Utah Studies--Early Native Americans in Utah
This activity will help you discover if the environment affected some of the early Native American inhabitants of Utah.
How did we get from Pong to Mirra? From a phonograph to an iPod? From the typewriter to the lap top?
American Urban History II, Fall 2004
Seminar on the history of selected features of the physical environment of urban America. Among the features considered are parks, cemeteries, tenements, suburbs, zoos, skyscrapers, department stores, supermarkets, and amusement parks. Focuses on readings and discussions.
American Urban History I, Spring 2005
Seminar on the history of institutions and institutional change in urban America from roughly 1890 to the present. Among the institutions considered are political machines, police departments, schools, courts, hospitals, prisons, welfare departments, and universities. Focuses on readings and discussions.
An Examination of Interviews from the American Slave Narratives and the American Folklore Collection
Students will examine and interpret interviews obtained by authors working for the Federal Writer's Project during the 1930s. A close study of the narratives will allow students to: Understand the specific tasks undertaken by men and women employed by one of the work relief programs of the New Deal; Obtain a more personal sense of the past by examining the lives and careers of ordinary men and women interviewed during the period of the Federal Writer's Project; Learn about the process and issues
Cars of Tomorrow and the American Community
Through this unit, students identify how alternatively fueled cars of tomorrow can be used in their community. The unit contains an introductory activity that helps students determine which energy and transportation issues are important to them and their communities, and three research sections about alternative fueled vehicles that address availability and distribution; emissions and health; and operation, maintenance, and refueling. With each lesson, students discover another social, scientifi
Oberlin History as American History
This site offers exhibits that tell about the lives and histories of the people of Oberlin, Ohio. The website features the story of an Amistad captive, Oberlin women and the struggle for equality, and the city's cooperative tradition. It also includes city maps and pictures, letters and essays related to the city's founding and development, newspaper articles regarding the Niagara movement, and census data.
Texas Native American Timeline
The object of this lesson is to develop a timeline of the Native American presence in Texas and become familiar with vocabulary related to this topic. Students will: -become familiar with related vocabulary; -complete a timeline that shows an overview of Native American presence in Texas, according to archaeological discoveries; -create a border for the timeline with the vocabulary and illustrations.
Thinking About Politics: American Government in Associational Perspective
The goal of this textbook is to provide students with a comprehensive survey of the American political system and with a framework for analyzing its processes and functions. It will appeal to instructors of introductory American government courses who wish to take students beyond a traditional institutional orientation. Throughout the text, the various dimensions of American politics are integrated into an analytical framework designed to stimulate thoughtful understanding of the political world
Everything teachers and students need for a successful National History Day project is available at this site -- topic ideas, lesson plans, research advice, and thousands of pages of fully indexed eyewitness accounts of North American exploration. Follow famous explorers. Witness first contacts between cultures. See how the exchange of goods and ideas forever altered people's daily life and ideas. Find out what "America" meant to the people who arrived here long ago and to the people who greeted
African American Programs at 30
African American programming adapts through the decades. Harvey Bakari outlines the goals of interpreting Williamsburg's enslaved population.
Swordmaking in the 18th Century
Colonial tradesmen learned the swordmaking craft as Virginia armed itself for war. Journeyman brass founder Suzie Dye describes the process.
Spies of the 18th Century
The means have changed, but the end is the same. Interpreter Jay Templin describes the tactics of information gathering.Author(s):
Flowers and Herbs of Early America
Gardener Larry Griffith and Photographer Barbara Lombardi summon botanic phantoms and capture their essence on film.Author(s):
Colonial medicine is not for the faint of heart. Sharon Cotner describes the philosophies and practices.Author(s):
Early Virginia Vehicles
Virginia was a mobile colony, says Coach and Livestock Director Richard Nicoll.Author(s):
Hercules of the American Revolution
A man of remarkable strength and size was George Washington's one-man army. Author and sixth-generation descendant Travis Bowman shares the tale of Peter Fransisco.Author(s):
21st Century Physics FlexBook: A Compilation of Contemporary and Emerging Technologies
This particular pilot FlexBook aims at several outcomes: Supplementing currently used Virginia physics textbooks by making valuable contemporary and emerging physics ideas available to all teachers at a single URL; Making laboratory activities that employ industry state-of-the-practice equipment available to all teachers; Providing a path for continuous improvement from teachers themselves through comments and new ideas after using a chapter with their physics classes
Teaching American History: My Lai Classroom 5
Watch MCPS teacher Joseph Jelens U.S. history students learn about the Vietnam War through primary source documents and listen to Joseph discuss his approach to creating the lesson. http://chnm.gmu.edu/mcpstah/source-analysis/vietnam-war-cartoon/