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148 resources with the concept american culture

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A New America: The Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewMany dream of coming to America, but few may enter. The lesson explores the Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965 and how it changed immigration policies in the United States. Academics learn how immigration quotas impacted Western Europe...
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Us vs. Them: The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewImmigration issues are nothing new. An interesting lesson focuses on the racially motivated Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and its impact on the Chinese American community. Scholars read articles, analyze political cartoons, and...
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Re-Segregation of American Schools: Re-Segregation

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewExamine the re-segregation of public schools in a thought-provoking resource. Young scholars read articles and primary sources, complete worksheets, and watch a video to explore the idea that desegregation made schools more segregated....
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Racism and Removal: Japanese Incarceration During World War II

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewDuring World War II people saw how far the government's control would go, but it was at the expense of its citizens. The resource brings the conditions of Japanese American internment camps to light using primary documents. Scholars...
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Resistance to School Desegregation: The Boston Busing Crisis

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewDespite how it sounds, Boston's busing crisis wasn't a transportation problem. Academics address the problems faced by African Americans following school desegregation and the struggle to receive equal educational opportunities. Scholars...
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Separate is Not Equal: Fight for Desegregation

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewSeparate is not equal! An eye-opening lesson delves into the past to understand the fight for desegregation and how it impacted African American communities. Academics complete two one-hour lessons using documents, photographs, and...
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Borders and Community: Early 20th Century Chicago Neighborhoods and Ethnic Enclaves

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewChicago is one city, four neighborhoods, and countless nationalities. The lesson explores the ethnic division of Chicago in the early twentieth century. Academics read primary sources, analyze maps, and tour an online exhibit to...
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Borders within the United States: Indian Boarding Schools and Assimilation

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewNative American Nations ... sovereign entities or removable tribes? A thought-provoking lesson plan explores the relationship between Native American tribes and the United States, including forced assimilation and removal from their...
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Borders with the World: Mexican-American War and U.S. Southern Borderlands

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
New ReviewThe Mexican-American War created social borders—not just physical ones. Scholars learn about the effects of the Mexican-American War on the people living in the borderlands using text excerpts, maps, and partnered activities. Academics...
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Young People Shake Up Elections (History Proves It) Educator Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewVote, it's your civic duty! The resource provides several videos about voting in the United States. Scholars watch a series of topics ranging from youth participation to civic action. The educator's guide provides teachers with...
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Exploring America's Diversity: Rosalia Fundaro (Beginner)

For Teachers 4th - 10th
New ReviewElementary scholars learn about the life of Rosalia Fundaro, an Italian immigrant, using primary sources. They analyze documents, complete written prompts, and participate in group discussion to understand Rosalia's life in the United...
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Exploring America's Diversity: Motel Garber (Beginner)

For Teachers 4th - 10th
New ReviewYoung detectives delve into the past in an exciting series exploring immigration. The activity uses primary sources to teach elementary scholars historical analysis. Academics read records to understand the life of Motel Garber, from...
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Extending Suffrage to Women

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewVotes for women! The activity highlights the push for the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. High school scholars learn how the Fifteenth Amendment giving African American men the right to vote helped to spark the...
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Exploring America's Diversity: Miguel Miñan (Beginner)

For Teachers 4th - 10th
New ReviewMany have traveled from around the globe searching for the American dream. Scholars research the life Miguel Miñan, an immigrant from Brazil, using ship and census records. The activity focuses on American diversity and highlights the...
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Exploring America's Diversity: Gertrud Danneberg (Beginner)

For Teachers 4th - 10th
New ReviewEveryone is an immigrant in their own way. Young scholars read historic documents to understand one woman's journey from Germany to the United States. The activity uses a mixture of text, discussion, and written prompts to help...
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After Charlottesville: Public Memory and the Contested Meaning of Monuments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewAre Civil War monuments a kind remembrance or a reminder of a dark past? The lesson focuses on the public's memory of the Civil War and the monuments that represent it. Young academics explore past efforts to change historical symbols...
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People of the Revolution

For Teachers 4th - 12th
New ReviewIt's nothing new—America has always been a melting pot of cultures. The resource explores the diversity of individuals living in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War. Scholars examine artifacts and primary sources to...
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Historical Analysis: Objects Tell Stories

For Teachers 4th - 12th
New ReviewDig this! Young archeologists discover what objects teach us about the past. The activity uses an image of a Revolutionary War artifact to help historians practice analyzing the past. Scholars study the object and complete a worksheet to...
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My Dream of Martin Luther King

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Conduct a book study of the story, My Dream of Martin Luther King by Faith Ringgold. Followng a read-aloud, scholars take part in philosophical discussions covering the topics of freedom, equality, race, and heroes. 
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Talking About Race and Racism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Set the stage for discussion in a thought-provoking instructional activity on racism. An informative resource prepares scholars to discuss the history of race and racism with a quiz, vocabulary, and guidelines. Academics discuss topics...
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Celebrating National Holidays

For Teachers K
There's more to holidays than just days off! Young historians explore the meaning behind national holidays in a five-part instructional activity. They focus on what holidays are and why they are celebrated, as well as learn the meaning...
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Voting in Your Town

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A socially important resource focuses on voter turnout and roadblocks to voting. Scholars review resources on voting stats, watch a documentary, and participate in group discussion regarding voting in their local communities. Academics...
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Poetry and Storytelling Café

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Academics take turns as actors in an engaging poetry cafe. Elementary learners work in small groups to create original poems or stories addressing community issues and read their work in front of a live audience. Scholars also reflect...
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Picture Books

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Aspiring artists and budding writers combine their skills in an interactive lesson. Young scholars become authors when they create their own picture books focused on social justice. The resource guides learners through the writing and...