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The 1980s - Morning In America Graphic Organizer
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Each day, students will review a video clip from www.history.com about a American cultural event/development during the 1920s.  They will complete questions 1-5 on the graphic organizer based on information from the video.  Students will then consider the impact of the event on American culture today to answer Questions 6 & 7.

Subject:
American History
Turning Points in American History
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Nathan Rutko
Date Added:
07/01/2020
ANCHOR: A North Carolina History Online Resource
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This online textbook is designed for grade 8 and up and covers all of North Carolina history, from the arrival of the first people some 12,000 years ago to the present. There are eleven parts, organized chronologically, a collection of primary sources, readings, and multimedia that can be rearranged to meet the needs of the classroom. Special web-based tools aid reading and model historical inquiry, helping students build critical thinking and literacy skills.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Textbook
Author:
Carolina K-12
Carolina Public Humanities at the University of North Carolina
State Library of NC
Date Added:
06/09/2019
African Americans in North Carolina Educator Notebook
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Containing more than 50 articles from the award-winning Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine and over 40 lesson plans, this multidisciplinary Educator Notebook will enrich your exploration of North Carolina and American history with diverse perspectives. This resource's link takes you to a very short form that gives you free downloadable access to the complete PDF book.

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Social Studies
American History
Turning Points in American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
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Activity/Lab
Bibliography
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Author:
NC Museum of History
Date Added:
11/17/2021
American History 2: 1990s Graphic Organizer
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During the week, students will spend 10-12 minutes in both watching and annotating a video from www.history.com relating to a specific decade's historical and/or cultural developments and events.

Subject:
American History
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Nathan Rutko
Date Added:
11/06/2019
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American History II 1990s Documentaries Graphic Organizer and Discussion Questions (Remix)
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Students will watch various documentary videos (10-12 minutes) about significant events in the United States in the 1990s. For each short video, students will complete a graphic organizer. Students will then engage in discussions with their peers about the documentaries using a set of predetermined questions and through a variety of suggested discussion strategies.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Jill White
Date Added:
05/31/2020
Baseball on the World War I Homefront
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Students will begin to learn about the changes that occured on the American homefront because of World War I by analyzing correspondence from Assistant Sec. of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt and Boston Red Sox owner Harry H. Frazee.

Subject:
English Language Arts
American History
American Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
U. S. National Archives
Author:
National Archives Education Team
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Building Suburbia: Highways and Housing in Postwar America
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This lesson highlights the changing relationship between the city center and the suburb in the postwar decades, especially in the 1950s. Students will look at the legislation leading up to and including the Federal Highway Act of 1956. They will also examine documents about the history of Levittown, the most famous and most important of the postwar suburban planned developments.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEments
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Changing Gender Roles on the World War II Home Front
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Kick-off a research project on gender roles on the World War II home front with two brief video clips and a selection of primary sources. Once students have analyzed the photographs and wartime advertisements, begin a research project on women during World War II. This lesson plan (which includes background information and full-color primary sources) was produced to accompany the exhibition "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War," by the Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History.

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Author:
National Museum of American History
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cultural and Hisotric Developments in the U.S. during the 1990s.
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Studnets will view a brief video about a singular cultural event that occurred in the decade, in this case the 1990s, in the Unitd States and annotage the event for the who, what, where, when of the event and the impact of the event in 2019.  Each day has a specific video that the students will view, and they will submit the completed packet on the last class of the week.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Nathan Rutko
Date Added:
07/31/2019
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Cultural and Historical Developments in the U.S. during the 1990s.
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Students will view a brief video about a singular cultural event that occurred in a decade, in this case the 1990s, in the United States and annotate the event for the who, what, where, when of the event and the impact of the event in 2019.  Each day has a specific video that the students will view, and they will submit the completed packet on the last class of the week.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Questionnaire
Author:
Nathan Rutko
Date Added:
06/26/2020
Extending Suffrage to Women
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Students will analyze documents pertaining to the woman suffrage movement as it intensified following passage of the 15th Amendment that guaranteed the right to vote for African American males. Documents were chosen to call attention to the struggle's length, the movement's techniques, and the variety of arguments for and against giving women the vote.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
American History
Civics and Economics
Turning Points in American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
U. S. National Archives
Author:
National Archives Education Team
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Fifty Years after the March on Washington: Students in the Civil Rights Movement
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Students will hear stories from former civil rights activists, analyze what motivated students to join the movement, what their experiences were like, and consider the relevance of this history today.

