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1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii

1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii

This site recounts the struggle for control of Hawaii between native Hawaiians ... (more)

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. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
National Archives and Records Administration
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
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1900 America: Primary Sources and Epic Poetry

1900 America: Primary Sources and Epic Poetry

To better understand the United States at the end of the nineteenth ... (more)

To better understand the United States at the end of the nineteenth century, this interdisciplinary lesson integrates analyzing historical primary resources with literary analysis. Students work in groups and express themselves creatively through a multi-media epic poem. The artistic models for the students' multi-media epic poem are Walt Whitman's Song of Myself (1855) and Hart Crane's The Bridge (1930). These epic poets capture, interpret, and give meaning to their particular times and places. Students look to do the same with the year 1900, relying upon relevant primary resources € sound recordings, images, text € and their own creative and interpretative voices. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Unit of Study
Collection:
LOC Teachers
Provider:
Library of Congress
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3PLUS-U: A Digital Adventure from the International Labour Organization

3PLUS-U: A Digital Adventure from the International Labour Organization

The 3Plus-U site was developed to give you a view of the ... (more)

The 3Plus-U site was developed to give you a view of the common concerns shared by millions of people who work. This digital adventure uses maps, games and stories to explore the issues of child labour, forced labour, discrimination and freedom of association in the workplace. (less)

Subject:
Business
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Games
Readings
Collection:
United Nations
Provider:
UN Cyberschoolbus
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The 442nd Regimental Combat Team

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team

Several special fighting forces from the United States, made up of single ... (more)

Several special fighting forces from the United States, made up of single ethnic groups, made significant contributions during World War II, including the African American Tuskegee Airmen and the Navajo Code Talkers. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was made up solely of Japanese Americans, some of whom were recruited directly from internment camps. (Some Japanese American men who would later become leaders, such as Senator Daniel Inouye, were members of the 442nd.) The images in this group provide a look at the lives and sacrifices of the men of the 442nd, the most highly decorated American unit in WWII. The photographs in this group were all taken for the government-run War Relocation Authority (WRA) and are meant to portray the proud patriotism of the men and their families. One photo shows three women holding their babies, with photographs of their enlisted husbands. Another is a portrait of an older couple who had five sons in the 442nd. Other photographs reflect the training the soldiers of the 442nd received, their life in the battlefield, and their triumphant homecoming. Other documents in this group show a more personal side of the men of the 442nd. One soldier's photo album depicts his personal experiences as a member of the combat team. A 50-page booklet, The Story of the 442nd Combat Team, compiled by members of the team, has this quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt on the dedication page: "Americanism is a matter of the mind and heart; Americanism is not and never was a matter of race and ancestry." On a more poignant note, oil paintings by Japanese American artist Henry Sugimoto reflect the emotions, pain, and suffering these individuals and their families experienced as a result of the war. In Senninbari (Thousand Stiches), a woman holds a scarf of remembrance as a ghostly Nisei soldier looks down from the sky. And in Send Off Husband at Jerome Camp, an internee family stays behind the camp gates as their soldier father/husband goes off to fight for the United States. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Primary Source
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Calisphere - California Digital Library
Provider:
University of California
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"80 Rounds in Our Pants Pockets": Orville Quick Remembers Pearl Harbor

"80 Rounds in Our Pants Pockets": Orville Quick Remembers Pearl Harbor

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, stunned virtually everyone in the ... (more)

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. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Readings
Collection:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
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A.B. Spellman comments on the pardon granted to President Richard Nixon

A.B. Spellman comments on the pardon granted to President Richard Nixon

'The Word' with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman focuses on ... (more)

'The Word' with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman focuses on the pardon and immunity granted to President Richard M. Nixon, based on a plea of depression. Spellman compares this to the treatment given to African Americans facing time in jail. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
WGBH Open Vault
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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