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Nelson Mandela - Bio. Overview - Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase. Overview The Louisiana Purchase is a landmark event in American history, one that had a lasting impact not only on the size of the United States, but also on its economic, cultural, and political makeup. Before President Thomas Jefferson's administration purchased the territory in 1803, parts or all of the territory had been under the control of various Native American nations. From the 16th century onwards the Spanish and later the French controlled the territory.

This presentation focuses on the various documents from maps to newspapers to cultural artifact that help to describe the region of North America that stretched from as far east as Alabama into what is now the state of Montana. The 119 items presented here come from the various special and general collections of the Library of Congress. This presentation was made possible by a grant from the Library of Congress Krasnoff Gift Fund.

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Political Cartoons. JFK. From Dred Scott to the Civil Rights Act of 1875: Eighteen Years of Change | DocsTeach: Activities. In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott decision that African-Americans were not citizens of the United States. Yet within 18 years, Black Americans would not only have citizenship, but would be guaranteed the right to vote and equal access to transportation, housing, and other facilities by the Civil Rights Act of 1875. Although many of these rights would be lost through the rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1883, when the Civil Rights Act of 1875 was found unconstitutional, and in 1896, when the Plessy v. In this activity, students will examine sequential primary sources relating to the events that led to this change and write eight short descriptions explaining the relationships between the historical events.

Use this activity toward the end of units on the Civil War and Reconstruction. Learning Objectives Students will explain the relationship between sequential events starting with the Dred Scott decision and ending with the Civil Rights Act of 1875. Instructions. Opportunity Nation - The Opportunity Index measures 16 key indicators to produce an overall opportunity score and grade for all 50 states, Washington DC & over 2,900 counties. Select an indicator to see how your community fareson pre-school enrollment, affordable housing and more Overall OpportunityClick to Select A Different Indicator Virginia Beach city, VA National Average Virginia Average The overall index of the potential opportunity of a given state or county.

This combines all sixteen of the indicators for states, and fourteen for counties, considered into a score out of 100. Digital History. Constitution Day Teacher Resources. On September 17, 1787, the final draft of the Constitution was signed by 39 delegates. The document was then sent to the states for ratification, and went into effect on June 21, 1788 when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the Constitution. In celebration of Constitution Day, the Library of Congress has compiled a variety of materials from across its collections. Explore these rich resources and features to learn more about one of America's most important documents. Primary Source Documents Related to the United States Constitution Resources for Teachers Activities from the Teaching with the Library of Congress Blog Lesson Plans The Constitution: Drafting a More Perfect UnionAnalyze George Washington's annotated copy of an early draft of the Constitution.

Library of Congress Online Collections Stories for Kids from America's Library Webcasts The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution. Top. Education - Learning About September 11th | 9/11 Tribute Center. Student News. Reference: Edward R. Murrow’s Audio Essays Have Been Digitized and Put Online. Create a map | BatchGeo. 5 Great Mapping Tools to Use in the Classroom. Bill Moyers Journal . Immigration Timeline. Timeline: U.S. immigration policy - politics - Capitol Hill. United States History Classes » Blog Archive » The United States And Its Neighbors. Unmasking Iconic Figures. Watching the new movie about Alfred Hitchcock — Hitchcock — I was struck by the difference between my iconic image of the man on the one hand, and the character who appeared on screen in this movie on the other hand.

Anthony Hopkins is impressive as Hitchcock and was a brilliant casting choice given his persona in movies like Silence of the Lambs. Image courtesy of Fighting-Wolf-Fist on Deviant Art When our students learn about important people in history as well as figures from their own times, we would expect them to scratch away at the superficial, iconic images easily at hand to learn more about the person behind the mask. Changing Research Rituals In many schools, research about important people usually requires little more than hunting and gathering, scooping and smushing. When was she born? This search for basic information requires little time, skill or thought. Google quickly directs the student to a Hitchcock biography where all the answers can be found. The Biography Maker 1. GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! MapMaker Page Maps.

European Exploration: The Age of Discovery. Fast Facts - History. Abraham Lincoln Research Site. Hypercities. 10 Resources for Teaching About the American Revolution. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Images of Colonialism - Digital Collections. Women's Rights Movement in the U.S.: Timeline of Events (1848-1920) Important and Famous Women in America. Sung and unsung, more women have contributed significantly to American history than can be contained within a single table.

The following is a representative survey of some of the most important women in American history. The definition of a "famous woman" will vary between individuals, but there is no doubt that these women contributed importantly to the advancement of our society as well as the advancement of women in America. Space does not allow a complete list of all the important and famous women in American history, but from the days when women could not be one of the "founding fathers" and annual awards would exclude women when calculating the "Man of the Year," important women have made huge strides, the significance of which cannot be overestimated. - - - Books You May Like Include: ---- Bristol, Vermont by Kerry K.

Immigration History--Lesson Plans, Primary Sources and Activities from The Tenement Museum. Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro. Decades of American History. World Map. American Precision Museum - Home. Understanding Slavery - Learning Adventures. Grade 7: Remixing Historical Perspective. One of our grade 7 Humanities teachers, Dan McWilliam, just finished a project with his grade 7 students. In order to understand the concept of perspective in historical accounts, Dan had his students re-write a 'picture book' on colonialization from an alternate perspective. Dan used the book "The Rabbits," written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan.

