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There are 14 web lessons. Displaying lessons 1 through 14.
North and South-Impact of the Abolitionist Movement

Slavery existed in the United States during "Growth and Change." The United States was split about the right of citizens to own slaves. Abolitionists worked to end slavery in the United States.

While the Civil War did not begin as a war to abolish slavery, debates about slavery... [more]

Comparison between North and South 1820 - 1860

Review of cultural, economic, and political differences that divide the North and South during the period of 1820 -... [more]

People of the West

Students will research and identify key facts about men and women of the Westward... [more]

Pioneer Perspectives-Diverse Opinions on Westward Migration

The learner will explore the diverse opinions on Westward Migration that various members of a migrating family might have... [more]

Evaluating the “Save the Indian” Reforms

Students will understand the complex motives, methods, and effects of the campaign of the late 19th-century to “save” the... [more]

Impact of Westward Expansion on Indigenous Populations

Students will learn about the impact of westward expansion on Native American... [more]

How the West was Won? Conflict and Change on the Western Frontier

Students will learn and understand the conflict and change that occurred in the westward expansion following the Civil War. Specifically reasons different groups moved west and the interaction between the “white” European civilization and the Native American “Indians”.

Students will... [more]

Challenges Faced by the New Nation's Presidents

The student will use the internet and the LOC website to locate primary sources.

The student will interpret and analyze information found in primary and secondary sources.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the struggle of the new nation to gain the respect of... [more]

Jefferson Administration

The students will analyze and explain the major domestic issues occurring during the Thomas Jefferson administration.

Students will be able to describe and discuss how the United States acquired the Louisiana Territory and how the United States acquired information about its new... [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]

A Comparison of Indentured Servants and Slaves

Students will examine and compare the lives of slaves and indentured servants using primary sources and the historical fiction books, Molly Bannaky and Barefoot.

Students will analyze and compare advertisements for runaway slaves. The students will learn that slaves... [more]

A Differentiated Way through Think Dots

The students will classify new species and compare the contributions of Natural Resources found during the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Other students will investigate and research the Capital, Natural, and Human Resources of the American Indians that were met along the trail since the 19th... [more]

Learning about Native Americans through Artifact Analysis and Artwork

Students will learn how a Native American's environment (including the geographic region where they lived) influenced their food, clothing, shelter, and the overall culture of a... [more]

Expansion and Reform: Applying the Declaration of Independence

Students should conduct inquiries and research-acquiring, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, evaluating, and communicating facts, themes, and general principles operating in American history.

Using the Declaration of Independence, students will formulate the historical question: What... [more]