Changes in voting qualifications and participation, the election of Andrew Jackson, and the formation of the Democratic Party"”due largely to the organizational skills of Martin Van Buren"”all contributed to making the election of 1828 and Jackson's presidency a watershed in the evolution of the American political system.
This map and article detail the routes of the five southeastern tribes that were forced to leave their homelands in the Southeast and live in Indian Territory in what is now Oklahoma.
- National Geographic
- Caryl-Sue, National Geographic Society
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This lesson examines public commentary on a law that sought to reduce the cost of looking after poor people by putting them in workhouses in exchange for food and clothing.
In this lesson, students will use information to draw conclusions from maps, charts, and graphs. After analyzing the information, they will determine the 1860 election results and the impact of the results on the Civil War.
This article from 1914 covers the Paris Opera House perfromance of dancers from the Imperial Theatres of Moscow and St. Petersburg. It contains quotes from Serge Diaghileff.
In this collaborative activity, student groups are given a packet of primary source documents that relate to a specific country's role in WWI. Students are tasked with identifying their assigned country by examining the documents.
In this lesson, students are introduced to the importance of consumerism in the 1920s and recognize the connections between commodities and culture in the American past and present.
- Social Studies
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- History Teaching Institute - Ohio State University
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This is a short video outlining the causes and effects of a magnitude 9.2 earthquake in Alaska in 1964. Additional resources include a background essay and discussion questions.
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.
In this Penguin Classics guide to George Orwell's dystopian novel, 1984, students will learn the background of the book as well as the author, and deepen their understanding of the text through indepth discussion questions.
This lesson plan, centered around 1984 but adaptable to any piece of dystopian literature, asks students to make connections between the horrible futures predicted in the text and the reality of the world around them.
In this lesson, students will analyze Orwellâ€™s carefully chosen words, details, repetitions, and characterizations in these first few pages, students can construct a strong understanding of some of the key features of this society that will give them a solid framework for comprehending the rest of the novel.
In this CCSS lesson, students will explore this story through text dependent questions, academic vocabulary, and writing assignments.
This inquiry-led lesson guides students through writing a newspaper article about a mining accident in Trimdon Grange, discussing its causes, its consequences, and the impact on life in the town and elsewhere.