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Africa: The Middle Passage and 19th Century America
7th - 9th
Students participate in a series of activities to explore the lives of slaves in 19th century America. They examine the design of slave ships, the hardships endured, and the ways that owners depended on slaves for their economic survival.
Nellie Bly to Dr. Peter Bryce: 19th Century Asylum Reform
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What kind of treatment could a patient expect in an asylum during the 1800's? The abusive and neglectful conditions in 19th century asylums are the focus of a lesson that examines the work of reformers Nellie Bly, Dorothea Dix, and Dr....
Using The Ox Cart Man to Illustrate the Life of a Working Family in Early 19th Century New England
Third graders discuss the farming life in 19th century New England. For this New England lesson, 3rd graders watch a DVD and listen to a story describing this time period. They answer questions and create a Venn Diagram poster showing...
The Free Trade Conundrum: Balancing Worker Wages and Consumer Prices Comparing the 19th and 21st Centuries
9th - 12th
By examining free trade, protectionism, and analyzing 19th and 21st century arguments for and against the tariff, students will be able to compare and contrast the 19th and 21st century. They will analyze text, answer discussion...
Visual Perspectives: Images of Children in the 19th and 20th Centuries
8th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this children's history lesson, students examine digital images regarding the role of children in society during the 19th and 20th centuries. Students respond to...
Westward the Course of Empire Goes: American Imperialism in the Pacific Ocean during the Nineteenth Century
Eleventh graders research the acquisition of colonial outposts throughout the Pacific Ocean by the United States during the late-nineteenth century. They present their findings to the class and propose which countries or territories the...