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Letters from Vietnam

Everyday Americans responded to armed conflict by viewing experience through a variety of perspectives, including the lenses of their environment, its impact on their health, and the community of combat shared... [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]

Roles of Virginians During Revolutionary War Era

Virginians played various roles during the Revolutionary War... [more]

Revolutionary War

Students will be engaged in an inquiry project in which they will identify and research influential people, important causes and primary documents of the Revolutionary War.... [more]

Civil War

There were differences between northern and southern states.

  • The economy in the northern part of the United States was industrialized, while in the southern part it was agricultural and relied on slave labor.

  • Northern states wanted the new states created out of the western... [more]

World War II Through Primary Sources

To help students see World War II through the primary sources that are available. To help them understand the differences and impact of a “world war” vs. “a small... [more]

An Oral History of World War II

How did citizens from the United States and other countries respond to the onset, duration and aftermath of World War... [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]

The First North Americans

Students will understand the different North American Indian groups, by region, and the type and impact of their interaction with... [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]

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]

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]