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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.

Overview - Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase

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. History.

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Political Cartoons. JFK. From Dred Scott to the Civil Rights Act of 1875: Eighteen Years of Change. In 1857, the U.S.

From Dred Scott to the Civil Rights Act of 1875: Eighteen Years of Change

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. 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.

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.

Digital History. Constitution Day Teacher Resources. On September 17, 1787, the final draft of the Constitution was signed by 39 delegates.

Constitution Day Teacher Resources

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. Congress.gov Primary Source Documents Related to the United States Constitution Resources for Teachers. Education - Learning About September 11th. Student News. Reference: Edward R. Murrow’s Audio Essays Have Been Digitized and Put Online. Create a map. 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.

Unmasking Iconic Figures

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. GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! IfItWereMyHome.com. 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. Lesson Plans, Primary Sources and Activities from The Tenement Museum.

Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps. 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.

Grade 7: Remixing Historical Perspective

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.

War Stories: Historic Fiction Blogging - Thematic History

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. Zeitgeist 2012 – Google.

2012 was a year of big moments, from global games to historical elections and everything in between.

Zeitgeist 2012 – Google

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. Write a Rap About the News of 2012. The Year in Rap: 2011 from Flocabulary Update: Winners have been declared!

Write a Rap About the News of 2012

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. Social Studies Resources - The Common Core Conversation. The Living Room Candidate. United States History from 1865 to Present. HistoryBuff.com. Westward Expansion. Education - Social Studies. Zinn Education Project. Op-Chart - Picturing the Past 10 Years - Graphic. France in the year 2000. Curriculum. The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry.

Curriculum

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. Online Workshop: Teaching about the Holocaust. 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. 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. 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. National Archives Transcription Pilot Project. Home - 80 Days That Changed Our Lives - ABC Archives. HistoryWired: A few of our favorite things. Panoramas.