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September 20, 2018
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Economics

Websites

Econedlink -  economics & personal finances resources for K-12.

Gen i Revolution - online game gives students the chance to learn important personal finance skills as they play and complete against fellow classmates.

Government

Websites

Street Law at the University of Washington School of Law - Lessons on a variety of law topics: juvenile justice, criminal law, family law, mock trial preparation, and environmental law.

Landmark Cases of the U.S. Supreme Court - court cases and strategies for teaching them.

Street Law - resource library of lessons, Supreme Court cases and other resources.

The Living Room Candidate - presidential campaign commercials 1952-2016.  Resources for teachers such as lessons, and create an ad.

Constitutional Rights Foundation - government resources.

ConSource- a comprehensive, easily searchable, fully-indexed, and freely accessible digital library of history sources  including documents, lessons plans, and constitutional index.

Annenberg Learner - Their Democracy in America video series is appropriate for high school government classrooms.  You need to register but it's free.

11th Grade U.S. History since 1877

General

 

The Gilded Age 1877-1898

1896 The Presidential Campaign (Vassar College) - resources and activities, cartoons, information on parties, platforms, leaders, and campaign themes.

The Progressive Era 1898-1920

Picturing Modern America 1880-1920 - Historical thinking exercise for middle and high school students.  Topics: immigration, suffrage, industrialization, the West, progressive reform and World War I.

Women's Sphere: Suffrage Cartoons (Library of Congress) - students analyze artistic and persuasive techniques used in political cartoons.

Emergence as a World Power - Spanish-American and 1st World War 1898-1920

Over the Top - Canadian War Museum - an interactive story about life in the trenches of France.

Why did Congress Reject the League of Nations? (Library of Congress) - students gather evidence from speeches to discuss the arguments for and against the League of Nations.

1920s America

Migration of African-Americans-The Great Migration - video, maps, text and activities on the Great Migration of 1920's. 

The Great Depression 1929-1939

Teachable Moments: The Great Depression (FDR Presidential Library) - these curriculum guides are centered on 14 short film segments.  These teachable moments have activities and primary source documents that support them and add to the students understanding of the Great Depression.

The Second World War 1939-1945

America on the Sidelines - Interactive timeline that highlights the major events in Europe and East Asia from 1931- 1941.  Students will read descriptions of actual events and select a course of action.

The War - (PBS) - This site has snapshot activities, a database of 800 photographs, 200 primary source documents and artifacts; 100 videos including clips from the documentary, historical footage, home movies and historic newsreels. 

Japanese American Internment-Curriculum Guide (FDR Presidential Library) - context paragraphs, documents, photographs and classroom activities for teaching about Japanese American Internment.

Teachable Moments: World War II (FDR Presidential Library) - these curriculum guides are centered on 14 short film segments.  These teachable moments have activities and primary source documents that support them and add to the students understanding of WWII.

The Cold War 1945-1970s

 

Civil Rights Movement 1945-1970s

1970s-1990s

 

1990s - present

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