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AP World History: Japanese Internment Project
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator David Richman for his AP World History course. Adaptable to US History. Adaptable to other grades. Assignments ask students research the effects Executive Order 9066 had on families of Japanese descent, to analyze primary sources, and to create an illustrated story book detailing Ms. Wakatsuki’s time spent at Manzanar, a Japanese internment camp.

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U.S. History
World History
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Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/30/2019
The African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920
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This site explores the diversity and complexity of African-American culture in Ohio. These manuscripts, texts, and images focus on themes that include slavery, emancipation, abolition, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, Reconstruction, African Americans in politics and government, and African-American religion.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
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Library of Congress
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American Memory
Date Added:
06/30/2000
Bay College - HIST 211 - U.S. History to 1865
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Online OER text created for U.S. History to 1865 by Dr. June Klees for Bay College.

© 2017 Bay College and Content Creators. Except where otherwise noted this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

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U.S. History
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Bay College
Author:
Dr. June Klees
Date Added:
03/30/2017
Bay College - HIST 212 - U.S. History 1865 to Present
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Online OER text created for U.S. History 1865 to Present by Dr. June Klees for Bay College.

© 2017 Bay College and Content Creators. Except where otherwise noted this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Bay College
Author:
Dr. June Klees
Date Added:
03/30/2017
Blue Coral Atlas of US Expansion
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Blue Coral Atlas of US Expansion tells the geographic story of the United States from the original thirteen colonies to today. View all the maps together in a single scroll or choose maps either individually or in series together for a closer look.

Blue Coral Atlas of US Expansion is fully responsive in the web browser for large and small devices in both horizontal and vertical orientations.

Subject:
U.S. History
Physical Geography
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Interactive
Provider:
Blue Coral Learning
Date Added:
01/05/2018
“Covert Ops” Scandals and Conspiracies in American Government
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The Drake Equation relates to many important lessons for students. While the math/science implications are obvious, there are philosophical implications that are also important for students. This Socratic Seminar offers points of departure for critical thinking, debates, writing assignments, and further class discussion. (These points can also be used as lecture notes.)

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Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Material Type:
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Author:
Randall Vail
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Family Immigration History Project
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Created by NHPRC Teacher Participant/Creator Nancy Condon for her Grade 10 US History course; Adaptable to World History and to other grades. The goal of this scaffolded project is for students to research their own family immigration history looking into the reasons they left their home country and why they chose to settle in the United States. The project requires the student to do multiple stages of research, including an interview, origin country research, US research, and geographic research before handing in a final project in a choice of format – essay, poster board or website – to connect family immigration, and US History to world history events.

Subject:
U.S. History
World History
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Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kathryn Shaughnessy
Date Added:
09/30/2019
Forgotten Rebellion: Black Seminoles and the Largest Slave Revolt in U.S. History
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The story of John Horse and the Black Seminoles has been largely untold, but according to Professor Amy Sturgis of Signum University, it deserves to be remembered. Not only did they create the largest haven in the U.S. South for runaway slaves and lead the largest slave revolt in U.S. history, but they also secured the only emancipation of rebellious slaves prior to the U.S. Civil War. In this video, Professor Sturgis tells the incredible story of the Black Seminoles.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Amy Sturgis
Date Added:
09/14/2017
Free Economics, Government, American History, and Personal Finance Courses
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Are you looking for FREE, semester-long economics, government, american history, and personal finance courses? If so, visit www.certell.org to download. Certell is an educational non-profit who's mission is to support and develop educational resources and technology that lower the cost of education and help individuals lead flourishing lives. We want to help schools and teachers thrive! All content meets national standards and most meet AP standards (when applicable).