Subject:
American History
Turning Points in American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Choices Program
Author:
The Choices Program
Date Added:
08/24/2017
Historic Presidential Visit to Hiroshima
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Students learn about President Obama's visit to Hiroshima, Japan by watching videos and researching images of the Hiroshima bombing then and now.

Provider:
PBS
Date Added:
08/29/2018
How Fear Threatens Freedom, A Thematic Approach: From the Inquisition to the McCarthy Era
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This curriculum unit from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute is designed to help students explore the essential question of "How has fear threatened freedom over time, with special emphasis on the Cold War and the McCarthy Era?" Each student will be able to evaluate the effect of fear on civil liberties, with special emphasis on the Fifth Amendment, and will be able to connect the Cold War and McCarthyism with current events.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
teachersinstitute.yale.edu
Date Added:
09/06/2017
Immigration in U.S. History: Through the Eye of Editorial Cartoons
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In this lesson, students will relate the past of U.S. immigration to the present media conversation through a thematic, domestic perspective. Through an analysis of political cartoons dealing with immigration and racism from the 19th century through the present, students will make inferences about the opinions, biases and fears of Americans of these periods relating to the social, political, and economic effects of immigration. After instruction and modeling of cartoon analysis, students will complete their own analysis in a small group, sharing this in discussion. Student groups will then, make and present their own political cartoon, promoting the stemming or continuance of American immigration.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
History Teaching Institute - Ohio State University
Date Added:
03/13/2017
The Industrial Age in America: Sweatshops, Steel Mills, and Factories
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About a century has passed since the events at the center of this lesson-the Haymarket Affair, the Homestead Strike, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. In this lesson, students use primary historical sources to explore some of the questions raised by these events, questions that continue to be relevant in debates about American society: Where do we draw the line between acceptable business practices and unacceptable working conditions? Can an industrial-and indeed a post-industrial-economy succeed without taking advantage of those who do the work?

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
MMS
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Is Greed Good?
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This inquiry uses the Industrial Age as a context for students to explore the compelling question "Is greed good?" In the Taking Informed Action sequence, students investigate the present-day issue of wealth inequality in the United States and whether or not government action on the issue would be worthwhile.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
C3 Teachers
Date Added:
03/25/2017
Lesson 4: FDR and the Lend-Lease Act
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This lesson shows students how broadly the Lend-Lease Act of March 1941 empowered the federal government"”particularly the President"”and asks students to investigate how FDR promoted the program in speeches and then in photographs.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEments
Author:
EDSITEment
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Let Freedom Ring: The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Students listen to a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., view photographs of the March on Washington, and study King's use of imagery and allusion in his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Subject:
Reading Literature
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
09/06/2019
"Meet the Press" - American Presidents
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In this lesson, students use the weekly news show "Meet the Press" as a model to portray George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the current President of the United States in a television interview. Students will develop answers to the host's questions by researching primary sources and current news articles.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/23/2017
North Carolina Women Making History Educator Notebook
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This Educator Notebook provides information on Women’s History in North Carolina for teachers to use as a resource, either as stand-alone units, or integrated into standard curriculum. Included is research from museum curators and educators, and articles published in the Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine which are written for students in grades 4-12. Lesson plans and suggested activities complement many of the topics. Adaptable to multiple ages, they meet curriculum goals set forth by the NC Department of Public Instruction and connect to classes in national and world history, geography, economics, and the arts, and can be part of any unit of social studies. This resource's link takes you to a very short form that gives you free downloadable access to the complete PDF book.

