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ARIS Basics Video Course
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In this ~1 hour online video course, you will learn to use the ARIS authoring tool to create a GPS based game (like pokemon go!) about a a historical event.

The purpose of the course is to provide a primer on using the ARIS tool and to introduce a form of media we call a "situated documentary," where a documentary plays out in the locations in which the events occurred.

Subject:
Computer Science
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Andrew Posselt
David Gagnon
Field Day Lab
Date Added:
05/16/2018
Abraham Lincoln: Man versus Legend
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In this lesson, students interrogate their own assumptions about Abraham Lincoln in order to arrive at a deeper understanding of who Lincoln was. They investigate primary source documents in order to analyze the elements of Lincoln's life that have become legend and those that have been forgotten by history.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
PBS Learning Media
Date Added:
07/31/2022
America's Black Holocaust Museum
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America's Black Holocaust Museum's website is a virtual museum where one can:
Discover seldom-told stories in our Online History Galleries.
Plan your in-person visit to our On-Site museum's galleries.
Find out what the only publicly-known survivor of a US lynching did with the rest of his long life.
Learn about present and past challenges facing the African American community in our Breaking News blog.

ABHM is a one-of-a-kind historical and memorial museum about the Black Holocaust in America.

Subject:
Social Studies
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Other
Author:
America's Black Holocaust Museum
Date Added:
06/28/2022
Columbus Day vs Leif Erikson Day: Who 'Discovered' America?
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A 2018 TIme Magazine Article that explores the evidence for early European Exploration throughout North America.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Archaeology
Sociology and Anthropology
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Olivia B
Time Magazine
Date Added:
07/31/2022
Comparing and Contrasting Inaugural Addresses
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Four Presidents called Illinois home – Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama. Each presided over the country at a unique time in U.S. history, and this can be seen in the messages they communicated to the nation in their inaugural addresses. All four were reelected to a second term in office. Analysis of each president’s 1st and 2nd inaugural addresses provides an opportunity to compare and contrast the priorities, goals and intentions he outlined, as well as how the nation may have been changing at that time.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Abraham Lincoln Presidental Library and Museum
Date Added:
07/31/2022
Confronting Genocide: Never Again? - Choices Program
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Genocide is one of the tragic repeating features of history. It elicits feelings of horror and revulsion throughout the world. Yet both the international community and the United States have struggled to respond to this recurring problem. Confronting Genocide: Never Again? allows students to wrestle with the reasons why local actors, the international community, and the United States responded as they have to various cases of genocide over the past century. The unit is divided into two parts. Each part includes:

Student readings
Accompanying study guides, graphic organizers, and key terms
Lessons aligned with the readings that develop analytical skills and can be completed in one or more periods
Videos that feature leading experts

This unit also includes an Options Role Play as the key lesson and additional synthesis lessons that allow students to synthesize new knowledge for assessment. You do not need to use the entire unit; feel free to select what suits your classroom needs.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
The Choices Program Brown University
Date Added:
06/28/2022
Creating Columbus Day
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Using primary sources related to the official proclamation of Columbus Day as a holiday at the national level, this activity asks students to analyze the documents (official proclamation and a newspaper advertisement) to determine why President Harrison chose to declare it as a holiday. Accessing the lesson/document does require setting up free account.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Formative Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Benjamin Harrison
Stanford History Education Group
Date Added:
08/15/2022
Curriculum for Empowerment  (Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park)
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The National Park Service has created a K-12 curriculum that focuses on scaffolded lessons that focus on Martin Luther King’s advocacy, the March on Washington and other leaders of the Civil Rights movement.

Subject:
Character Education
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
The National Park Service
Date Added:
07/31/2022
George Washington Mini-lesson
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This mini-lesson looks at the variety of roles that George Washington played in America's early years. From commanding the Continental Army, to presiding over the Constitutional Convention, to setting the standard for the American presidency, Washington led the way.

