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There are 7 web lessons. Displaying lessons 1 through 7.
How far have we come in the “Freedom Struggle”?

The student will gain a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices made to achieve fundamental rights in our society. They will also analyze how far we’ve come and explore what more needs to be done in the "Freedom... [more]

Art of Cynicism

The student will analyze selected pieces of art and infer how they reflect a sense of disillusionment, and/or cynicism in American society in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and Watergate scandal. When the lesson is complete, the students will be able to place cultural attitudes of recent... [more]

What is a Primary Source?

To introduce the concept of primary sources, the value of primary sources, and be able to identify and interpret artifacts and primary source documents to understand events in... [more]


Students will be able to explain how the Civil War and Reconstruction both solved and created problems for our nation.

  • Students will understand how Reconstruction caused a further decline in relations between the North & South.
  • Students will understand that racism has been... [more]

The Story of the American Indians

This lesson introduces the concept that Indians adapted to the areas of the American continents in which they were located. The students will study and compare the different American Indians tribes, their rituals, daily lives, and their impact on the Europeans who came later to the... [more]

History by Heroes

Concept is change. Students will select and become one of the presidents of the United States between 1877 and the present. Each student will study one president. He/she will study short biographies, inaugural address, political cartoons, and editorials about the president, the significant... [more]

The foreign and domestic policies of Lyndon B. Johnson

As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the successes and failures of LBJ's domestic and foreign policies

  • Formulate historical questions and defend findings based on inquiry and interpretation

  • Evaluate the authenticity, authority, and... [more]