Subject:
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Bibliography
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Author:
NC Museum of History
Date Added:
11/17/2021
North Carolina’s Lumbee Fight for Justice: The Battle at Hayes Pond in Maxton, NC
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Little known about our state’s history is the brave confrontation North Carolina’s Lumbee staged to protest a KKK rally near Maxton, NC on the night of January 18, 1958. In this lesson, students learn about North Carolina’s Lumbee and their heroic resistance to hatred and bigotry on this night, known as “The Battle of Hayes Pond.” Students will explore the night’s events as well as design an active citizenship award to honor the Lumbee for their vigilance in fighting for their rights.

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
06/09/2017
Picturing the Civil Rights Moveement
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This learner resource includes a 26 minute documentary where Charles Moore explains the context of many of his most famous civil rights images. Then, students examine the images and think about the importance of photojournalism to the civil rights movement. Finally, students are presented with Andy Warhol's image based on a Charles Moore photograph and asked to consider why certain images remain culturally significant.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Date Added:
07/05/2017
Predicting the Vote: Analyzing Election Data
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Students apply both quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills to profile a current election. Using polling and demographic data, they synthesize data, statistics and representations to investigate the mathematics of elections.

Provider:
New York Times
Author:
Patrick Honner, Holly Epstein Ojalvo
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Prohibition
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In this lesson, students will learn about Prohibition as a restriction of a civil liberty in editorial cartoons. Students will analyze political cartoons from the Prohibition period and research political cartoons of current civil liberties issues. The class will discuss the differences and similarities.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
History Teaching Institute - Ohio State University
Date Added:
03/13/2017
Racism: Past and Present
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This lesson compares civil and racial inequality during the Civil Rights movement with inequality in the present. Students will examine prison population statistics to gain an understanding of the issues with America's mass incarceration system. They will chose an event and write a newspaper article about it that describes the event and its significance. Students will then choose a present day related event that connects with the article they chose from the Civil Rights movement. Students will reflect and make connections between civil and racial inequalities that have been reoccurring in America's present day society to the civil injustices that occurred during the Civil Rights era.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Origins
Date Added:
03/09/2017
A Raisin in the Sun: Whose "American Dream"?
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Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun provides a compelling and honest look into one family's aspirations to move to another Chicago neighborhood and the thunderous crash of a reality that raises questions about for whom the "American Dream" is accessible.

Subject:
Arts Education
Reading Literature
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Author:
EDSITEment
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Realpolitik in 1793
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This lesson draws a connection between the realpolitik practiced during the Nixon administration and George Washington’s foreign policy practices. It expands student application of the modern foreign policy styles to 18th century diplomatic situations. This lesson can be taught at the beginning of a unit on Nixon and Kissinger’s foreign policy practices of the late 1960s/early 1970s. Students will make interdisciplinary connections between history and government/civics.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/23/2017
The Roaring Twenties - American Culture
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Each day, students will review a video clip from www.history.com about a American cultural event/development during the 1920s.  They will complete questions 1-5 on the graphic organizer based on information from the video.  Students will then consider the impact of the event on American culture today to answer Questions 6 & 7.

