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Women Abolitionists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the role of women abolitionists during the Civil War. Using essays and biographies, they try to identify the race and class of the different women activists and determine the expectations of the genders during this time...
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June 25, 1876: An Interpretation of an Historical Event

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the Battle of Little Bighorn. In this Native American history lesson, students conduct research regarding the battle and the relationship between the Sioux and the American government. Learners consider how the U.S....
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Before Rosa Parks: Ida B. Wells

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The contributions of Ida B. Wells to the Civil Rights Movement are the focus of this social studies lesson. Middle schoolers read a handout regarding Wells, discuss the handout, and write about non-conformist behavior.
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The Adarand Case: Affirmative Action and Equal Protection

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the Adarand case.  In this American Government activity, 11th graders create a list of reasons for each affirmative action program.  Students develop a defense on certain issues and present it to the class. 
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The Laws of Sines and Cosines Made Simple!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the law of sine and cosine. In this pre-calculus lesson, students create a triangle and identify the different ratios of a non-right triangle. They use the properties of sine and cosine to solve.
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Kensington Mansion: Plantation, Sharecroppers, Tenants

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the significance of the Kensington Mansion. In this South Carolina history instructional activity, 11th graders take field trips to the mansion and research primary and secondary sources about plantations,...
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Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois: The Problem of Negro Leadership

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students focus on the problem of African American leadership throughout American history. In groups, they research the life and works of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois and how they worked to promote the need for African American...
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With Malice toward None: Lincoln's Assassination

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the manhunt for, John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. In this lesson about a president, students write and role-play they are announcers who are informing the world of the assassination.  Students...
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Railroad Idioms Art Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research railroad idioms.  In this idiom instructional activity, 6th graders read through a glossary of different railroad idioms and their meanings. They illustrate a chosen idiom.
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Why Can't I Vote?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders take an unannounced test (failure is expected) and the top scores are rewarded with candy bars. They compare this test to the literacy tests given before 1960 and votes to candybars. They journal their responses.
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Crash of Flight 111

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students identify the locations on a map of the airplane crashes discussed in this lesson. After watching a video, they discuss the importance of an investigation after a plane crash. They use the same information as the investigators...
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Confucius, Covey, and Wu Liang Shrine

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the philosophies of Covey and Confucius on one's afterlife. In this social studies lesson plan, students explore the panels on the Wu Liang Shrine and compare Confucius’ analects with Stephen Covey's writings in order to...
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The 1898 North Carolina Election

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils discuss why the Democrats defeated the Fusion ticket in the 1898 North Carolina election. In this content area reading instructional activity, learners explore three primary documents and answer guiding questions that help them...
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Understanding Political Cartoons of the Civil War Era

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders interpret political cartoons of the Civil War era in pairs. In this political cartoons lesson plan, 6th graders analyze the cartoons and present them to their classmates.
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An Introduction to the Lives of Civil War Soldiers

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students examine images of Civil War soldiers. For this Pink and Say lesson, students read the story and record any questions or thoughts they may have while viewing the images. Students decide on research questions inspired by the story.
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The Movement Beyond Martin

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students investigate the context, issues, important people, and outcomes of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's. They attempt to answer the essential question, "Would the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 60's have...
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Across Five Aprils Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Irene Hunt's Across Five Aprils. Students may check some of their answers online.
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A Hoosier Perspective on the March to the Sea: The Diary of William Miller

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders take a closer look at Sherman's March to the Sea. In this American Civil War lesson, 8th graders analyze the diary entries of William Miller. Discussion questions are included with the entries. Students create illustrated...
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How Has African American Culture Shaped the History of Kentucky?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the African American culture and history of Kentucky. They observe how an author's personal bias can define the argument of his/her publication. Students analyze primary source documents.
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Parallel Studies of the Afro-American and Puerto Rican Experience in America

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners compare/contrast the Afro-American and Puerto Rican experience as they migrated and assimilated in the U.S. They research and discuss the reasons for migration and the historical significance of economic autonomy and oppression.
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Due Process of Law and the Jim Crow Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners analyze eight case studies of Supreme Court decisions regarding due process of law and their impact on American society in the early 20th century. They digest that although the 14th amendment was intended to give federal rights...
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Stop the Bus: Confronting Our Assumptions About Muslims in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Virginia Interfaith Center's A More Perfect Union "Misunderstanding" Ad Campaign, view two episodes of PBS America at a Crossroads series, examine historical context of colonialism and geo-political tensions in Middle...
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The Laws of Sines and Cosines Made Simple!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Young scholars explore the concept of law of sines and cosines. In this law of sines and cosines lesson, students construct a triangle tool from card stock and markers. Young scholars use their triangle tool to aid in solving problems...
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Mississippi and Civil Rights

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Mississippi Civil Rights worksheet, learners read 9 paragraphs about the history of civil rights in Mississippi. Worksheet has no other associated activities.

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