This Collection includes a couple of examples of how immigrants contribute to the economy of the United States. Many are treated un-human like. Some pictures include some people who fought for better rights of immigrant workers.
"Remember Pearl Harbor" was a call to action, that rallied all Americans to step up and support the war in any way they could. This collection explores the symbolism and impact of lapel pins produced during World War II.
In my lesson, I projected my collection through AppleTV on a screen in the front of class. I tried to play on the students' imagination and have them think about whom this character could be. Their objective was to point out specific details in the image and voice them to class. I did not have them begin guessing who the "Mythical Being" was until we got to the 7th slide. The farther we progressed, the students began to put more and more clues together. This was a good anticipatory set to our cartoon activity pertaining to George Washington's 110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior.
Humanity has always struggled with the concept of crime and punishment. In the novel, Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, the human issue of punishment is examined through the viewpoint of Raskolnikov's tortured soul. What crime deserves what punishment has been a debate throughout history and into modern times. Society's view of morality has changed the discussion over time. Use the historical images, art, and discussion prompts to guide your debate and focus your discussion about the role of crime and punishment in a society.
This collection includes a variety of photographs taken by Lisa Law. Students will examine the photographs and a few artifacts and try to draw conclusions about the ways in which the commune or back-to-the-land movement challenged the norms of traditional United States society in the 1960s and 1970s. A link to an exhibit website is include and allows students to check their assumptions, and students are asked to compare elements of the counterculture with that of mainstream 1960s and 1970s culture.
Tags: counterculture, commune, hippie, granola, back to nature, communal living, co-op, cooperative, sixties, seventies, Woodstock, change over time, compare, ashram, silent majority
Focuses on FDR's record on equal rights. His legacy on civil rights has plenty of positive (increased job opportunities for African-Americans) and unfortunately a good deal of negative (Japanese internment) #teachinginquiry
As the classroom rhyme goes, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 and discovered America. But there is more to the story of the explorer we celebrate with a federal holiday on the second Monday of every October. As historians have continued to learn and write more about the real life of Christopher Columbus, controversy has arisen over the validity of honoring the explorer as a hero.
This collection includes primary source images and a PDF text that will help students to understand the conditions enslaved Africans experienced during the Middle Passage.
Collection of Political Cartoons from the late 1800s/early 1900s (Mostly Imperialism)
A collection of images relating to the Philippine-American War and the subsequent American Occupation of the Philippines.
In this collection, students will examine to what extent each of these events caused the Civil War. After reviewing the informaiton, they will be responsible for ranking these events from mostly effected the Civil War (1) to barely effected the Civil War (10).
This collection is an adaptation of a presentation on Industrialization that introduces students to the forces and concepts related to England (and other European countries) transition from pre-industrial to industrial societies.