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Wells Fargo History Museum: Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learn about the California Gold Rush from an institution that has been in place since the early days of the American West: Wells Fargo History Museum. From domain-specific vocabulary review to group research projects, an expansive packet...
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Pre-fieldtrip Preparation: Museum Windham Textile & History

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders prepare for a trip to the Windham Textile and History Museum. In this industrialization lesson, 11th graders discover what it was like to work in the textile mills and then write their own oral history accounts of life...
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Living History Museum: Jobs of the Past

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders participate utilizing a variety of resources such as fiction and nonfiction literature, artifacts, photographs and diaries to establish information about daily life and jobs that existed in the past. They create living...
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Partners In Winning The War Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How propaganda was used to change the concept of women's roles during World War II is the focus of an online exhibit provided by the National Women's History Museum. Packed with propaganda posters and pictures, the packet points out how...
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Living History Museum - Jobs of the Past

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore historical careers of the past. They research both fiction and nonfiction books to examine the historical significance of the career. In groups, pupils use multimedia methods to create a presentation on daily...
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Suffrage Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Has life changed for American women in the last century, or are there common themes between the lives of 21st century women and the struggle of suffragettes from the 1910s? Explore the ways media reflects the position of women in the...
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This Isn't Right: Women Reform Leaders

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The 20th century saw many new possibilities open up to women in America, thanks to many well-known female historical figures — and some women who are not as famous but who are equally accomplished. Learn about the women who contributed...
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Martha Hughes Cannon: Doctor, Wife, Mother, Senator

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Each state is entitled to two statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, D.C. After reading about Utah's debate over whether or not Martha Hughes Cannon should be represented by one of their statues, individuals...
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Female Olympians Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
For every strong and determined female Olympian, there are millions of young girls watching and becoming inspired. Middle and high schoolers learn more about record-breaking and history-making Olympian women with a presentation from the...
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Chinese American Women Lesson Plan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The National Women's History Museum provides a plan designed to accompany their online CyberExhibit, Chinese American Women; a History of Resilience and Resistance. After examining a series of primary and secondary source documents,...
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Women Of Jamestown Lesson Plan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To better understand the role women played in early 17th century US history, class members examine the National Women's History Museum's online exhibit, Building the New World: the Women of Jamestown Settlement. After studying the 11...
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Women in Early Film Lesson Plan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The role of women in the early film industry, both on screen and behind the scenes, is the focus of a resource that asks class members to analyze movie posters and DVD covers from the 1910s and 1920s. Using examples drawn from the...
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Living History Museum

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students research someone who has made a difference in the world. In this research lesson, students use computers and books to gather information about their chosen person. Students prepare costumes at home that reflect the peson they...
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Rincon History Museum

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students visit the Rincon History Museum in California. They discover different periods in the state's history and discuss. They view the art and explain what can be learned from it.
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A Walk Through History

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the relationship between relics found in history museum exhibits and the meaningful ways in which those relics are presented. They, in groups, select objects for a history exhibit about the event or time period of their...
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A to Z Observations

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the cultural conflicts that occurred when Europeans moved into the land the Native Americans lived on that would become West Virginia. In this West Virginia history lesson, 8th graders visit the state history...
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People Who Made a Difference in New York's History

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research a person who made a difference in New York's history, they write short biographies, and then they become the person during The Living History Museum. They can choose a person from any timie period.
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Progressive Era Women

For Students 7th - 12th
The National Women's History Museum provides this interactive resource that permits users to explore women who played key roles during the Progressive Era in the quest for workers' rights, the Settlement House Movement, the Suffrage...
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The Power of Remembrance

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
On every July 4th, we watch fireworks and celebrate our independence, but how is the history of the American Revolution preserved? Four social studies lesson guide learners through different memorials, commemorative objects, and restored...
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Wheeling and The Big City Lesson 1

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders consider how immigration impacted the East. In this West Virginia history lesson, 8th graders research the effects of immigration on Wheeling, West Virginia. Students also gather information about immigration on a field...
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Equality for One; Equality for All

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the women's suffrage movement. For this West Virginia history lesson, 8th graders read "The Declaration of Sentiments," and discuss the main points of the document. Students then visit the West Virginia history...
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The ABC's of Artifacts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create their own ABC book about artifacts. For this artifact lesson, students read ABC History Mystery and review the artifacts pictured in the book. They create their own ABC book with each student working on a letter. 
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Is Charleston Your Lucky Charm?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars determine what makes Charleston, West Virginia unique. In this West Virginia history lesson, students explore the West Virginia History Museum to identify why Charleston became the capitol of the state.
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A House Divided: Reliving the Civil War

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students create an exhibit for the American Studies Living History Museum base on their research of issues relating to the causes and consequences of the Civil War.

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