Subject:
American History
Turning Points in American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Nathan Rutko
Date Added:
07/01/2020
Rosa Parks: Textbook Lesson
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In this lesson, students critique a standard textbook account of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They read and analyze two primary documents and consider how this evidence specifically contests the textbook’s account. First, the teacher elicits students’ existing knowledge about Rosa Parks. Then, students read a textbook passage and two conflicting primary documents. Finally, students write a revised textbook account or an editorial pointing out the textbook account’s deficiencies and how these affect our understanding of this important event.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
historicalthinkingmatters.org
Date Added:
06/27/2017
The Rosies of the Homefront
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In this activity, students will use primary and secondary sources to learn about the roles of women on the homefront during WWII. Students will research and write their parts for a class play that will be video-recorded. Students will also compare the effects on the people on the Homefront during WW2 with the people on the Homefront during the U.S. conflicts of today in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/23/2017
Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education Lesson 1: Segregated America
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In this lesson plan from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, students will identify and discuss the condition and aspirations of free African Americans in the years following the Civil War, identify the social factors that led to the rise of Jim Crow segregation and evaluate the effects of segregation.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
American History
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
National Museum of American History
Date Added:
02/26/2019
State of the Union: Comparing Obama's Four BIg Questions to Ford's Four Freedom's Speech
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In this lesson, students will analyze the Four Big Questions in President Barack Obama's 2016 State of the Union Address and reflect on what they say about the present when compared to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms State of the Union Address.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Date Added:
09/14/2018
Story Mapping History Frame
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Here is one of the strategies that we ought to be using in history and social studies classes because it lets us take advantage of a tool that students probably already possess ... namely, the story maps they've been using in English and Language Arts and Literature for years and years. When looking at stories and novels, students are often asked to focus on the "elements" of story: setting, characters, plot, and theme, among others. When we look at historical events, we're interested in the same things: where and when did the event take place? who was involved? what was the problem or goal that set events in motion? what were the key events? how was it resolved? and, for theme, so what? what's the universal truth, the reason this matters?

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
ReadingQuest.org
Author:
Raymond C. Jones
Date Added:
02/26/2019
That's Not Fair! Examining Civil Liberties With the U.S. Supreme Court
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In this lesson, high school students work in groups to explore the issue of civil liberties by conducting Internet research on related court cases of their choosing. Working in heterogeneous groups allows for social interaction and fun in the learning process, while also promoting positive interdependence and practicing of research skills. To summarize their findings, groups create PowerPoint presentations to share with the class.

Subject:
Social Studies
American History
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Lauretta D. Doyle
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Thomas Edison's Inventions in the 1900s and Today: From "New" to You!
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This lesson plan introduces students to Thomas Edison's life and inventions. It asks students to compare and contrast life around 1900 with their own lives and helps students understand the connections between the technological advancements of the early twentieth century and contemporary society and culture.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
09/06/2019
U.S. History II weekly video
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Within U.S. History II, I encoutnered two issuesOne: how to assist students in developing connections between past events and today's world.Two, how to present hsitorical content to studnets while teaching another specific disipline.So, I developed a graphic organizer for each decade of the 20th Century that fosucses on not necessarily  "dry" historical content, but instead on more culturally impacting events on American lives, using videos from www.history.com.  Students were provided with the graphic organizer packet and the video segment was loaded onto the library computer, (so that I could be working with students in U.S. History I at the same time in another location).Students would review the video segment, usually not focusing on a specifiic historical eventcovered in class, but more about American culture during the time period being reviewed, such as (in)famous individuals, physical items such as toys used in the time period/decade, news events and occurrences such as sporting activities, etcStudents would then need to analyze an audio/visual lesson on a partiuclar subject, but also to formulate a connection between that subject and the world today.

Subject:
American History
American Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Author:
Nathan Rutko
Date Added:
05/28/2020
U.S. History Inventor/Invention Project
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In teaching both U.S. History 1 and 2, I wanted to present students with a academic activity that would engage them in doing individual research, and presenting a creative, summay project.  The trick was finding a topic that would attract student's attention.  In reviewing a Gilded Era book, I was impressed by the number of inventors and invetions from 1868 to about 1930.  And if I was itnersted, then I imagined the students might also be interested.So I drafted a list of both inventors and inventions from 1868 to about 1930, and had students select one inventor/invention from the list to research.  My goal was to have students complete a power-point including background of the inventor/invention, uses for the invetion, and effects of the invetion on today;'s world.Students were able to select at least 1 inventor/invention from the list, and begin drafting quesitons about both subjects and what should be included in their final project.  Following this "think-session" students spent class time in the computer lab researching both inventor and invention and developing a power-point.  Staff facilitated the reserach and project development, in finding reliiable websites, spellling and grammar checks, organization, and in selection of powerpoint features (background, animation, sound, etc)Attached are the list of inventors/invetnions, a graphic organizer to guide the research.and a sample with a rubric.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Software
Author:
Nathan Rutko
Date Added:
05/29/2020