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Were Segregation Laws Fair?

Understand the freedoms and rights promised to African Americans were slowly taken away after Reconstruction, and it would take years to win them back.

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Understanding the Declaration of Independence

Students will have a basic knowledge of the Declaration of Independence and the rights and privileges demanded in the document. They will also have knowledge of how those rights and privileges have affected our... [more]

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]

Hiroshima, From All Sides

  • Students will understand how the “Atomic Bomb” affected humanity and ended WWII.
  • Students will understand how the “Atomic Bomb” affected: scientists, Japanese citizens, and US leaders.... [more]


Impact of the Cold War at home

  • The fear of communism and the threat of nuclear war affected American life throughout the Cold War.
  • Senator Joseph McCarthy played on American fears of communism by recklessly accusing many American governmental officials and citizens of being... [more]

Doing History: Life in the Early Republic

By the end of these lessons, the students will have a sense of some aspects of daily life around the turn of the eighteenth century and contrast that with their own lives. They will get a sense of how history is made by both the people who live it and the professionals who research and write... [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]

America's Civil Rights Movement

African Americans, working through the Court system and mass protest, reshaped public opinion and secured the passage of civil rights... [more]

Our Compromise, Our Constitution

  • Increase understanding of our constitutional government

  • Become aware of the purpose of our government

  • Understand basic rights that are protected by the U.S.... [more]

Causes of the American Revolution

How did England impose its political and economic control over the... [more]

Get to Know Your Bill of Rights

The first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America provide a written guarantee of individual rights (e.g., freedom of speech, freedom of... [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]

Bossy Britain Upsets Colonists

Students will examine the causes of dissatisfaction that led to the American... [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]

Origins of American Government

  • Provide students with the opportunity to analyze and interpret primary source documents.

  • Select and defend positions in writing, discussion and debate.

  • Enhance student understanding of the political philosophies that shaped the development of the Virginia and U.S.... [more]