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.
Students will learn about Princeville, NC, the oldest town in the United States incorporated entirely by African Americans. Students will learn about the challenges that faced newly freed slaves.
Students will learn about North Carolina's little known eugenics program, as well as explore the constitutionality of state mandated sterilization by reviewing the NC Supreme Court case, In re Moore. Stidents will culminate this lesson by making recommendations on how the state should make amends for the program's past controversial actions, as well as examine actual consolation recoomendations recently made by the North Carolina's General Assembly.
Albion W. Tourg spent his lifetime (1838--1905) dedicated to fighting for equality and justice, during a period when rights for many were severely restricted or entirely denied. In this lesson, students will learn about the life and contributions of Albion Tourg through class discussion, reading, and group work.
In this lesson, students compare and contrast the world, people and technologies of “1984” with those of today and create a treatment for a modern film, print or stage adaptation that revolves around current technologies.
Students will explore the Supreme Court case Board of Education v. Earls, in which high school sophomore Lindsay Earls challenged her school's drug testing policy. Students will watch a documentary on the case, apply the Fourth Amendment to the case, and further their understanding by participation in activities such as creating an anti-drug campaign and a moot court or mock trial.
This assignment will allow students to dig deeper into a theme/lens of American History 2. This can be adapted to work with any time period or extended to last the entire semester to see change over time. Students will incorporate research and writing, technology, and even art. Students will research the time period through one of the following lenses: Conflict/War, Technology, Government and Policy, American Dream, American Identity. For use with other units or time periods you could include Business and Economy.Students will create a webpage on a Google Site created by the teacher. Students must include on their page a summary of their topic, a timeline, a student created video, and a student created visual.
In this lesson, students will take a survey on white and male privilege that explores race and gender inequality. They will then compare and contrast the experiences of African American and white women facing discrimination in the 1950s and 1960s. In a culminating activity, students will then research current areas of discrimination and formulate an anti-discrimination campaign.
This resource provides facts, arguments, photos, video footage, etc. about the pros and cons of the Cuba Embargo; useful for teacher planning or student-friendly enough to use as a source for research.
In this lesson students will define the terms community and activist, explore the “results of activism,” and determine a variety of characteristics and actions that would make someone a leader.
This film was selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. It is a famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack from the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
This lesson focuses on the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and Obama's election, but it also asks students why they think Barack Obama's election is "historic."
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.
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.
In this lesson students will determine the importance of activism and change within their own and other communities through peer-to-peer or small-group dialogue; begin to identify what determines action is needed in a community through a facilitated large-group dialogue; use dialogue to identify and describe issues within their own and other communities.
Students are introduced to the workings of Ellis Island and the plight of turn-of-the-century immigrants.
Students will be able to describe three specific moments in the Civil Rights Movement: the Freedom Rides, the 1963 Birmingham Movement, and the 1963 March on Washington; contrast the different roles of activists such as the Freedom Riders, demonstrators in Birmingham, and leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X; analyze and evaluate the relationship between civil rights activists and the Federal Government, specifically the Kennedy Administration.
This collection of material is connected with the Frontline show dedicated to the same topic. It has four case studies as well as discussions with different members of the juvenile justice system about the the issues facing the system in modern America.
This resource supports English language development for English language learners. This lesson plan guides English Language Learners through the process of analyzing primary sources. This lesson includes Civil War Photographs from the National Archives, however the activity can be used with any topic of study. The lesson includes links to PDF handouts.
This resource is a collection of posters showing the struggles and triumphs of the life of Nelson Mandela. These posters are from around the world and show the international effort in dealing with South Africa in the late 20th Century.