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Cultural Impact of Jim Crow Laws and the Civil Rights Movement
  • The student will make connections between cultural norms and their own lives.
  • The student will understand the impact of Jim Crow laws and make inferences about the impact of the laws on both African Americans and whites.
  • The students will understand the impact of Civil Rights... [more]

Impact of Westward Expansion on Indigenous Populations

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


People of the West

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


Whose Land Is It Anyway?

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the interaction and conflict between Native Americans and white settlers in the years following the Civil... [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]


Cultural Impact of Jim Crow Laws and Civil Rights Movement



  • The student will make connections between cultural norms and their own lives.

  • The student will understand the impact of Jim Crow laws and make inferences about the impact of these laws on both African Americans and Whites.

  • The student will understand the impact of... [more]

The Displacement of the Native Americans

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the interaction and conflict between Native Americans and white settlers in the years following the Civil War and examine how those conflicts impacted the Native American way of life on the Great... [more]


Progression of Political Movements

Students will be able to identify Presidential political platform positions in the election of 1868 and then see how it relates to developments of other political movements, particularly the integration of Populist ideas into the Democratic platform (1892 and 1896) as well as early 20th Century... [more]


Reconstruction

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]