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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students will play the role of White House advisers, exploring policy options and recommending the best strategy for preventing war in East Asia.
- New York Times
- Tom Marshall and Michel Gonchar
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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- History Teaching Institute - Ohio State University
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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?
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.
This lesson shows students how broadly the Lend-Lease Act of March 1941 empowered the federal government"â€particularly the President"â€and asks students to investigate how FDR promoted the program in speeches and then in photographs.
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.