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Finance
U.S. History
Economics
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ryan Keller
Date Added:
05/16/2017
Great Depression Lesson Plan
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The overall goal of this lesson is for students to understand what caused the Great Depression, to compare and contrast the Great Depression with the conditions in the United States today, and ultimately to be able to use upper level thinking skills to draw a conclusion about whether or not the Great Depression will happen again and why/why not? In order to achieve this goal, the instructor will show an opening video about the Great Depression, followed by a brief lecture, before student break off into groups of 2 to conduct their own research. At the end of the class, the students will present their research, as well as the conclusion they made from the research they conducted, which will help the instructor know whether or not they fully comprehended the lesson.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Haylie Lackey
Date Added:
12/10/2017
Great Depression Lesson Plan
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The overall goal of this lesson is for students to understand what caused the Great Depression, to compare and contrast the Great Depression with the conditions in the United States today, and ultimately to be able to use upper level thinking skills to draw a conclusion about whether or not the Great Depression will happen again and why/why not? In order to achieve this goal, the instructor will show an opening video about the Great Depression, followed by a brief lecture, before student break off into groups of 2 to conduct their own research. At the end of the class, the students will present their research, as well as the conclusion they made from the research they conducted, which will help the instructor know whether or not they fully comprehended the lesson.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Haylie Lackey
Date Added:
12/10/2017
HST 201-203 US History course materials
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Grant team used Canvas Commons to point to materials for US History course sequence.

History 201 provides a broad overview of the historical events that helped create the United States, as well as their causes. The goal is to acquaint students with major events of the region, their chronology and to stimulate creative and critical thought about the history of US.

HST 202: This course begins with expansion and slavery, covers the Civil War and Reconstruction and concludes with the rise of the industrial state and the Progressive Era. The course will cover the period from c. 1815 to 1917.

HST 203: This course begins with the Progressive Era and covers development through the Twentieth Century to the present.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
blue mountain community college
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Historia de los Estados Unidos 1960 Parte 1 de 4 de 1960s
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Parte 1 de 4 1960sIn this section, we will cover the Kenny v Johnson presidential election and events that occurred in the first part of the 1960s.En esta seccion vamos a ver la election de Kennedy contra Johnson y othros eventos que ocurrieron durante la primera parte de los 1960s.Parte 1 de 4 1960sApuntes para completar al ver el video / Fill-in -the -Blanks notes to do while watching the videoApuntes / Notes

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Elizabeth Medina
Date Added:
02/15/2021
History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877
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This textbook examines U.S. History from before European Contact through Reconstruction, while focusing on the people and their history.

Prior to its publication, History in the Making underwent a rigorous double blind peer review, a process that involved over thirty scholars who reviewed the materially carefully, objectively, and candidly in order to ensure not only its scholarly integrity but also its high standard of quality.

This book provides a strong emphasis on critical thinking about US History by providing several key features in each chapter. Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help students to understand what they will learn in each chapter. Before You Move On sections at the end of each main section are designed to encourage students to reflect on important concepts and test their knowledge as they read. In addition, each chapter includes Critical Thinking Exercises that ask the student to deeply explore chapter content, Key Terms, and a Chronology of events.

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Authors: Tamara Spike, Sarah Mergel, Catherine Locks, Pamela Roseman

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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Contributor: Marie Lasseter
Date Added:
01/28/2016
How Did the Pioneers Survive the Oregon Trail?
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Between 1840 and 1860, fur trappers used to say there was no law west of Leavenworth, Kansas. So how did more than 300,000 people avoid bloodshed and chaos when they crossed the American plains on the Oregon Trail? In this video, professor and cattle rancher P.J. Hill explains how the pioneers used contracts resolve disputes and keep the peace.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
P.J. Hill
Date Added:
09/14/2017
How Would You Feel if you were a Colonist in the 1700's?
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The Students Will learn about Colonial Times. They will learn about the people, their jobs, housing, food etc. After they read out the text book and watch some supplimental videos, They will write a paragraph in their own perspective if they were a colonist in the 1700's. They will answer questions like:-How would you feel?-What would be your Job? Where would you sleep?-How would your everyday routine go?And these questions do not limit them. They can be more ellabrate if they wish to be. The writing need to be detailed and well thought out. They should use what they learned in the classroom  to help shape a fictional version of themselves in the 1700's as colonists.

