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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]

Wilson Stands Alone in his Plan for World Peace

Students will understand the

  • Fourteen Points
  • Motives behind Wilson’s Fourteen Points and why most of them were rejected by... [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]

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]


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]


National Debate over Treaty Ratification

War has long-lasting consequences.

Peace is not easily brokered.

Individuals differ in their world view.[more]


Prelude to War

Students will understand that there are many causes of war.

Students will understand that it is hard to remain isolated from world... [more]