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Coretta Scott King - The National Woman's Hall of Fame

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The National Women's Hall of Fame page about Coretta Scott King shares her story as a leader in the fight for civil rights, peace, and equality. It talks about how ...more
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The National Women's Hall of Fame page about Coretta Scott King shares her story as a leader in the fight for civil rights, peace, and equality. It talks about how she worked to keep her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s, dream alive and her efforts in important causes like fighting against apartheid and supporting LGBTQ+ rights.

tag(s): black history (125), civil rights (195), women (137), womenchangemaker (28)

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Have students use this site for a research project. Ask them to create a presentation using Google Slides, reviewed hereor Microsoft Power Point Online, reviewed here. Use this site to talk about what qualities make a good leader. Use Wordsift, reviewed here to create a word cloud with the qualities that the students chose. After reading about Coretta Scott King on the site, have students choose a current social issue that they feel connects to King's activism and have them write a reflective essay discussing what impact Coretta Scott King's legacy has had on modern social issues. Ask them to use gotFeedback, reviewed hereto submit their final copy and to share the results with you.

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Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote - The History Channel

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The History.com page "Women Who Fought for the Vote" tells the story of how women in the U.S. fought to be allowed to vote. It talks about important women and ...more
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The History.com page "Women Who Fought for the Vote" tells the story of how women in the U.S. fought to be allowed to vote. It talks about important women and significant moments in the women's voting rights movement, illustrating this through articles, pictures, and videos. This website is a great place to learn how women won the right to vote with the 19th Amendment.

tag(s): elections (80), women (137), womenchangemaker (28), womens suffrage (44)

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Use the videos on this site to introduce a unit on the suffrage movement. Use this site as part of a larger unit of study on voting rights. Host a "living museum" in the classroom where students, in character, share their figures' stories with visitors. Introduce students to the key symbols and slogans of the women's suffrage movement. Then, have them create their own suffrage posters using art supplies or Canva Edu, reviewed here, incorporating symbols, slogans, and images they learned about. Using the posters, have a voting rights march around the school.

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Women in the Civil Rights Movement - Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress site on the women of the Civil Rights Movement shares stories and information about how these women helped fight for equal rights in America. You can ...more
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The Library of Congress site on the women of the Civil Rights Movement shares stories and information about how these women helped fight for equal rights in America. You can read articles and see interviews of the many women who helped make significant changes. This website helps us learn more about the different ways women contributed to making history during the civil rights era.

tag(s): black history (125), civil rights (195), women (137), womenchangemaker (28)

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Have students work in six groups and assign each group one of the featured speakers from the site. Using the website, have them create a presentation using Google Slides, reviewed here. Then jigsaw the students and let them teach each other about what they learned. If you need a refresher for the cooperative learning technique Jigsaw, it's reviewed here. Have students watch the interviews on the website and have them make a comparison on what commonalities they heard. Have them create WordClouds, reviewed here to see what the speakers have in common.

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Mary Ann Shadd Cary - National Park Service

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The National Park Service (NPS) website features a dedicated page on Mary Ann Shadd Cary, an African American activist, educator, and journalist. This page provides a concise overview...more
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The National Park Service (NPS) website features a dedicated page on Mary Ann Shadd Cary, an African American activist, educator, and journalist. This page provides a concise overview of her life, highlighting her role as the first female African American newspaper editor in North America and her activism for abolition and women's suffrage. It highlights key moments in her life, including her work establishing schools for African Americans and her legal career after being one of the first women to attend Howard University Law School. There is a link at the bottom to an article about her house. It contains a complete lesson plan.

tag(s): black history (125), slavery (76), underground railroad (12), womenchangemaker (28)

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Have students gather facts about Mary Ann Shadd Cary from the NPS page to understand her significance in history and using a simulated social media platform like Fakebook, reviewed here have students create hashtags and digital posts that could have supported Cary's advocacy work, focusing on her key messages. Utilizing the essential question: Were free African Americans living in the US before the Civil War truly "free"? Use the lesson plan at the bottom of the page to have students learn about her home in Washington, DC. Using a drawing program like Google Drawings, reviewed here have students draw their own historical house and add one fact that they learned.