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Composition and Rhetoric
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Mikaela Malloy
Date Added:
02/27/2019
Ladder To Independence
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It is important for students to understand the steps leading up to the war with Great Britain. This interactive video and assignment helps students understand all that took place in our fight for independence. 

Subject:
Higher Education
U.S. History
Social Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Author:
Jennifer Klein
Date Added:
05/26/2021
Mendez v. Westminster Case
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The Mendez family won the landmark federal court case that challenged segregation in California schools. In 1947 California was the first state to officially end segregation in public schools. Today it is the most segregated state for Latinos.

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Elementary Education
History
U.S. History
World History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Anupama Mande
Date Added:
07/09/2020
Primary Source Exemplar: Life on the Move
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In this unit, students will explore the different forms of transportation over time—from the New World and early America, to present day—and their impact on society and the environment (Change and Continuity). They will explore the impact of the different forms of transportation on economics, migration, and geography (where people live and how they adapt their environment to their transportation need), as well as how to become critical readers by gathering information from a variety of primary and secondary sources to understand the impact of transportation on history.

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Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Unit of Study
Author:
brent sackris
Mitzie Higa
Connie Williams
Rachel Hull
Kitty Rutherford
Date Added:
01/19/2016
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Primary Source Exemplar: The Moon
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Through a study of the moon, students will be guided through an inquiry process using primary sources to learn how we shape our understanding of the past (history). They will also learn how new discoveries and observations change our perceptions over time, as each succeeding generation creates knowledge and adds new technology. Students will then pose their own questions to wonder how future discoveries or new technology might change our understanding of the world and our universe.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Mathematics
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
brent sackris
Mitzie Higa
Connie Williams
Rachel Hull
Kitty Rutherford
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Primary Source Exemplar: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Social Science Unit
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This document describes a series of lessons in the Social Sciences, all of which are tied to the exploration of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a Primary Source Document. They are designed to be given to 9th or 10th grade students in a World History, Cultural Geography, or similar social science class. They are specifically designed to teach the Common Core Standards for Literacy in the Social Sciences, and to engage higher order thinking skills.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Unit of Study
Author:
Wassim Absood
Date Added:
01/19/2016
Remote Learning Plan: Civil Rights Overview High School
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This Remote Learning Plan was created by Eliza Crim in collaboration with Lori Broady as part of the 2020 ESU-NDE Remote Learning Plan Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Remote Learning Plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The attached Remote Learning Plan is designed for high school American History students. Students will develop a claim addressing the question "What event from the Civil Rights Movement had the biggest impact on the future of the movement?" This Remote Learning Plan addresses the following NDE Standard: HS.4.1 (US).It is expected that this Remote Learning Plan will take students 120 minutes to complete.Here is the direct link to the Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v356vxUVjG52nw_10oLeJZ0A-p_itM6kFis8GBlLS7Q/edit?usp=sharing

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Eliza Crim
Date Added:
07/17/2020
Remote Learning Plan: Greensboro Sit In High School
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This Remote Learning Plan was created by Eliza Crim in collaboration with Lori Broady as part of the 2020 ESU-NDE Remote Learning Plan Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Remote Learning Plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The attached Remote Learning Plan is designed for high school American History students. Students will create an advertisement from the perspective of a college student in the 1960s that persuades others to join a nonviolent civil resistance event. This Remote Learning Plan addresses the following NDE Standard: SS HS.4.2 (US).It is expected that this Remote Learning Plan will take students 120 minutes to complete.Here is the direct link to the Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-izF9nx5o960gKCFY_3HHsyI4qkMPbmAOOCmUzwOEH0/edit?usp=sharing

