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Geronimo and the Last of the Indian Wars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the life of the native American, Geronimo and the history of the Indian wars in the United States. Using specified websites, students select one topic on the Indian Wars or the life of Geronimo to research. Students may...
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Lesson 2: "To Elect Good Men": Woodrow Wilson and Latin America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze Woodrow Wilson's foreign policy. In this foreign policy lesson, students examine how the Wilson administration responded to civil unrest in Latin America.
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Political Parties, Platforms, and Planks

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the origins and functions of political parties.  In this American Government lesson, 9th graders create a party platform to address political issues that are likely to arise during a national election.  Students...
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Social Security

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students investigate the inception of Social Security benefits provided by the Government.  For this Social Security lesson, students debate whether or not people should be entitled to receive money from the government.  Students view...
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Child Labor in America

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary sources. In this child labor lesson, students examine the issue of child labor and determine how citizen action prompted...
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Redefining Civilization and Identity Through Swadeshi, Spinning and Khadi

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars investigate the concept of civilized and civilization as defined by themselves. They examine other cultures and movements that evolve civilizations and develop an understanding that thiers is not the only...
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Native American Boarding Schools

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discover details about the Indian Boarding Schools of the 1880's-1920's. In this Native American history lesson, students research information about the schools and then write essays about them.
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Immigration

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the American immigration experience. In this immigration lesson, 8th graders watch a video about Ellis Island and discuss the processing that took place there. Students write letters in the voice of American...
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Deerfield Debates Its Future: Education

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students consider the effect of technological development, industrial growth and changing population on education in historical Deerfield Connecticut. They review many primary resources to investigate history and write a response to...
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Out of Jails and Into Asylums: The Mission of Dorothea Dix

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the life and efforts of Dorothea Dix on behalf of people with disabilities. They discover how she wanted to put people into asylums instead of leaving them in jail.
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Immigration in the Connecticut River Valley

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discuss and compare immigration during the 18th century to the Connecticut River Valley to that in America during the turn of the century.
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Should Women Be Allowed to Vote?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders realize that when Wisconsin gained statehood in 1848, there was little popular support for women's right to vote. They examine literature written on the subject from that time period, and discuss the merits of each argument.
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1890: English-only in Wisconsin Schools?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read an article on the controversy surrounding the use of German or English in Wisconsin parochial schools in the 1880's. They discuss and explore the reasoning of both sides of this debate.
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Strike 3

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders see that the history of labor in the United States was greatly impacted by Wisconsin workers. They read an introduction and article about the labor history in Wisconsin and answer questions about Wisconsin's labor history...
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Government Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan 6

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine legislation on immigration policies. They discuss current immigration laws, read a handout, complete a chart, and answer discussion questions.
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The Enlightenment

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study and discuss various aspects of the Enlightenment period in European history.
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Voting Is Everyone's Duty

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students participate in a project lesson that focuses on the importance of voting. They work in groups with each member having a specific function. The teacher begins a classroom discussion to get the members of the groups to begin...
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Challenges Faced by the New Nation's Presidents

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders, while in the computer lab utilizing the internet, locate primary sources to interpret and analyze the struggle of the new nation to gain the respect of European countries. They interact with a worksheet that organizes...

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