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Ida B. Wells and the Activism of Investigative Journalism - Library of Congress

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The "Headlines and Heroes" blog by the Library of Congress spotlights Ida B. Wells, a key figure in early investigative journalism who fought against lynching in the late 1800s and...more
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The "Headlines and Heroes" blog by the Library of Congress spotlights Ida B. Wells, a key figure in early investigative journalism who fought against lynching in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It talks about how Wells used her research and writing to reveal the truth about lynching to the world. The post shows her important role in the fight for civil rights and how her work helped shape journalism. It uses old documents and stories to make Wells' achievements and the challenges she faced clear to readers. Clicking on the images and links will open historical documents.

tag(s): black history (125), civil rights (195), journalism (72), womenchangemaker (28)

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Using a podcasting tool like Podcast Generator, reviewed here have students produce a podcast episode that discusses Wells' life. Have students pretend to interview Wells for the podcast. Create stories using Book Creator, reviewed here that highlights Wells' major achievements, the challenges she overcame, and her impact on civil rights and journalism. Share those those stories with another classroom or post them on your class webpage. Create a timeline of important events from Wells' life. Choose a timeline creation tool located here.
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Belva Lockwood: Suffragist, Lawyer, and Presidential Candidate - Library of Congress

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The "Headlines and Heroes" blog from the Library of Congress shines a spotlight on Belva Lockwood, an extraordinary woman who broke barriers as a suffragist, lawyer, and the first woman...more
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The "Headlines and Heroes" blog from the Library of Congress shines a spotlight on Belva Lockwood, an extraordinary woman who broke barriers as a suffragist, lawyer, and the first woman to officially run for President of the United States. Through this blog, you can explore Lockwood's remarkable journey, highlighting her fight for women's rights and her candidacy in the 1884 and 1888 presidential elections. The blog not only dives into Lockwood's achievements and challenges but also showcases a collection of historical documents, photographs, and newspaper clippings that bring her story to life. Clicking on the images and links will open historical documents.

tag(s): primary sources (117), womenchangemaker (28), womens suffrage (44)

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Using a platform like Padlet, reviewed here have students create a virtual museum exhibit that showcases artifacts, photographs, and documents related to Lockwood's life, including her campaigns for women's suffrage and her presidential runs. With a tool like Snappa, reviewed here have students design infographics that highlight Lockwood's major accomplishments, the challenges she faced, and her contributions to women's rights. These infographics can be shared on social media or displayed around the school to educate others about Lockwood's contributions to women's history. Use the newspaper primary resources to introduce students to Lockwood. Have students download the newspaper PDFs and annotate the article, highlighting items they find interesting. Use the tools found at SmallPDF, reviewed here for the annotating.
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Shirley Chisholm - National Women's History Museum

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This site helps people learn about Shirley Chisholm's significant role in American politics and how she broke new ground for women and people of color in government. The site from ...more
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This site helps people learn about Shirley Chisholm's significant role in American politics and how she broke new ground for women and people of color in government. The site from the National Women's History Museum tells the story of an important woman in politics. It talks about her life from the beginning, how she became the first African American woman in the U.S. Congress, and her presidential run in 1972. The page shows how she worked hard for education and jobs for minorities.

tag(s): black history (125), pioneers (9), politics (113), women (137), womenchangemaker (28)

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Using a tool like Adobe Express Video, reviewed here, have students create short digital biographies of Shirley Chisholm, incorporating images, text, and voice narration to share her story. Have students use the website to gather facts about Shirley Chisholm's campaigns and her efforts to bring about social change. Then, using a tool like Canva Education Templates, reviewed here have them choose an issue and create their political poster. To extend learning, have students research current politicians who embody Chisholm's legacy and prepare presentations on how these figures continue to fight for equality and justice.