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Eliza Crim
Date Added:
07/17/2020
Remote Learning Plan: McCarthyism & The Red Scare High School
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This Remote Learning Plan was created by Eliza Crim in collaboration with Lori Broady as part of the 2020 ESU-NDE Remote Learning Plan Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Remote Learning Plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The attached Remote Learning Plan is designed for high school American History students. Students will analyze primary source documents to create an editorial, script, or video demonstrating how McCarthyism and the Red Scare created an atmosphere of paraoia in the US in the 1950s. This Remote Learning Plan addresses the following NDE Standard: SS HS.4.4 (US) and SS HS.4.5 (US). It is expected that this Remote Learning Plan will take students 120 minutes to complete.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Eliza Crim
Date Added:
07/17/2020
Remote Learning Plan: Response to Pearl Harbor High School
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This Remote Learning Plan was created by Ashley Richmond in collaboration with Lori Broady as part of the 2020 ESU-NDE Remote Learning Plan Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Remote Learning Plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The attached Remote Learning Plan is designed for High School American History students. Students will analyze and determine President Roosevelt's response to Pearl Harbor. This Remote Learning Plan addresses the following NDE Standards: SS HS.4.4 (US) and SS HS.4.5 (US). It is expected that this Remote Learning Plan will take students 120 minutes to complete.

Subject:
U.S. History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Ashley Richmond
Date Added:
07/17/2020
Remote Learning Plan: Vietnam and the Media High School
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This Remote Learning Plan was created by Ashley Richmond in collaboration with Lori Broady as part of the 2020 ESU-NDE Remote Learning Plan Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Remote Learning Plans as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The attached Remote Learning Plan is designed for High School American History students. Students will analyze and comprehend the significance and multiple perspectives during the Vietnam War. This Remote Learning Plan addresses the following NDE Standards: SS HS.4.2 (US), SS HS.4.4 (US), SS HS.4.5 (US). It is expected that this Remote Learning Plan will take students 120 minutes to complete. 

Subject:
U.S. History
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Ashley Richmond
Date Added:
07/17/2020
Thirteen Colonies
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Students will use both primary and secondary sources (links in lesson) to research one or a group of the 13 original colonies and create a report or presentation. They will also identify the colonies on a map quiz. Being able to identify geographical locations and use map skills is always beneficial, for both school and beyond. This lesson will also provide students with the ability to compare and contrast different colonies and explain their importance to the development of a nation based on geographical connetions to industry/agriculture and their origination and it's impact on history. (For example, the colonies that began with a king's charter were more likely to have citizens who remained loyal to Britian during the War for Independence.) 

Subject:
U.S. History
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
TOMI SUE WILLE
Date Added:
05/18/2020
Tuskegee Airmen's Role in History
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The Tuskegee Airmen played a pivotal role in World War II while battling prejudice and segregation to African Americans.  This lesson will allow students to research and examine various primary source documents to learn what contributions the Tuskegee Airmen made to American society.  Students will listen and read about the Tuskegee Airmen through research and videos while providing evidence to various guided questions.  The students will then create journal entries as to what it might have been like to be a member of this famous group on their first day of training and on their first flight mission. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
History
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Author:
Lynn Ann Wiscount
Vince Mariner
Erin Halovanic
Date Added:
11/23/2020
U.S. History
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 U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.Senior Contributing AuthorsP. Scott Corbett, Ventura CollegeVolker Janssen, California State University, FullertonJohn M. Lund, Keene State CollegeTodd Pfannestiel, Clarion UniversityPaul Vickery, Oral Roberts UniversitySylvie Waskiewicz

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
05/07/2014
U.S. History, Preface, Preface
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U.S. History is designed for a two-semester American history sequence. It is traditional in coverage, following a roughly chronological outline, and using a balanced approach that includes political, economic, social, and cultural developments. At the same time, the book includes a number of innovative and interactive features designed to enhance student learning. Instructors can also customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
07/10/2017
United States War research presentation
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Students will complete research on the subject of United States Wars using the offline Wikipedia available on their classroom computers. They will create a short presentation in Open Office Impress and share with the class.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Deann Dahl
Date Added:
05/08/2018
Want a complete, semester long Economics, Government, or U.S. History course?
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Please visit www.certell.org for free complete, semester-long course packages. Available in common cartridge and pdf formats. Certell is a non-profit that creates and distributes multi-media rich social studies curriculum. 

Subject:
U.S. History
Economics
Political Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Ryan Keller
Date Added:
05/16/2017