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"$200 Reward"
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In this activity, students examine an advertisement from 1847 and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

Subject:
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/27/2017
"The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King Street"
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In this activity, students examine a print of the famous engraving by Paul Revere and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source materials and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/27/2017
Child Labor Photograph
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In this activity, students examine a photograph and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

Subject:
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/27/2017
The Civil Rights Movement
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In this lesson, students will analyze three different speeches from the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. Students will be allowed to choose between three different speakers (JFK, MLK, and Malcolm X) in order to decipher different views on civil rights and liberties in America.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/23/2017
"Civilian Defense Index"
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In this activity, students study a civilian defense pamphlet and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

Subject:
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/23/2017
Containment in the Cold War
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In this lesson, students will understand what containment is and how and why it became a doctrine for the U.S. Students will understand the link between the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan and its importance in the Cold War.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/23/2017
"Demonstration of Protest and Mourning for Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911"
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In this activity, students study an image and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

Subject:
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
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02/23/2017
The Development of Atomic Theory
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In this lesson, students will work in small groups to read and analyze a primary source using a set of questions designed to help them understand the writers' viewpoints. Students will then explain their findings to their classmates. Finally, each student will produce a written essay that explains how and why scientific understanding of the atom has changed over time.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/22/2017
Ellis Island - How the First Quota Act Decided Who Came to America: Looking at the Numbers
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This lesson will look at how the First Quota Act worked to decide who could come to America, and decreased the number of immigrants passing through Ellis Island. The students will be interpreting and displaying the data, and looking for trends with possible explanations.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/23/2017
"Emancipation"
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In this activity, students examine a print from a wood engraving titled "Emancipation" and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/27/2017
Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary Celebration Broadside
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In this activity, students examine the broadside and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/27/2017
"The First Picket Line"
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In this activity, students study a photograph and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
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02/23/2017
"First Powered Flight"
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In this activity, students examine a photograph and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/27/2017
"The First Vote"
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In this activity, students examine an image and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
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02/27/2017
The French Revolution
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In this lesson, students review the basic political events of the French Revolution. They will also examine how the members of the Third Estate gained not only political but also economic and social power while the First and Second Estates lost power.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/22/2017
"From White Light to Rainbow Brite": Sir Isaac Newton and Optics
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In this lesson, students will interpret primary source documents that depict what Isaac Newton did while experimenting with light. From this, students will be able to understand where rainbows come from and how a rainbow is formed. From this idea, students will be able to connect the ideas brought about by Newton with the electromagnetic spectrum.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/22/2017
Frontier Wars of the 1790s
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In this lesson, students will acquire an understanding of the major events, conflicts, or hostilities that took place between the various Indian tribes and the U.S. as more Americans settled in the Ohio country during the late 1700s. Students will be able to explain the causes and effects of these events on the Native Americans.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
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02/23/2017
Galileo and the Scientific Method
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In this lesson, students will read and analyze primary source documents, then participate in a discussion focused on the questions about the scientific method and the nature of Galileo's conflict with authorities in the Roman Catholic Church.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/22/2017
"Gang of 25 Sea Island Cotton and Rice Negroes"
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In this activity, students examine several flyers and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source materials and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

Subject:
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/27/2017
Great Depression Photographs by Dorothea Lange
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In this activity, students study a series of photographs from the Depression era and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/23/2017
Great Migration
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In this lesson, students will understand the causes and effects of the migration of a large number of African - Americans to the north from the south, and from rural to urban areas.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/23/2017
Great Migration--Presentation
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This presentation is supplemental material to be used in conjunction with the lesson: "Great Migration." In this lesson, students will understand the causes and effects of the migration of a large number of African - Americans to the north from the south, and from rural to urban areas.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Presentation
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/23/2017
"Join or Die"
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In this activity, students examine a political cartoon drawn by Benjamin Franklin and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/27/2017
The Jungle
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In this activity, students read an excerpt from The Jungle by Upton Sinclair and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

Subject:
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/27/2017
Letter From Abigail Adams to John Adams
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In this activity, students read a letter about the Battle of Bunker Hill and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/27/2017
"Life of George Washington -- The Farmer"
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In this activity, students examine a photograph of a famous painting and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

Subject:
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
03/07/2017
"Nicolay Draft" of the Gettysburg Address
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In this activity, students read a transcript of the Gettysburg Address and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/27/2017
"On to Liberty"
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In this activity, students examine a painting by Theodore Kaufman and answer a series of questions. The questions are designed to guide students into a deeper analysis of the source and sharpen associated cognitive skills.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
03/07/2017
Presidential Inaugurations
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In this lesson, students will complete a research assignment on a particular president. They will use the Library of Congress website to find the inaugural address of the president and then use the speech and additional research to identify accomplishments that the president made while in office.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/23/2017
Religion and the Scientific Revolution: Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and Bacon
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This lesson will guide students to look at the writings of scientists of the Scientific Revolution about the relationship between science and religion. The key point is that the famous confrontation between Galileo and the Roman Catholic Church was not typical of the time. Primary sources will give the students insight into how European thinkers did not set out to destroy religion, but instead were interested only in scientific truth.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/22/2017
Revolutionary Thinkers from the Scientific Revolution to the Enlightenment
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In this lesson, students will work in small groups to analyze revolutionary thinkers: Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Descartes, Brahe, Kepler. Students will take what they learn in analyzing primary sources and apply it in creating a “Facebook” page for these thinkers. They will choose their thinkers based on which primary source they are most drawn to.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The History Teaching Institute
Date Added:
02/22/2017