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The First Women to Design and Build Aeroplanes:Lillian E. Bland and E. Lillian Todd - Gillian Saunders-Smits

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This article shares information about two female changemakers from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean who designed aircraft in the early 1900s. The article includes a short biography...more
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This article shares information about two female changemakers from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean who designed aircraft in the early 1900s. The article includes a short biography of each woman, including their inspiration for designing aircraft. Additional information contains excerpts from descriptions of their planes, images of model designs, and a photograph of Ms. Todd with her airplane.

tag(s): aviation (38), engineering (120), STEM (266), women (137), womenchangemaker (28)

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Include this article with your other resources when teaching about women changemakers, life in the early 1900s, or technological changes. As an additional resource, add the picture book about the life of E. Lillian Todd, Wood, Wire, and Wings by Kirsten W. Larsen, to your class library or watch the YouTube video discussion of the book here. Organize and share resources with students using Symbaloo, reviewed here or Padlet, reviewed here. Use MyLens, reviewed here to create a timeline of women's contributions to airline design. MyLens uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate timelines based on your prompt; start with a prompt such as "women airplane designers" to produce a timeline featuring other trailblazing women in airplane design. Extend learning by asking students to design and share a presentation about women changemakers by creating videos using Adobe Express Video Maker, reviewed here or with Google My Maps, reviewed here to tell the story of women changemakers worldwide.

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Fly Girls - American Experience PBS

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Learn about America's World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), who changed how we view women in the military. This site includes links to primary source documents, including...more
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Learn about America's World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), who changed how we view women in the military. This site includes links to primary source documents, including a WASP songbook, letters and articles from the women pilots, official duty records, and more. Additional information shares the story of these women through images, short videos, and biographical information.

tag(s): aviation (38), primary sources (117), women (137), womenchangemaker (28), world war 2 (150)

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Include the information on this site with your resources for you and your students to use when studying about World War II or women changemakers. Consider using Milanote, reviewed here to collaborate and share ideas using visual note boards. Add images, notes, and web links when brainstorming ideas and gathering information. Extend learning by asking students to create blogs using edublogs, reviewed here that shares what it was like to live the life of a Fly Girl based upon information gathered from this site and others. Blogs might include short journal entries, images, letters to loved ones at home, and video diaries.

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The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth - National Museum of African American History & Culture

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This site is dedicated to the historical legacy of Juneteenth and offers an in-depth exploration of this significant date in American history. It provides a comprehensive overview of...more
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This site is dedicated to the historical legacy of Juneteenth and offers an in-depth exploration of this significant date in American history. It provides a comprehensive overview of Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery in the United States, and delves into its historical context and significance. The site features a rich collection of articles, photographs, and educational resources that shed light on the events leading up to June 19, 1865, and this day's ongoing impact and celebration. Additionally, it includes personal narratives and historical documents that offer insights into the African American experience and the struggle for freedom and equality. This resource serves as an educational tool for understanding the importance of Juneteenth in American history and its relevance today.

tag(s): african american (111), black history (125), civil war (134), holidays (163), Juneteenth (22), slavery (76)

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Have students express their understanding of Juneteenth through creative art by exploring the different themes of Juneteenth. After students explore the toolkit, they can create artwork or digital posters representing what Juneteenth means to them, using multimedia software like Canva, reviewed here. They can use the shareable graphics as inspiration. Facilitate a class discussion or debate on the impact of Juneteenth today, using resources from the toolkit to start the conversation. Students can use digital platforms like Flip, reviewed here, to share their thoughts and responses. To enhance your study on black history, have your students research the history of Juneteenth and its significance. They can then create a digital timeline using a tool like Padlet, reviewed here showing key events that led up to Juneteenth and what happened afterward.
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America's Second Independence Day - Juneteenth - TeachersFirst

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America's Second Independence Day - Juneteenth is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here that shares...more
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America's Second Independence Day - Juneteenth is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here that shares book ideas and resources for teaching about Juneteenth. This resource includes background knowledge information, activities, book suggestions, and ideas for extending learning. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): black history (125), book lists (162), civil rights (195), emancipation proclamation (11), Juneteenth (22), slavery (76), texas (7)

