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Curated OER

Colonial North America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Showcase the religion, conflicts, daily life, and politics of Colonial North America. A very well-done presentation highlights all the major colonial groups, social norms, demographics, and political struggles of the time. Perfect for an...
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Smithsonian Institution

Fighting For Freedom: The Stono Rebellion and Free Frank McWhorter

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Travel back in time to the Stono Rebellion. Young historians research historical figures who played a role in African Americans' fight to escape slavery. Scholars research material, complete handouts, participate in group discussion, and...
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Smithsonian Institution

The Vocal Blues: Created in the Deep South of the U.S.

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Bring the sounds of the deep South vocal blues to the classroom with a Smithsonian Folkways lesson. In preparation, scholars listen to and count the 12 bar blues patterns in several works and identify the I, II, IV, and V chords as well...
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American Battlefield Trust

Pre-1860: Disunion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using personas ranging from freed African Americans to wealthy plantation owners, young historians consider various points of view around the events in the days leading up to the Civil War including major milestones such as the Dred...
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Curated OER

African Americans After the Civil War

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young historians learn what life was like in the South during the Reconstruction era. They complete hands-on-activities and participate in group discussion to understand how experiences varied between African Americans and white...
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American Battlefield Trust

Contrasting the North and South Before the War

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Fundamental differences between the North and South led to the South adopting a system of enslaved labor. These abstract ideas become concrete when class members create a standing cube using information provided in the resource. Young...
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Alabama Department of Archives and History

World War II Home Front - Mobilization in Alabama

For Teachers 6th
Ships, tanks, and planes—what does a military need to fight a war? An interesting instructional activity explains the government's military mobilization efforts in Alabama during WWII. Class members look at a PowerPoint presentation and...
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Alabama Department of Archives and History

World War II - Life on the Home Front in Alabama

For Teachers 6th
What was life like for civilians who were home during WWII? The lesson uses a PowerPoint presentation with photos to explain life on the home front was like during World War II, including shortages of food, collecting scrap metal, and...
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Alabama Department of Archives and History

Working in Birmingham's Iron Industry

For Teachers 4th
What did railroads, iron, and industry contributed to Birmingham's successful growth? The lesson explains how the iron industry worked. It also describes how the location of Birmingham and its proximity to railroads. played a key role in...
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Civil War Trust

Contrasting the North and South before the War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners create a standing cube with four panels that display information on the North and South's economy, geography and climate, society, and means of transportation before the Civil War. Through discussion and reading informational...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: Form of a Funeral

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read and analyze William Faulkner's novel, 'As I Lay Dying.' They define Faulkner's place in American literary history, describe Faulkner's "South" in the context of the historical South and examine the Bundren family through...
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Curated OER

U.S. Geography: The South

For Teachers K - 5th
Young geographers complete a research project. They list the physical features found in the American South. They then discuss the economy, culture, and geography found in the South. They work in groups to research one of the five...
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Curated OER

The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: Concluding the Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As I Lay Dying is a beautiful book and a wonderful vehicle for understanding, interpreting, and comparing themes. The class reads and analyzes the novel, discusses possible interpretations, and characterizations. They compare the themes...
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PPT
Curated OER

Chalkboard Challenge: Social Studies Online

For Teachers 5th
If used as an independent review, this presentation could be a quick way for students to study U.S. History facts. Since it only presents a few simple facts, it would not be adequate for a comprehensive review, but a teacher could...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Faulkner's As I Lay Dying: Images of Faulkner and the South

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners research one aspect of the life of Faulkner and the culture of the South.  In this As I Lay Dying instructional activity, learners explore a webpage on Faulkner and write a summary.  Learners analyze the images and consider the...