Updating search results...

Search Resources

1379 Results

View
Selected filters:
  • U.S. History
100,000,000 Guinea Pigs : The Dangers of Consumption
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars

In 1927, responding to the seemingly overpowering claims of advertisers and mass marketers, engineer Frederick Schlink and economist Stuart Chase published Your Money's Worth, which argued for an "extension of the principle of buying goods according to impartial scientific tests rather than according to the fanfare and triumphs of higher salesmanship." Your Money's Worth became an instant best-seller, and the authors organized Consumers' Research, a testing bureau that provided information and published product tests in a new magazine, Consumers' Research Bulletin. The 1929 stock market crash heightened suspicion of consumer capitalism, and the magazine had 42,000 subscribers by 1932. In 1933, Schlink and Arthur Kallet (executive secretary of Consumers' Research) published 100,000,000 Guinea Pigs: Dangers in Everyday Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics. The book struck a responsive chord in depression-era America--it went through thirteen printings in its first six months and became one of the best-selling books of the decade. The book's first chapter ("The Great American Guinea Pig"), gave a flavor of their vigorous arguments.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
"1500 Doomed":  People's Press  Reports on the Gauley Bridge Disaster
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars

The deadly lung disease silicosis is caused when miners, sandblasters, and foundry and tunnel workers inhale fine particles of silica dust--a mineral found in sand, quartz, and granite. In 1935, approximately 1,500 workers--largely African Americans who had come north to find work--were killed by exposure to silica dust while building a tunnel in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. Ordinarily, silicosis takes a several years to develop, but these West Virginia tunnel workers were falling ill in a matter of months because of exposure to unusually high concentrations of silica dust. The crisis over silicosis suddenly became a national issue, as seen in this article in the radical newspaper Peoples' Press . In 1936 congressional hearings on the Gauley Bridge disaster, it was revealed that company officials and engineers wore masks to protect themselves when they visited the tunnel, but they failed to provide masks for the tunnelers themselves, even when the workers requested them.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii
Unrestricted Use
Public Domain
Rating
0.0 stars

This site recounts the struggle for control of Hawaii between native Hawaiians and American business interests in the late 1800s. This 1897 petition and a lobbying effort by native Hawaiians convinced the U.S. Congress not to annex the islands. But months later the U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana and the Spanish-American War began. The U.S. needed a mid-Pacific fueling station and naval base.

Primary source images, standards correlation, and teaching activities are included in this resource.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Date Added:
08/24/2007
18b. Hamilton's Financial Plan
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

Presidents Washington ($1), Lincoln ($5), Jackson ($20), and Grant ($50) all appear on currency. But what about this guy Alexander Hamilton on the ten-spot? How did he get there? A sawbuck says you'll know the answer after reading this piece.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
01/31/2018
46f. A Consumer Economy
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars

The 1920s was a decade of increasing conveniences for the middle class. New products made household chores easier and led to more leisure time. Products previously too expensive became affordable. New forms of financing allowed every family to spend beyond their current means. Advertising capitalized on people's hopes and fears to sell more and more goods.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
01/31/2018
5th Grade Audio/Visual Resources for Teaching African American History
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This resource is a list of audio books, videos and lesson plans that support students’ development of an accurate, integrative, and comprehensive knowledge of our nation’s history with a focus on the critical role African Americans played and continue to play in our country’s development. 

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Jamie Murray-Branch
Date Added:
02/07/2022
5th Grade Suggested Books for Teaching African American History
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This resource features suggested books for 5th grade that support students’ development of an accurate, integrative, and comprehensive knowledge of our nation’s history with a focus on the critical role African Americans played and continue to play in our country’s development. 

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Jamie Murray-Branch
Date Added:
02/07/2022
5th Grade - Transformative Learning Strategies for African American History
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

This resource features transformative learning strategies for 5th grade that support students’ development of an accurate, integrative, and comprehensive knowledge of our nation’s history with a focus on the critical role African Americans played and continue to play in our country’s development. 

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Jamie Murray-Branch
Date Added:
02/07/2022
"80 Rounds in Our Pants Pockets": Orville Quick Remembers Pearl Harbor
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, stunned virtually everyone in the U.S. military: Japan's carrier-launched bombers found Pearl Harbor totally unprepared. In this 1991 interview, conducted by John Terreo for the Montana Historical Society, serviceman Orville Quick, who was assigned to build airfields and was very near Pearl Harbor on December 6, 1941, remembers the attack. He also provided a vivid, and humorous, account of the chaos from a soldier's point of view.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
AAJFG - 1.01 - Wisconsin Black History and Contributions
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

According to Wisconsin’s Historical Society,  African Americans have been living and working in Wisconsin since the 18th century. The state's black population continued to grow slowly throughout the 19th century. Job opportunities in the 20th century led to significant African American settlement in Wisconsin, primarily in the southeastern part of the state, especially after World War II. These resources will support Wisconsin teachers in integrating historical accomplishments and experiences of African-American’s into their instruction on Wisconsin’s history.  Source: The Wisconsin Historical Society houses one of the nation's largest research collections on African-American history.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
03/31/2022
Remix
AAJFG - 1.01 - Wisconsin Black History and Contributions - PS 114 edition
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