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Use the suggested activities and book lists to find resources for teaching about Juneteenth in your classroom. Include these lessons as part of Black History Month and when teaching about United States history and civil rights. Engage students in learning about Juneteenth by asking them to create interactive presentations using Genially, reviewed here. Search for Juneteenth on Genially to find a template to use when presenting Juneteenth to students or for students to use to share their knowledge on this topic. Extend learning using Figjam, reviewed here, an online interactive whiteboard, to share additional resources, add polls, diagrams, sketches, and more using Figjam.
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U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Academic Resources Toolkit - U.S. Army

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This academic toolkit contains curated lesson plans, student resources, and research links related to the U.S. Army. Lesson plans are available for history, math, science, language,...more
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This academic toolkit contains curated lesson plans, student resources, and research links related to the U.S. Army. Lesson plans are available for history, math, science, language, and art relating to the history of different eras of the Army. Browse the educator resources by era, subject, and field trips. The student section includes project starter ideas organized by era, beginning with the Revolutionary War and continuing through the War on Terror in the 21st century. Research resources include books, primary source documents, and training publications.

tag(s): 1700s (36), 1800s (73), 1900s (73), 20th century (59), american revolution (82), civil rights (195), civil war (134), cold war (30), national anthem (3), vietnam (35), war of 1812 (14), world war 1 (72), world war 2 (150)

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Include this site to find engaging supplemental materials for you and your students to use when studying American history. Consider curating, organizing, and sharing resources using Wakelet, reviewed here. Use Wakelet collections. Extend learning by asking groups of students to research the role of different military branches during the historical eras studied, then have groups compare and contrast these roles and their impact on the event. Ask students to use one of the Venn Diagram templates on Canva's Venn Diagram Creator, reviewed here to share their observations.
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Naval History and Heritage Command - U.S. Navy

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Naval History and Heritage Command contains various information about the U.S. Navy, including information about the history of the Navy, links to Navy-related blogs and articles, archival...more
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Naval History and Heritage Command contains various information about the U.S. Navy, including information about the history of the Navy, links to Navy-related blogs and articles, archival records, and much more. Use the dropdown links at the top of the page to access content with labels, including research, collections, and museum links. Browse topics such as notable ships, people, and exploration and innovation. Use the site's search bar to find information on any navy-related topics.

tag(s): korea (19), navy (8), vietnam (35), world war 1 (72), world war 2 (150)

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Include this site for you and your students to use when researching historical events that involve the U.S. Navy. For example, search for World War 2 to find links sharing information about aircraft, training, notable personnel, and the flag. Consider using ActivelyLearn, reviewed here to enhance learning by sharing articles with students on ActivelyLearn. ActivelyLearn allows students to read articles, take notes, and take assessments on the website. Extend learning by asking students to share their research by creating websites using Carrd, reviewed here or another free website creation tool.

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Drawn to Art: Tales of Inspiring Women Artists - Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Drawn to Art shares comics created by student illustrators from the Ringling College of Art and Design that tell the story of female artists. Although made with middle school students...more
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Drawn to Art shares comics created by student illustrators from the Ringling College of Art and Design that tell the story of female artists. Although made with middle school students in mind, the comics and stories will inspire readers of all ages. Female artists featured in the comics represent a diverse collection of backgrounds, ethnicities, and artistic styles.

tag(s): art history (86), artists (78), comics and cartoons (54), women (137)

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Share this site with students as you research different types of art, inspiring women, or diverse cultures. Ask students to select one of the featured artists to explore further. Many of the comics portray events from specific periods of history, such as World War II and the Civil War. Include them with your lessons about these events to provide a human and artistic perspective of the period. Challenge students to create a comic featuring their favorite artist inspired by this collection. Use artificial intelligence (AI) image generators such as Bing, reviewed here to create the comics by providing instructions to include the artist and background in the artist's style..

