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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 3, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Powerful Stories—Slavery in America

For Teachers 7th Standards
An awareness of historical context and author’s purpose are key to understanding informational text. The 15 lessons in the Module 3, Unit 1 collection provide seventh graders with background information about slavery and the debate over...
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Becoming Us: Education

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The Becoming Us: Education module examines the history of the fight for racial justice and educational equity today. The first case study looks at the re-segregation of American schools, while the second explores the resistance to school...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 1, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Follow a discussion between poetic giants in a unit focused on Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepard to His Love," Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepard," and William Carlos Williams' "Raleigh Was Right." It...
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Becoming Us: Resistance

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The three case studies in the Becoming Us: Resistance unit module look at the individuals and groups who have resisted the antidemocratic forces of inequality and oppression. The Fighting For Freedom resource has young historians...
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Emmett Till: A Series of Four Lessons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A four-lesson collection, designed to be used with the film, The Murder of Emmett Till, provides the historical context viewers need to understand the implications for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 70s as well as today's...
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Judicial Learning Center: The Role of the Federal Courts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Informational, interesting, and easy-to-understand, the five resources in the Role of the Federal Courts collection provide an overview of the historical context, important principles, and content of the US Constitution regarding the...
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Becoming Us: Borderlands

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Three case studies make up a unit the looks at the power contentions and exchanges in the borderlands that have shaped the United States. The first case study focuses on creating the US southern border and the experiences of people...
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Becoming Us: Policy

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Studying the laws and policies enacted to restrict or reform immigration, including or excluding certain groups of people, is essential to understanding the complicated history of immigration in our nation's democracy. Three case studies...
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Becoming Us: Belonging

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The Becoming Us: Belonging module examines how the American ideal of shared identity has been challenged by fear and insecurity. The first of three case studies focus on the deportation of Mexican American citizens during the Great...
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Becoming Us

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The mission statement of the National Museum of American History’s Becoming US: Teaching Immigration and Migration History in the 21st Century series is to provide “educational resources for high school teachers and students to learn...
23 Items in Collection
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Literacy in History/Social Studies: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Analyzing primary and secondary source materials requires a special set of skills. Readers must be able to identify the central ideas in a text, to cite evidence to support their analysis, and to evaluate the arguments put forth in a...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 3: Understanding Perspectives: Slavery—The People Could Fly

For Teachers 7th Standards
What makes stories powerful? That’s the question seventh-graders consider in a three-unit, eight-week module. Scholars analyze how Frederick Douglas, in his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, uses figurative language and word...
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Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - High School Edition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Established by Congress, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a nonpartisan institution whose goal is to "increase the nation's capacity to manage international conflict without violence." The 15 USIP resources in the...
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The Setting and Historical Context of a Text

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders review course objectives and demonstrate their research skills. They create a PowerPoint presentation explaining the setting and/or historical context of a novel. Using Smart Board technology, 7th graders present their...
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Historical Thinking Chart

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Narrow down your questions about author perspective, historical context, and veracity of claims in a document with the help of a historical reading chart. Learners track the basics of the document along with advanced evaluation skills...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Culture and History

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A 13-minute audio guide begins the second lesson of a unit on Zora Neale Hurtson's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Once they have listened to the guide and read Chapter 1 of the novel, kids discuss the story as an example of oral...
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Grapes of Wrath: Setting up Historical Context

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss life in the 1930s in relation to the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, then do a cross-media analysis. Here you'll find background information on film maker John Ford, writer John Steinbeck, and 1930s America. You can compare the...
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Historical Context: Discovering a Painting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze a work of art.  In this historical context activity, students research the time period in which the art they observed was created.  Students consider differing opinions about a work of art. 
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Standards Focus: Historical Context and Exploring Expository Writing - Hitler's Plan

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Use graphic organizers to uncover the structure of an article. In this historical context and expository writing worksheet, class members read the article "Hitler's Plan" and complete a chart with events from the article to create a...
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What's In a Phrase? Finding Historical Understandings in an Immigrant Guidebook

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Using a Chinese-English phrase book from the late 19th century, learners view a glimpse of life on the frontier for a Chinese immigrant. They work in groups and on their own to analyze and summarize the content of various phrases, given...
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Out of the Dust: Background notes about the novel, The Great Depression, and The Dust Bowl

For Teachers 5th - 7th
If your class is reading the historical fiction novel, Out of the Dust, then you are in luck. Here are a few slides that will help you provide historical context for the book, as well as define main characters, setting, symbolism, and...
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Poetry Reading: Analysis Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
Explore poetry by reading the poem "The Walloping Window Blind" by Charles E. Carryl, and completing an analysis with your class. The worksheet provides the entire poem, a graphic organizer to help with summarizing and paraphrasing, and...
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Seaside Holiday: Now and Then

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Build a historical context for your next lesson on life in the 1800's. This resources shows how leisure activities have changed since the 1800's. The class will see that a trip to the beach hasn't changes all that much, but it sure isn't...
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The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Historical Criticism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Writing is often influenced by current events. Take a look at the time period during which Robinson Jeffers was writing in order to gain a full understanding of his work. Pupils consider the relationship between his poems and historical...

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