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Getting There- Do You Want To Go To California?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the impact of the California Gold Rush. In this U.S. history lesson, students use several included documents to examine the causes and effects of the Gold Rush. Students are broken up into groups and choose one topic to...
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Bystanders in the Holocaust

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students recognize effects of apathy and indifference, examine behaviors associated with obedience, conformity, and silence, and explore legal responses to issues raised by the Holocaust.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Herblock at 100

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze political cartoons by Herb Block and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Big Cities and Big Problems: Industrialization and Westward Expansion in America

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore life in America from 1877 to the present. In this American history activity, 7th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to examine governmental control of urban development. Links are provided to...
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Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the Harlem Renaissance. For this primary source analysis lesson, students investigate images relating to the Renaissance and try to determine what they represent. Students discuss the attributes of the era.
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Children in the Fields

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research Hispanic child labor in California's agricultural period. They create dioramas reflecting the lives of migrant farm workers and political cartoons as produce crate labels, They illustrate farm scenes and hold a...
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Life Before Electricity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe life before the introduction of electricity, and debate the implications of the introduction of electricity on society.
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Census and Redistricting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students learn why the census makes a difference. In this U.S. Census lesson plan, students learn about the methods and politics of redistricting as they explore their local congressional districts and debate the merits of different...
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Urban Growth in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine urban growth in America. In this urbanization lesson, students watch segments of the Discovery video "Urban Growth in America." Students conduct further research pertaining to the industrial revolution, New York City's...
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Child Labor in the Carolinas

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore child labor and how children were exploited and used in the work place. For this Industrial Revolution lesson, 5th graders research child labor by reading, looking at photographs and drawing conclusions then sharing...
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The Adventure Begins: "Boys I Believe I have Found a Gold Mine"

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explore the California Gold Rush.  In this U.S. history Gold Rush lesson, students view and analyze a number of authentic documents that originated during the California Gold Rush.  Young scholars identify images that...
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World War I

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the condition of the world from 1880 until the start of World War I. After watching a PowerPoint presentation, they discuss the causes and effects of the war and complete a study guide with a partner. To end the...
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Landmarks Of Civilization

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research famous landmarks of the world. In this landmarks lesson, students determine why cultures build special structures and then find out more about specific world landmarks. Middle schoolers respond to the provided...
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The U.S. Trade Embargo on Cuba

For Teachers All
Students examine perspectives for and against the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, develop a position on the embargo and articulate viewpoints in a public forum.
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Canada and its Trading Partners

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners identify the relationship between Canada and its trading partners. They use two data sources, Canadian Statistics and E-STAT, on the Statistics Canada website to explore the growing importance of trade in general.
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The Road to California - A Journey to Freedom

For Teachers K - 5th
Students complete a Web quest about Biddy Mason's journey Westward to California as a slave and her ultimate rise to one of the wealthiest and generous woman of the Westward Movement. They present an exhibit of their research.

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