"The Rabbits" is an incredible visual story of a group of rabbits (the colonizers) who arrive in a new land, spreading their worldview over the native marsupials who reside there. The art work is stunning, and weaves in fantastic imagery of western philosophy and expansionism. The original book,"The Rabbits" is told from the point of view of the native marsupials, and so Dan wanted his students to explore the motivations of the colonizing rabbits, so he had his students retell the story from their alternate perspective. Working in pairs, the students were each assignment one page out of the original book. Hungry History — Food & Culinary History. War Stories: Historic Fiction Blogging - Thematic History.  War Stories: Historic Fiction Blogging Time to complete: 12 weeks Teacher Directions:Although the standard for ELA and History seem pretty straight forward, with the use of technology there is an opportunity to allow students to embrace what they are learning and put it in their own words using Historical Fiction accounts by way of blogs.

Students will write about a fictional individual who lived during an American war (The American Revolution, The Civil War, etc…). They may choose to be on either side of the conflict and may be either male or female. The story must include factual historical information but may not be directly about a famous person. The story must also express the human impact of the conflict and will be written as a letter or journal. The story will be written and posted in a blog maintained by the student and additional stories will be created for the descendants of this original character. Student Directions. Zeitgeist 2012 – Google. 2012 was a year of big moments, from global games to historical elections and everything in between. With this site, we've analyzed over one trillion queries to showcase what the world searched for.

How We Did This We studied an aggregation of over one trillion searches (or queries) that people typed into Google Search this year. We used data from multiple sources, including Google Trends and internal data tools. We filtered out spam and repeat queries to build lists that best reflect the spirit of 2012. Trending The "trending" queries are the searches that had the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2012 as compared to 2011. Most Searched The "most searched" queries are the most popular terms for 2012—ranked in order of the queries with the largest volume of searches. Student Contest | Write a Rap About the News of 2012. The Year in Rap: 2011 from Flocabulary Update: Winners have been declared!

Visit this post to read the work of four group winners, and six individual winners. And thank you again for participating. Open my copy of The New York Times- Suddenly I am feelin’ like Busta Rhymes! From Casey Anthony winning her case, to Charlie Sheen and his fall from grace. — The first four lines of one of the winning raps from our 2011 “Year in Rap” contest. Though this blog has only been around for a little over three years now, we’ve already developed some traditions, and one of our favorites is our December celebration of the year in news.

Each year we publish an end-of-year news quiz and a list of retrospectives, along with ideas for teaching with them. Last year we added an instant classic to the mix: in partnership with Flocabulary, creators of the Week in Rap and the Year in Rap, we ran a contest inviting students to submit their own 2011 Year in Rap lyrics. 432 did, and we chose winners in January. Social Studies Resources - The Common Core Conversation. The Living Room Candidate. United States History from 1865 to Present. Westward Expansion. Education - Social Studies. Zinn Education Project. Op-Chart - Picturing the Past 10 Years - Graphic. France in the year 2000. In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives.

With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan. With each post including links back to the original source we encourage you to explore these wonderful online sources for yourself. Check out our Sources page to see where we find the content. Curriculum. The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents modified for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities.

This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on issues from King Philip's War to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and make historical claims backed by documentary evidence.

I am so excited to find your website and your lessons. I will begin working with my students on learning how to read like a historian. Karen Peyer, Teacher, Russell Middle School, Colorado Springs How do I use these lessons in my classroom? 1. *Note: United Streaming requires a subscription to Discovery Education. 2. 3. Of course! Online Workshop: Teaching about the Holocaust. Education | For Educators.

Truman Library Middle and High School (Secondary) Lesson Plans. U.S. History: Free streaming history videos & activities. Mr Langhorst 8th Grade American History Web Classroom - South Valley Jr High - Liberty, Missouri - Contact Page. Reading Strategies for Social Studies. Lesson Plans. Teachers. Appalachian History » Stories, quotes and anecdotes. HarpWeek | Elections Homepage. Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt - Political Cartoons.

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1607-1776. Civil War. Maps. Civil Rights. 1920s-1930s. Civics. World War 1. Cold War. Revolutionary War. Ocean Crossings, 1870-1969: Comfort, Courtesy, Safety, Speed. Beginning in the 1920s, shipowners tried to sell all passengers on the pleasures of the journey. A few wealthy travelers—and immigrants by the millions—filled ocean liners in the late 1800s and early 1900s. At the time, steamship lines did not try to attract the potential travelers in between. But in the 1920s, changing immigration laws halted the flow of immigrants and eroded the shipping lines’ profits. Then they began to market their ships as delightful ocean-going experiences for nearly everyone—smart, modern, safe, affordable, and fun.

Speed and Luxury For wealthy Americans, travel in Europe was a mark of status. British passenger liner Mauretania Built at Newcastle, England, 1907 Passenger capacity as built: 563 first class, 464 second, 1,138 third & steerage Crew: 812 Gift of Franklin D. The Mauretania View Object Record The Mauretania was built for speed—to recapture the prize for the fastest Atlantic crossing, called the Blue Riband. Style Afloat Smoking Room Dining Saloons The Black Gang. HOME: National Recording Preservation Board. Video - The Last 100 Years in 10 Minutes. HughesDV. World Wonders Project. United States History from 1865 to Present. Pare Lorentz Film Center - Home. Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island.

Emergency and Disaster Information Service. Primary School History Encyclopedia. Hopi Petroglyph Sites Intro. The Olympic Record. Home | National Archives Transcription Pilot Project. Home - 80 Days That Changed Our Lives - ABC Archives. HistoryWired: A few of our favorite things. Panoramas.