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The Gilder Lehrman Collection - The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

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The Gilder Lehrman Collection, hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, is a remarkable online archive offering access to a vast array of primary sources in American...more
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The Gilder Lehrman Collection, hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, is a remarkable online archive offering access to a vast array of primary sources in American history. Its collection encompasses more than 70,000 items, ranging from artifacts to documents, covering important moments and figures in American history from the 16th century to the present. This resource is an invaluable tool for educators and students, providing a deep dive into the events, figures, and themes that have shaped the United States. Accounts are needed to use some aspects of the site. Please check your district's policies before having students create accounts.

tag(s): 1900s (73), 20th century (59), bill of rights (28), civil rights (195), civil war (134), cold war (30), constitution (88), elections (80), electoral college (22), Juneteenth (22), maps (207), native americans (91), presidents (121), primary sources (117), railroads (14), slavery (76), supreme court (27), war of 1812 (14), women (137), world war 1 (72), world war 2 (150)

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Teachers use the provided discussion questions to enhance your unit of study. Use the questions to activate knowledge or to assess students. Students can search the site for primary sources that can be downloaded and used in reports or presentations. Display maps on whiteboards to show students important places in history. Have students view the online exhibitions centered around historical figures and events. English teachers can use the primary source documents to discuss writing structures and illustrate how written English has changed over the years.

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Reading Treks: A Walk in Harlem (Ana & Andrew) - TeachersFirst

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K to 3
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Let TeachersFirst Reading Treks be your guide to a virtual field trip based upon the novel A Walk in Harlem (Ana & Andrew). In this story Papa surprises Ana & ...more
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Let TeachersFirst Reading Treks be your guide to a virtual field trip based upon the novel A Walk in Harlem (Ana & Andrew). In this story Papa surprises Ana & Andrew with a visit to New York City's Harlem, where they see where famous African-American artists lived during the Harlem Renaissance. Use our robust Instructional Guide and the accompanying Google Map with students in grades K-3. Content correlates to Common Core Standards, ISTE Student Standards, National Core Arts Standards for Visual Arts, and National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Find the entire selection of Reading Treks, here.

tag(s): black history (125), cross cultural understanding (156), harlem (8), new york (22), reading strategies (99), renaissance (32), virtual field trips (79)

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Investigate many suggested classroom uses for this resource in the Instructional Guide (PDF). With younger students, use Flip, reviewed here as a video response platform for students to share what they learned and what surprised them about the Harlem Renaissance and the artist's described in the book.
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Using Photographs and Cartoons to Teach About Eleanor Roosevelt - Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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These lesson plans provide directions and instructional materials for students to learn about Eleanor Roosevelt using photographs and cartoons. Lessons should take two forty-five-minute...more
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These lesson plans provide directions and instructional materials for students to learn about Eleanor Roosevelt using photographs and cartoons. Lessons should take two forty-five-minute class periods. All resources are included; however, some links to the National Archives don't work. Visit the National Archives: Educator Resources, reviewed here to search and find the document analysis worksheets shared in the lesson. Sample rubrics for the thematic essay are provided as an assessment for the lesson.

tag(s): 1900s (73), comics and cartoons (54), primary sources (117), roosevelt (12), women (137), womens suffrage (44)

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Include this lesson plan as a resource to engage and introduce students to the role of Eleanor Roosevelt in her husband's administration and public reaction to her activities. Find additional primary source documents to use in your lessons at Eleanor Roosevelt: An American Visionary provided by the National Park Service, reviewed here and Children of the Great Depression, reviewed here that includes letters written to Mrs. Roosevelt by children. Find additional resources for teaching with cartoons at Thomas Nast's Political Cartoons, reviewed here and by watching the archive of OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire: Comics in the Classroom, reviewed here. As an alternative assessment to a written essay, ask students to design a political cartoon using the comic strip templates provided by Canva, reviewed here.
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Patsy Mink - My Hero

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This short biography of Patsy Mink highlights her accomplishments and lifelong advocacy for women's equity. This article includes information about her family history, ways she fought...more
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This short biography of Patsy Mink highlights her accomplishments and lifelong advocacy for women's equity. This article includes information about her family history, ways she fought racial discrimination, successful elections, and how she introduced and co-authored the legislation known as Title IX, The Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act. Also included is a YouTube video featuring Patsy Mink. If your district blocks YouTube, then the video may not be viewable.

