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To Be Black and American: World War II

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders research wartime conditions African American had to endure during World War II. They explain what role African Americans played in World War II and describe what life was like for African Americans in the United States...
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What Is an American?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore different backgrounds of Americans.  In this lesson plan, students discuss how people in the United States may come from a different background, yet have similar values and beliefs.  After the class discussion, several...
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Are We Americans Again? A Portrait of Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study American citizens, specifically Estelle Ishigo, who were forced to live in relocation centers during World War II. Using primary sources, students describe the internees' experiences during and after internment. They...
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Revealing Untold Stories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore how and why various historical resources present information about slavery differently. They work in pairs to examine written texts to interpret the objectives, points of view, and depictions of slavery in these resources.
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The Unseen Army: Conscientious Objectors During World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study World War II and why it was called "the Good War".  In this World War II lesson young scholars identify the different kinds of conscientious objectors.
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Is Seeing Believing?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils study different photographers who started the concept of battlefield photography.  In this media lesson students explore how to "read" a photograph and relate the use of photography during the Civil War to current use today. 
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Arlington Poster Project

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss American symbols. For this American history lesson, 1st graders write what it means to be an American.
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What does it mean to be American?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students create a mural depicting what it means to be an American. In this being American lesson plan, students pull out magazine ads that depict what it means to be an American, then they make a mural out of it, and finally they present...
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What Is an American?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine and reflect on what it means to be an American with a focus on the concept of responsibility as it was held by the Founding Fathers. They participate in a brainstorming session as a class, create a collage, and write a...
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Spanish-American Voices in American Poetry

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders read excerpts from a variety of poems by Hispanic and Spanish authors in Spanish. Individually, they identify any vocabulary they are unfamiliar with and view examples of poetry elements. To end the lesson, they research...
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Oral Histories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the theme of what it means to be American in a pluralistic society. They conduct oral histories with a family member and create a presentation of the interview. Students develop a better comprehension of their own...
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Mexican and American Views of Texas

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners study the territorial status of Texas in 1830, 1840, and 1846 and interpret an historical timeline. They develop a general statement of Mexican and American views of Texas.
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To Be An American

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners research the symbols of America, present their research to the class, write a paper about being an American and write their own Declaration of Independence.
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Systems of Power Against and Within American Indian Communities, 1880-1940

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore methods and the struggles of power between the federal policies and Native populations. They discuss the issue of controlling the Native Indian population, driving them from their land, and providing a mandatory...
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What Should You Do?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the economic conditions of Mexicans during the Great Depression. As a class, they observe photographs of Mexican migrants and examine reasons for staying or leaving. Students analyze the events contributing to the...
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What Is An American?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the concept of being an American while accessing research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create a context for further class activities. Students then work to define the term of...
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From Hero to Politician

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the lives of American politicians who served in the military. In groups, they research the family, childhood, education, military and political career of their chosen hero. They write a biography, exploring the...
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Japanese and American Values

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders compare and contrast the values that Americans and Japanese people deem as important. They use the internet and the school media center to find the information in order to answer research based questions.
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Charles Young Photographs

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students view photographs of Charles Young. They analyze the photograph to decipher the time period. As an introduction, students brainstorm questions they may ask the man in the photograph. Students investigate the era of the...
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Letters from the Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students make deductions about life in an internment camp by reading and comparing letters written to Clara Breed. Along the way, they consider the advantages of looking at a historical event from the multiple points of view of...
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Christmas Traditions in America

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners access a variety of Christmas tradition themed websites. They complete Christmas themed story starters and math problems. They read well known Christmas poems and stories.
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Using the Analects to Solve Modern American Problems

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read modern American political questions and discuss how Confucius' analects might be applicable to the U.S. in the 21st century and in addressing these questions.
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Africans and African Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars complete small group tasks related to racism as it applies to African Americans, African immigrants, and white immigrants. Through discussion of their findings, students explain of challenges in society that African...
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The Great Migration Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read a narrative "The Great Migration." They answer specific questions that check for understanding of the text. They discuss reasons for migrating. They choose an African-American hero/athlete to research online. They share...