin Rush, who came up with the title. The document denounced British rule and, through its immense popularity, contributed to fomenting the American Revolution.

Source: Paine, T. (1776). Common Sense. Philidelphia: W. and T. Bradford.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
The Florida Center for Instructional Technology
Date Added:
05/11/2021
Communism and Capitalism DBQ
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These docmument based questions and essay prompt provide the student with an in-depth opportunity to evaluate the concepts behind capitalism and communism using primary sources. Selections are taken from: Friedrich Engels, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Adam Smith, Karl Marx and others.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
Rancocas Valley Regional High School
Author:
<null>
Date Added:
02/26/2019
DASHlink
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DASHlink is a virtual laboratory for scientists and engineers to disseminate results and collaborate on research problems in health management technologies for aeronautics systems. Managed by the Integrated Vehicle Health Management project within NASA's Aviation Safety program, the Web site is designed to be a resource for anyone interested in data mining, IVHM, aeronautics and NASA.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Primary Source
Reading
Simulation
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
07/11/2003
Exploration Mission-1 Identifier for NASA
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NASA released the Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) emblem. Launching from a modernized Kennedy Space Center, EM-1 is the first integrated flight of the Orion Spacecraft and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. To learn more, visit https://www.nasa.gov/content/j2m-getting-to-mars-sls-and-orion.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
07/31/2019
George Washington's First Annual Message to Congress (January 8, 1790)
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Washington's first message to conference with subheadings, numbered paragraphs, and some basic definitions added. A full audio is available, as well. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
American History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Jessica Lee
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Gettysburg Address
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This exemplar has been developed to guide high school students and instructors in a close reading of Lincoln?s ?Gettysburg Address.? The activities and actions described below follow a carefully developed set of steps that assist students in increasing their familiarity and understanding of Lincoln?s speech through a series of text dependent tasks and questions that ultimately develop college and career ready skills identified in the Common Core State Standards. This unit can be broken down into three sections of instruction and reflection on the part of students and their teachers, which is followed by additional activities, some designed for history/social studies and some for ELA classrooms.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Foundation Skills
Speaking and Listening
Social Studies
American History
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Vocabulary
Provider:
EngageNY
Author:
EngageNY
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Greek Art, Greek Gods and Religious Practices
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This site contains 27 slides with images from sculpture, vase paintings, jewelry, mirror, and coins along with an explanatory essay.

Subject:
World Languages
Latin
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson
Presentation
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Vocabulary
Provider:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author:
Hemingway, Colette, and Se n Hemingway
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Hammurabi's Code: What Does It Tell Us About Old Babylonia?
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Students learn about life in Babylonia through the lens of Hammurabi's Code. This lesson is designed to extend world history curricula on Mesopotamia and to give students a more in-depth view of life in Babylonia during the time of Hammurabi.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Simulation
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
David Kleiner
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Holocaust Introduction
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This is an introductory lesson for any unit/text on the Holocaust. Students will first gallery walk various pictures, terms, and quotes about the Holocaust to connect with any previous knowledge and engage curiosity. The second activity asks the students to watch the National Holocaust Museum's movie about the events leading to the Holocaust. Finally students look closely at a text about the events leading up to Holocaust.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Curriculum
Diagram/Illustration
Formative Assessment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Kristen Fox
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Idea and Invention of the Villa
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This site contains 25 slides which illustrate the concept of the 'villa' from ancient times to the Renaissance along with an explanatory essay.

Subject:
World Languages
Latin
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson
Presentation
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Vocabulary
Provider:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author:
Sellers, Vanessa Bezemer, and Geoffrey Taylor
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Industrial Revolution
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Students will be introduced to the Industrial Revolution's problem of child labor. Students will be able to describe advances in machinery during the Industrial Revolution. Students will identify reasons for the use of child laborers during the Industrial Revolution and describe how child laborers lived during the Industrial Revolution. Some of the YouTube links are dead, but the images are included in the pdf.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson
Primary Source
Provider:
The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center
Author:
Marcia Nigro
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Industrial Revolution  Mini Research Project
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After studying elements of the Industrial Revolution, students will conduct an independent or collaborative research assignment related to the Industrial Revolution.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Informational Text
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Formative Assessment
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Primary Source
Reference Material
Student Guide
Author:
CHRISTIE DEHART
Date Added:
07/05/2020
Interactive Constitution
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Specific text excerpts in this interactive version of the Constitution of the United States of America are highlighted and are active links to additional online resources that provide students with information and interpretation of the text.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
National Constitution Center
Author:
<null>
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Latin Funerary Inscriptions from John Hopkins Archaeological Museum
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This site contains Latin funerary inscriptions from the John Hopkins Archeological Museum collection. The page contains an Introduction essay plus links to: Epitaphs for Children (6), Epitaphs for Men (8), for Women (7), and Others (8). Each inscription page shows a clear image, English translation and a description giving some background context for the inscription. .

