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Who Fought for the Confederacy?
In this activity students compare and contrast a political cartoon and a letter to the editor from 1862 that describe ordinary soldiers who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction (1861-1877)
The Iron Horse vs. the Buffalo: Indian-Settler Conflict on the Great Plains
In this activity, students read a series of primary source documents, including the 1872 print "American Progress," that depict the social, political and cultural conflicts between settlers and Native Americans during the 19th century. Then, working [...]
Tags: Group Work, Interdisciplinary, Lessons in Looking, Making Connections, Native Americans, railroads
Historical Era: Industrialization and Expansion (1877-1913)
Propaganda and World War II
In this activity, students compare World War II propaganda posters from the United States, Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union. Then students choose one of several creative or analytical writing assignments to demonstrate what they've [...]
Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)