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The Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate the concept of foot soldiers with oral history. They are provided with primary and secondary resources. Students differentiate the terms of oral history versus the written record of history. They have class...
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Learning From El Salvador's Past

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze El Salvador's history and the conditions that contributed to its civil war. identify the factors that led to the churchwomen's murder. Make determinations about the future of El Salvador's political and social climate...
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Famous Women in the Military

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify and research various women and their roles in military history. They describe how modern political positions are affected by differences in ideologies and viewpoints that have developed over time. Finally, students...
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Crossroads: Chicano Identity and Border Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and explore complex ways that the theme of "frontiers" or socio-political borders affect Chicano identity in the US and examine notions of "resistance" and "affirmation" as a fundamental ideology in Chicano life,...
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Classroom Museum

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify the items found in their teacher's purse. As a class, they discuss what they could tell about a society if these items were found. They view examples of artifacts of past civilizations and determine how the...
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History Hunters Cemetery Tour

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders visit a local cemetery, identify symbols on tombstones and research the lives of people in their community library. They review etiquette of cemetery visits and distinguish between ordinary and well known personalities of...
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Speaking Out For Women's Rights

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students write a children's story in which the characters are encouraged to speak out for the equality of women. They create a character and plot outline that includes details and supporting statements for women's rights. A brief 2-3...
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People of African Descent: A Unit Wall Drawing

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students create a piece of art that reflects their unique personal heritage. In this cultural appreciation lesson, students create a two dimensional work of art the reflects upon their unique cultural heritage.
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"Heritage" - "Hey, That's the Name of Our School!"

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders gain a better understanding of the canal period in U.S. History, and more specifically, discern the importance of the Illinois and Michigan Canal on the development of Illinois as a state and Chicago as a prominent city.
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Public Policy Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read an article about a pressing public policy issue. Using the text, they identify the themes, facts and ideas presented and develop an argument supporting or disagreeing with the position of the author. In groups, they...
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Family Life

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the lives of families in two different centuries. They compare the 1600's to the 1800's. Students write an essay about the differences and how they developed in history. Special attention is paid to the external...
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the influence of Abraham Lincoln on events of the 1800's and crate a group life-size poster.
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Social Studies: Families Today and Yesterday

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine past and contemporary family life. Using Venn diagrams, they compare and contrast the two and write short statements about them. Among the areas for consideration are clothing, food, transportation, and traditions.
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Social Studies: The Black West

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students assess the influence of African Americans in the western United States from the sixteenth century to the present. They examine the Black-Spanish heritage, slavery and freedom on the frontier, along with African American...
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Changing Roles of Children

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how the lives of children have changed over time. Using the internet, they examine photographs to compare and contrast the roles of children in the past and present. They write a paper showing the similarities and...
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Remember the Ladies: The First Ladies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students name at least five First Ladies and describe something significant each did and state five traditional duties of First Ladies. They discuss some untraditional things First Ladies have done.
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The Great Chicago Fire: The O'Leary Hearing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students dramatized the O'Leary hearing regarding the Chicago fire using the transcript from the original hearings as a script.
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MOSAICS

For Teachers All
Visual arts lesson emphasizing pattern and design in individual student mosaics made with paper and reviewing line, shape, space, and color. The individual mosaics will be used to create a border for a group mosaic in another lesson.
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Lesson 25: The Great Chicago Fire Must Become a Movie

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write a persuasive letter asking James Cameron to choose their disaster for his next movie.

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