Subject:
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Icivics
Date Added:
08/04/2022
HAPPY Analysis- History Document Set Lesson and Assessment Examples
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Template to guide students when analyzing primary and secondary sources. Teachers can use this template to create assessments that can be cycled and assessed multiple times throughout a grading period.

Subject:
Civics and Government
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Jake Boll
Date Added:
09/27/2022
Ireland’s Great Hunger Activity Guide
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This packet provides an explanation of Ireland’s Great Hunger and provides ideas for primary source materials to use to describe the event A variety of discussion questions, writing activities, and other activities are provided that allow students to explore the facts and how different Irish artists used art and other media forms to depict the effects of the famine.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
The Great Hunger Mueseum
Date Added:
08/04/2022
Is It a Crime for a U.S. Citizen to Vote?
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Anthony’s speech helps students understand the Constitution as a living document. She uses a variety of techniques of legal reasoning and interpretation to challenge other, exclusionary uses of the document. She bases an argument for change on an interpretation of a founding document.
Reconstruction is a challenging era for students to understand. Anthony’s speech captures the complexities of the Reconstruction Amendments and how they opened new avenues for disenfranchised groups to assert their rights. It also explores the interrelationship of the women’s suffragists with other movements. Anthony highlights the cultural, social, and political aspects of women’s struggle for equal rights. The speech does not simply assert women’s right to vote, but also more broadly addresses the subordinate position of women within the home and in other areas of public policy.

Subject:
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Gender Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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High School Lesson Plan created for Voices of Democracy by Michael J. Steudeman
Date Added:
08/01/2022
Lesson Plans · George Washington's Mount Vernon
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Collection of Lesson plans related to George Washington’s life, his service to his country, and his legacy. Lesson plans can be searched by grade level and topic.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Gender Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
08/04/2022
Martin Luther King Jr Day
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Enhance your classroom experience on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day with these teacher-tested lessons from the nationally recognized We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution curriculum. These materials will help inform your students about the national struggle for civil rights and equal protection under the law.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Center for Civics Education
Date Added:
07/31/2022
Mildred Fish Harnack: The Story of A Wisconsin Woman’s Resistance
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The story of Mildred Fish Harnack holds many lessons including the power of education and the importance of doing what is right despite great peril. ‘The Story of a Wisconsin Woman’s Resistance’ is one we should regard in developing a sense of purpose; there is strength in the knowledge that one individual can make a difference by standing up and taking action in the face of adversity. This exhibit will explore the life and work of Mildred Fish Harnack and the Red Orchestra.The exhibit will allow you to explore Mildred Fish Harnack from an artistic, historic, and literary standpoint and will provide your students with a different perspective of this time period. The achievements of those who were in the Red Orchestra resistance organization during World War II have been largely unrecognized; this is an opportunity to celebrate their heroic
action. Through Mildred, we are able to examine life within Germany under the Nazi regime and gain a better understanding of why someone would risk her life to stand up to injustice.
This guide, intended for teachers of grades 7 – 12, includes classroom and museum activities and worksheets for use with
Mildred Fish Harnack: The Story of a Wisconsin Women’s Resistance, on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee
from August 7, 2011, through November 28, 2011.

Subject:
Education
Character Education
English Language Arts
Reading Informational Text
Social Studies
Civics and Government
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
07/01/2022
Native Americans in World War II
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Overview / Description: This unit will examine the participation of Native Americans in World War II and their impact on the overall war effort. It will also look at the Native American perspective on the war and their participation. Guiding Questions: Why did Native Americans participate in WWII?What roles did Native Americans play in WWII?  How many Native Americans participated in WWII and what impact did they have on the overall war effort? In what ways did Native American participation in WWII connect to and/or change their cultural identity? What are some of the perspectives related to Native American participation in WWII? Learning goals/objectives:   Analyze primary and secondary sources related to the topic of Native American participation in World War II. Using information gathered, construct an argument about the presence of Native Americans in World War II. 

Subject:
American Indian Studies
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jessica Pingel
Date Added:
05/10/2019