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Chinua Achebe is one of Africa's most well-known and influential contemporary writers. His first novel, Things Fall Apart, is an early narrative about the European... [Read More]
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Why should teachers care about the history of the Communist Party in the United States? [Read More]
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Students view archival photographs, combine their efforts to comb through a database of more than 2,000 archival newspaper accounts about race relations in the United... [Read More]
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Craig Harline, professor of history at Brigham Young University, received an NEH Public Scholar grant to write about Martin Luther between the years 1517 and... [Read More]
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Search By Standards... [Read More]
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Whether it be called the Civil War, the War between the States, the War of the Rebellion, or the War for Southern Independence, the events... [Read More]
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What conditions provided the impetus for the Sedition Act? Partisan animosity was strong during Adams's presidency. The first two political parties in the U.S. [Read More]
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While the French had kept their end of the bargain by completing the statue itself, the Americans had still not fulfilled their commitment to erect... [Read More]
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Craig Harline, professor of history at Brigham Young University, received an NEH Public Scholar grant to write about Martin Luther between the years 1517 and... [Read More]
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Students examine primary sources in order to compare the intellectual achievements of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. The lesson serves as an introduction to the... [Read More]
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In this lesson, students explore the First Industrial Revolution in early nineteenth-century America. [Read More]
American Revolution: The failure to restore royal authority in the northern colonies, along with the signing of an alliance between the American rebels and the... [Read More]
Interactive map of the campaigns of the American Revolution in the northern colonies. Accompanies curriculum unit: The American War for Independence... [Read More]
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Imagine: students seated in a circle, books in hand, while one intones the famous passage in which Victor Frankenstein meets his creation:... [Read More]
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This lesson plan introduces students to Thomas Edison's life and inventions. It asks students to compare and contrast life around 1900 with their own lives... [Read More]
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Maps help us orient ourselves in a landscape and interpret the world around us. [Read More]
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By closely reading historical documents and attempting to interpret them, students consider how Arthur Miller interpreted the facts of the Salem witch trials and how... [Read More]
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Vietnam veteran Jack Power, interviewed by Maryland high school students for the Vietnam Oral History Project. For EDSITEment lesson plan, Doing Oral History with Vietnam... [Read More]
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Bringing in primary sources, such as oral histories to supplement the textbook is essential, and oral histories are a particularly valuable tool for cultivating historical... [Read More]
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Bringing in primary sources, such as oral histories to supplement the textbook is essential, and oral histories are a particularly valuable tool for cultivating historical... [Read More]
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