According to Wisconsin’s Historical Society,  African Americans have been living and working in Wisconsin since the 18th century. The state's black population continued to grow slowly throughout the 19th century. Job opportunities in the 20th century led to significant African American settlement in Wisconsin, primarily in the southeastern part of the state, especially after World War II. These resources will support Wisconsin teachers in integrating historical accomplishments and experiences of African-American’s into their instruction on Wisconsin’s history.  Source: The Wisconsin Historical Society houses one of the nation's largest research collections on African-American history.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Date Added:
04/13/2022
AAJFG - 1.02 - Wisconsin Black History:  Notable Persons
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Educators will find helpful resources to assist them in highlighting and paying tribute to Wisconsin’s African American men and women who have made significant contributions to the state, the nation and the rest of the world in the fields of science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields. 

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
03/31/2022
AAJFG - 1.03 - Wisconsin Black History:  Guest Speaker Roster
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Children benefit from seeing and talking to individuals from different ethnic and racial backgrounds.  This list of volunteer guest speakers supports an individual teacher or school in their efforts to showcase  African-Americans, young and old,  in WI . The guest speakers list have a variety of different backgrounds and represent a multitude of professions.  School personnel should contact the Education Committee guest speaker liaison, Gerald Sternberg, to obtain information on how best to contact the volunteer guest speaker and topics of interest.< geraldsternberg2@gmail.com> 

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
03/31/2022
AAJFG - 1.04 - Sample Curricula/Syllabi, Lesson Plans and Field Trips
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Sample curricula across K-12, syllabi, lesson plans and experiential learning activities can assist educators in augmenting their current curriculum content and student learning experiences.  These resources promote and support the teaching of American history through a lens that includes the significant contributions and experiences of African-Americans. Material is organized by grade level to match the conceptual, social-emotional and development needs of students.  In some cases, downloadable materials are available.  A variety of field trips in support of experiential learning  involving historical sites across the state are listed. Contact information for arranging a visit is provided. 

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reference Material
Syllabus
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
04/10/2022
AAJFG - 1.05 - Visual History and Visual Media Showcasing the Strength, Perseverance and Oppression of African Americans Across Time
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Visual history and visual media can have a profound impact on students’ understanding of our country’s history, events and its people. These resources were carefully selected based on their ability to inform and assist students in understanding historical facts and the intersectionality of race,  culture, economics and more.  The paucity of written resources related to the African-American experience makes the visual medium even more important to integrate into classroom instruction.  A recommended film library with a synopsis of the films is provided in Appendix A.  Teachers can access films on-line through a streaming service.  Specific scenes or an entire movie can be used to underscore key points and/or stimulate analytical activities

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
04/10/2022
AAJFG - 1.06 Books and Suggested Reading Materials
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

The books in this resource list , fiction and non-fiction, are appropriate for students (K-12) and highlight important historical events and experiences of African-Americans in our state and nation. Contributions from the Wisconsin Historical Society’s books featuring African-American protagonists are featured.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
04/10/2022
AAJFG - 1.07 - Africa Before the Slave Trade
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

Africa before the slave trade was a vibrant continent, the cradle of civilization, and the source of many scientific and cultural developments.  Unfortunately, this history is often overlooked when addressing world history. These resources will assist teachers in highlighting the continent of Africa , the history of black civilizations and their contributions to the United States and the Western Hemisphere.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
04/10/2022
AAJFG - 1.08 - Enslavement and The Civil War
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

According to the Library of Congress, “African-Americans were enslaved in what became the United States from early in the 17th century. Even so, by the time of the American Revolution and eventual adoption of the new Constitution in 1787, slavery was actually a dying institution. As part of the compromises that allowed the Constitution to be written and adopted, the founders agreed to end the importation of slaves into the United States by 1808.” These resources provide teachers with critical information on the lives and experiences of African-Americans prior to and during the Civil War.  An emphasis is placed on  the role of slave labor to support the U.S. economy as well as the moral dilemma of holding people in bondage.  

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
04/10/2022
AAJFG - 1.09 -  African American History Post Civil War and Civil Rights  Movement
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

These resources highlight the ways in which slavery did not end with the Civil War.  Although the term “slave” was no longer used, blacks were subjugated to sharecropping roles, limited educational opportunities and unfair judicial practices.  Teachers can address behavioral science, economic  geographic and social science education standards through the integration of this important period of American history.  The relationship between the restrictions placed on the African-American population that  persisted well into the 20th century and the current economic, health, social  and judicial challenges that continue to impact Black Americans today is made clear.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
04/10/2022
AAJFG - 1.10 - Transformative, Engaging and Introspective Learning Tools
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-SA
Rating
0.0 stars

These resources support classroom learning experiences that raise consciousness about the role of race in our society and implicit biases that may exist. The aim of heightened awareness is to help students identify ways in which our history can inform today’s society and how to use that knowledge to support continued growth for our country’s future.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reference Material
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Merle Sternberg
Jamie Murray-Branch
Gerald Sternberg
Gloria Hawkins
Date Added:
04/10/2022