Subject:
World Languages
Latin
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson
Presentation
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Vocabulary
Provider:
John Hopkins Archaeological Museum
Author:
Matthew Roller, Curator, Elisabeth Schwinge, translator
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Latin Library, Roman Authors and Latin Texts
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The Latin Library, The Packard Humanities Institute's Library of Latin Texts This website contains essentially all Latin literary texts written before A.D. 200, as well as some texts selected from later antiquity. The texts are presented merely for ease of on?line reading or for downloading for personal or educational use. No morphological or vocabulary aid is presented with the texts.

Subject:
World Languages
Latin
Material Type:
Bibliography
Diagram/Illustration
Index
Lesson
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Vocabulary
Provider:
The Packard Humanities Institute
Author:
The Packard Humanities Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Living in the Atlantic World 1450-1800
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The web of maritime connections between Western Europe, western and central Africa, and the Americas that made up the Atlantic world is the focus of this section of "On the Water: Stories from Maritime America", an online exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Students will learn how Atlantic-based trade shaped modern world history and life in America. Topics covered are the tobacco and sugar trades, the Middle Passage and the transatlantic slave trade, and the piracy that plagued the Caribbean Sea and North American coast during this period.

Subject:
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Medieval Sourcebook: Hundred Years' War
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Brief excerpt from the Treaty of Troyes, 1420 from Fordham University's Sourcebook website. The Treaty of Troyes was an agreement that Henry V of England and his heirs would inherit the throne of France upon the death of the king of France. It was signed in the French city of Troyes as a result of the Battle of Agincourt. It helps provide background to the Hundred Years' War.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Fordham University
Author:
Fordham University
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Native Americans Before European Arrival and Today
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Students will use the internet to learn about the Native peoples that stretched across the North American continent in 1615, and learn about Native American populations today.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Primary Source
Provider:
PBS
Author:
Chris Eyre
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Nazi Propaganda
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On March 12, 1938, the German army moved into Austria to annex the country. To justify the annexation, Hitler called for a public vote on whether the unification should stand. On April 10, 1938, Germans and Austrians voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Anschluss. In this lesson students analyze and compare three different forms of propaganda that influenced the vote ? a speech delivered by Hitler, a campaign poster, and a voting ballot.

Subject:
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
Author:
Reading Like a Historian
Date Added:
02/26/2019
North Carolina State Constitution
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Public Domain
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This resource is an updated, interactive version of the current NC Constitution from the North Carolina General Assembly website.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Date Added:
05/19/2019
Oral History Battleship North Carolina
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This downloadable document contains the oral history of a sailor who served on the Battleship North Carolina and a list of discussion questions. The oral history could be chunked into smaller narratives among groups of students and each group could investigate the discussion questions for their selection or the instructor could select parts of the oral history to share with the class and discuss.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Battleship North Carolina
Date Added:
06/23/2021
Perseus Digital Library, Latin Authors and Texts
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Perseus Latin Texts, Perseus Digital Library Project The flagship collection covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world.

Subject:
World Languages
Latin
Material Type:
Bibliography
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Vocabulary
Provider:
Perseus Digital Library Project
Author:
Perseus Digital Library Project
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Pop Goes the Housing Bubble
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In this lesson, students will learn about a speculative bubble within the context of the U.S. real estate market. This lesson includes book excerpts,role-playing activites, exercises, and assessments.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Primary Source
Provider:
Council for Economic Education
Author:
EconEdLink
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Presidential Addresses and Messages
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This book brings together the annual messages to Congress of several U.S. presidents as well as inaugural and farewell addresses from 1790-1865.

Source: This book was compiled by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology and includes passages from multiple sources. Please refer to the passage pages for further source information.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
The Florida Center for Instructional Technology
Date Added:
05/11/2021
Presidential Portraits
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The nation’s only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House, the America’s Presidents exhibition lies at the heart of the National Portrait Gallery’s mission to tell the American story through the individuals who have shaped it; these models are a selection of Presidential sculptures from the exhibit.

The Smithsonian 3D Program is a small group of technologists working within the Smithsonian Institution's Digitization Program Office. We focus on developing solutions to further the Smithsonian's mission of “the increase and diffusion of knowledge” through the use of three-dimensional scanning technology, analysis tools, and our distribution platform.

This work is already transforming core functions of our museums. Researchers in the field can now come back not only with specimens, but also 3D data documenting entire sites. Curators and educators are using 3D data as the basis for telling stories and sending students on quests of discovery. Conservators are using 3D data to track the condition of a collection item over time using 3D deviation analysis tools, showing exactly what changes have occurred to an object.

Subject:
Visual Arts
American History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reference Material
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
The Smithsonian Institution
Date Added:
07/03/2020
REHUGO AP Project
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REHUGO is an acronym for Reading, Entertainment, History, Universal Truth, Government, and Observation. This assignment is designed to help students gather high-quality information about the world for potential use as they respond to various AP essay prompts

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
AMANDA WHATLEY
Date Added:
11/16/2019
Remix - A Debate Against Slavery
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This lesson is a remix of the lesson above posted at the following link: https://goopennc.oercommons.org/courses/lesson-3-a-debate-against-slavery-2The focus of this mini lesson is to focus on standard: 8.H.1.4.This could be used as an introduction to the lesson or a mini lesson in historical inquiry.

Subject:
Art History
American History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reference Material
Author:
CHRISTIE DEHART
Date Added:
07/10/2020