tag(s): biographies (94), heroes (22), politics (113), women (137)

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Include this biography of Patsy Mink in lessons on heroes, women in history, famous politicians, the 1900s, or influential Hawaiians. Use a curation tool such as Symbaloo, reviewed here or 3x3 links, reviewed here to share articles, videos, and activities easily with students. Use Timelinely, reviewed here to engage students and extend learning by adding information to the YouTube video included on this site. For example, use the 20th Century America (1945-2000) TeachersFirst Special Topics Page, reviewed here to find additional historical context to learn about women's political roles during the 1970s, then include a link to those resources on the video using Timelinely. As an alternative to a book report or written research project, provide students with different opportunities for sharing what they know at the end of your unit using Choice Boards. Activities to include might be creating interactive timelines with Canva Timeline Infographic Templates, reviewed here, a web site created with Google Sites, reviewed here, or an explainer video made with Animaker, reviewed here. Learn more about incorporating choice boards into any classroom by watching the archive of OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire: Choice Boards for Differentiation (Part 1), reviewed here.

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Virginia Geographic Alliance - Radford University

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The Virginia Geographic Alliance provides teaching resources for all educators focusing on Virginia history and geography. Visit the teaching resources dropdown link to choose from...more
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The Virginia Geographic Alliance provides teaching resources for all educators focusing on Virginia history and geography. Visit the teaching resources dropdown link to choose from many different categories of information, including Virginia Studies, African-Americans in the Atlantic world of the 1700s, and world geography. The site includes many lesson plans, resource documents, and links to outside resources. Lesson plans are shared as downloadable Microsoft Word documents.

tag(s): maps (207), virginia (14)

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Visit the Virginia Geographic Alliance to find teaching materials that provide information specific to Virginia and the Atlantic coast to include when teaching geography, states, and American history lessons. Curate and organize your teaching resources into collections using Wakelet, reviewed here. As you gather resources and include them in your lessons, consider ways to incorporate technology to enhance instruction. For example, engage students in lessons by creating quizzes using Quizziz, reviewed here. Create a quiz as an introductory activity for use as a preassessment before introducing a new unit on American states. Enhance learning using Pear Deck, reviewed here to create interactive and engaging content. As a final assessment, provide choices for students to demonstrate understanding using technology tools such as Site 123, reviewed here, to create an informational website or Animaker, reviewed here to design an animated video.

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New American History - University of Richmond

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New American History offers free digital media resources for teaching American History for middle and high school teachers, along with a few resources for upper elementary-level educators....more
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New American History offers free digital media resources for teaching American History for middle and high school teachers, along with a few resources for upper elementary-level educators. The included content focuses on connecting America's past to the present; find much of this content under the tabs at the top of the site to journalism, audio, video, and maps resources. Use the link on the home page to find the search tool to find resources. The filters include options to search by term, learning topic, reading level, grade level, standards, and learning strategies. Lesson plans include all information and resources for teachers, and most have a link to a student version.

tag(s): american revolution (82), black history (125), branches of government (62), civil rights (195), civil war (134), colonial america (95), colonization (20), constitution (88), elections (80), emancipation proclamation (11), environment (238), great depression (28), immigrants (33), immigration (63), inequalities (23), native americans (91), primary sources (117), racism (76), segregation (18), underground railroad (12), womens suffrage (44), world war 1 (72), world war 2 (150)

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This site is an excellent resource for American History teachers; be sure to add it to your collection of teaching resources. Each lesson provided by New American History includes several ideas for using digital tools within the teaching tips; take advantage of these ideas to engage students in learning and differentiate instruction for learning styles and abilities. Google Jamboard, reviewed here is often suggested for use as a teaching tool; however, Jamboard will be shut down at the end of 2024. Use Figjam, reviewed here as an alternative. Figjam allows members to migrate Jamboards into projects in just a few steps. As students complete activities such as KWL charts, use the graphic organizer templates found at Canva Edu, reviewed here to share students' ideas. Extend learning by asking students to use Canva tools to show what they know by creating infographics, presentations, flyers, and other multimedia projects.

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