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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Lessons

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Designed for teachers, a 15-lesson collection curated by the Smithsonian, examines how wars have impacted American society. Each resource includes a lesson plan, background information, a materials list, maps, images, and worksheets. An...
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Life in the North and South 1847–1861: Before Brother Fought Brother

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A five-resource collection looks at the complex series of events that led to the American Civil War. Using primary source documents, scholars research the social and economic issues that led to the country-fracturing conflict.
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20th Century Capitalism and Regulation in the United States

For Students 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,...
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The Industrial Revolution: Life in the Cities

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
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...
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United States Entry into World War I: A Documentary Chronology

For Teachers 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.
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Alexander Hamilton and the Roots of Federalism

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore the origin of political parties in the United States. Learners work in groups to read and analyze copies of the "Report on Manufactures" written by Alexander Hamilton. Then, they complete a worksheet comparing the Federalists to...
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Childhood Lost: Child Labor in the United States, 1830-1930

For Teachers 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...
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Industrializing America

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine an eight year old spindle boy working barefoot in a factory in the late 1800s. Scholars research the industrial period in American history in the 14th lesson of a 22-part series that explores the country's background. Groups...
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The American Whaling Industry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
When thinking about the American whaling industry most imagine Moby Dick and Nantucket sleigh rides, harpoons and scrimshaw, whale-oil lamps and baleen in women's corsets. But it may come as a surprise that the industry was also...
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The Great State!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The creation of state home pages is the focus of this lesson. Learners research one of15 states for which special State Quarters have been released, and create a home page for that state. They also perform Internet research and utilize...
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Immigration to the United States

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the reasons and motives for immigration to the United States during the late 19 th century and the early 20 th century. They investigate and analyze the geographic factors that changed the face of society in America.
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Big Business & Industrial Cities

For Teachers 4th - 7th
This is a true gem. This PowerPoint is well-organized, has bullet points you control (which gives you time for discussion), has sound effects, and covers several aspects of American industrialization after 1900. The presentation begins...
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Industrial Growth (1865 - 1914)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It wasn't like the American Industrial Revolution just happened overnight; or did it? Critically examine the inventors, inventions, investments, and tycoons that made the Industrial Revolution happen. Covered are over 50 years of...
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The United States and Canada Review Worksheet and Study Guide

For Students 7th - 10th
In this geography skills instructional activity, students respond to 34 short answer questions about the geographic features and climates found in the United States and Canada.
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Post Civil War America: Immigration, Industrialization, and Child Labor

For Teachers 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,...
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The United States/Mexico Border

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research daily life, industries, and the political situation along the United States/Mexico border. They conduct research to research what it might be like to live at the border and the controversies surround US government...
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HOW ABOUT A T-BONE?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the events that created the historical context for the Progressive Era in the United States. They evaluate the conflicts of business and common people of the time. The research is done using primary and secondary...
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The United States Demands that Japan Open Its Ports to Trade

For Students 10th - 12th
In the past, the United States demanded that Japan open its ports for trade. Your class can read the included passage to learn about Commodore Perry, Japanese treaties, and foreign trade policy. They read the passage, then answer 5...
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1900 America: Historical Voices, Poetic Visions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the United States at the turn of the century. Using primary source documents, they interpret them within a specific historical context. Using this information, they write a poem with metaphors and a specific meter...
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History of Coal in the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine a timeline of coal mining in the US and research how the policies of coal dependent companies have changes over the last 50 years.
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United States Entry into World War I: Two Diametrically Opposed Views

For Teachers 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.
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Mystery State # 24

For Students 4th - 6th
Prepare those brains for a rousing day of learning with a fun geography activity. Your pupils use five different clues to determine the name of mystery state number 24. Where do all those potatoes come from? Idaho!
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Social, Political and Economic Effects of Industrialization

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders role-play a person living in the United States during the 1890s. Students research their role using focus questions about daily life, including standard of living.industrialization. They have the opportunity to ...
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The Brief American Pageant: Industry Comes of Age

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Three interesting slides can be a good addition to your lecture on the end of the 19th century. Detailing the land grants given to railroads, the shift in cotton manufacturing, and the distribution of industry among the United States,...