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20th Century Capitalism and Regulation in the United States
14 mins 8th - 12th
The speaker in this lecture takes the viewer on a journey through the world of modern finance, from the era of Rockefeller and Vanderbilt to the 2008 financial crisis. Exploring the presence of the American government in the economy,...
The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities
7th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
What was life really like in American during the Industrial Revolution? Middle and high schoolers explore tenement living, assembly lines, factory work, and the blossoming world of technology in a series of educational and engaging...
United States Entry into World War I: A Documentary Chronology
9th - 12th
Students complete a unit of lessons on the events that led to U.S. involvement in WWI. They complete a Webquest, conduct research, complete a Venn diagram, read and discuss the reasons for entering the war, and create a slideshow.
Childhood Lost: Child Labor in the United States, 1830-1930
5th - 10th
Working in groups, middle and high schoolers describe and discuss photographs depicting working conditions experienced by child laborers in the 19th century. They then write a persuasive paragraph supporting an amendment to regulate the...
United States Entry into World War I: Two Diametrically Opposed Views
9th - 12th
Young scholars analyze the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I. They read a speech by President Wilson and an opposition speech, list the reasons each gives for American entry into the war, and complete a Venn diagram.
Post Civil War America: Immigration, Industrialization, and Child Labor
8th - 11th
A gallery of photographs from 19th century America adorn these slides, bringing stark reality to a lesson about immigration and industrialization. The breadth and length of this presentation would lend well to a long-term history unit,...
The Historical Audacity of the Louisiana Purchase
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In order to double the size of the country and make what would become the greatest real estate deal in the history of the United States, Thomas Jefferson had to set aside his beliefs in small government and his strict constructionist...