From our best selling Toolbook, US History: The Industrial Age. Who were the giants of the industrial revolution. BLOOM – Laissez Faire. Was it good bad or indifferent? Break into pairs. Examine each fact. Using the chart, categorize each fact. When you are finished, play The Bell Game: “Name that Industrial Giant!” Download your free lesson plan now. Please note, these [...]
In 1892, Homer Plessy was a 30-year-old shoemaker who lived in Louisiana. One day, on his way home from work, he got onto the railroad train and sat in a “white” car. He broke the law – a state law that said African Americans had to ride in separate railroad cars. He was arrested, put on trial, and convicted. Plessy appealed his case to the Supreme Court, saying his arrest violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. His arrest violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which states that he should be treated equally under the law.
The two-party system began with the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson agreed on nothing. From our free lesson plan: Step #1: Examine the facts. Turn these sheets into overhead transparencies. Cover over Thomas Jefferson and let the class speculate what he believed. Step #2: Compare & Contrast the two men. Step [...]
Just a reminder, Round 4 Voting ends tomorrow (Wednesday 4/11). Vote Now. Every matchup is close! A quick rundown of current results. Julius Caesar 52.7% Charlemagne 47.3% Johannes Gutenberg 55.6% Martin Luther 44.4% Albert Einstein 50.3% Hitler 49.7% Louis Pasteur 51.5% Alexander Graham Bell 48.5% US History Abraham Lincoln 67.8% Ben Franklin 32.2% Thomas Edison [...]
The Spanish American War Once upon a time, there was a boy named Teddy. When the Civil War broke out, Teddy was three years old. He was seven when it ended. His mom, a Southern belle, had sympathies for the Confederacy; his dad was a Union man. Unlike the rest of the Roosevelts, Teddy’s father [...]
The Spanish-American War began in 1898. The war began in the Caribbean Sea and ended up in the Pacific Ocean. Somehow, we ended up with the Philippines. There was a certain logic to it all. 1. The Industrial Revolution was running at top speed in the U.S. 2. American factories were turning out a pile [...]
Some GREAT match-ups in round 4: Charlemagne vs. Julius Caesar Martin Luther vs. Johannes Gutenberg Albert Einstein vs. Hitler Louis Pasteur vs. Alexander Graham Bell Vote Now Download Updated Brackets
World History Tournament of Champions – Round 3 Voting is underway here. US History Tournament of Champions – Round 3 Voting is underway here.
Updated Schedule Voting Links Here I’ve heard from many of you that you are on spring break this week or one of the following two weeks. To make it so everyone can participate regardless of spring break, we have decided to run each round for one week, spanning the weekend (and thus spanning two school [...]
You have an awesome opportunity. Your students can experience history as a real, current, live, event. I will apologize in advance for the rambling nature of this post. It is spur of the moment, and not on my “official has to get done list for the day” – but I just needed to post. History [...]
A tribute to Women’s History month. Sorry we got a late start, but we promise not to disappoint! Here’s what we have to date. Mother Jones Asmaa Mahfouz Ida Tarbell Catherine the Great User note. Our daily warm-up listings have been moved to the resource library.
World History The Congress of Vienna, 1815: When Talleyrand and the others redrew the map of Europe, what did it look like? Adam Smith: During the Industrial Revolution, everybody and his brother opened a factory. To raise profits, the businessman cut wages. Who was willing to work for low wages? Thomas Malthus: Was he correct? [...]
Sorry, No new posts will be added Monday or Tuesday (doing a little site seeing at Mount Vernon). World History Wednesday: Simon Bolivar is known as the “George Washington of South America.” Why? Thursday: Toussaint L’Ouverture: The Haitian Revolution was historic. Why? Friday: Prince Metternich (founder of Congress of Vienna) wanted to crush all revolutionaries [...]
World History To the average Italian, Mussolini was great. To the intellectuals, he was a buffoon. How did Mussolini rule Italy? US History Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play baseball in the Major Leagues. Why was that a big deal?
World History Stalin created a totalitarian state. What does that mean? US History The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black pilots in World War II. How well did they do?
World History Thanks to Ataturk, Turkey is unique among Arab countries of the Middle East. How so? US History In 1941, Dorie Miller was a cook in the U.S. Navy. How could a mere cook make history?
World History Lenin – “Peace, Bread, Land” US History Dr. Charles Drew – A Discovery to Save Millions of Lives
Sorry to disappoint, but be sure to let your student’s know that Valentine’s Day’s roots are built on myth and morph. The modern legend began to grow, most historians agree, with Chaucer’s epic poem Parlement of Foules. If you have a little extra time, it would be a great exercise to walk through a historical [...]
World History Peter the Great adopted much from Western Europe. Which European political reforms did he not introduce into Russia? US History Carter G. Woodson was one of the most educated men of his day. But what could an African American do with a degree in history?
World History By 1812, Napoleon had conquered Western Europe. He then invaded another country. Invading that country was the worst mistake Napoleon ever made. What country was it? US History Langston Hughes became the most famous poet of the Harlem Renaissance. How did he achieve that? What happens to a dream deferred?
You can always count on a different point of view from @MrDs_Nabe. Check out his latest post regarding the Confederate Constition: Article I, Section VIII, subsection 18: “Congress shall have the power to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by [...]
US History The “Back to Africa” movement: What was it all about? World History You know its not a good thing when they invent a new way of killing people. Just ask Louis XVI.
World History Ending the Age of Reason – How Rousseau did it one book at a time! US History It was George Washington Carver’s job to teach former slaves to grow a new crop. What was that crop?
World History The Glorious Revolution and the book that inspired the Declaration of Independence. US History Ida B. Wells – living life on her own terms!
My sincere apologies for missing yesterday. I have been down with the flu for over 5 days now – and only had so many of these queued up. I hope to have some energy soon to finish some new warm-up projects (I’m excited about what’s coming down the pipe). WORLD HISTORY How Louis XIV (the [...]
US History Celebrating Black History Month One of the darkest decisions of our supreme court? – The Dred Scott decision. World History How many of Magellan’s original crew made it back to Spain?
US History While Abraham Lincoln was certainly not a slave, he knew what it meant – to be deprived of the fruits of your labor! World History Pizarro was not a nice guy!
Talk about legacies: World History The man who’s lie made his name famous forever. US History The president who’s inaction can easily be called the greatest mistake a president has ever made.
Irony sells the plot. Just ask any good movie director or author! In History too – sometime our stories are fueled by irony: US History: Meet the Southerner with sympathies to the North and the victorious Northerner with sympathies to the South. World History: Meet the “Navigator” who never sailed a mission.
I love finding common themes from diverse places. My pursuit of daily warm-ups shows me just how often it happens. What’s the common theme between today’s? Queen Elizabeth I Zachary Taylor Join us in the comments section to let us know what you see as the common threads between these 2 leaders.
A common theme throughout history. When leaders do as they please it usually means bad results for others! World History – If King Henry VIII was privy to modern science (men determine the sex of a child), would England ever have gone to Protestantism? US History – James K. Polk knew what he wanted – [...]
World History A good idea not to be in France (Part 2). Catherine de Medici and the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. Followed by some sanity and the Edict of Nantes. US History If you think standing firm against the opposing political party is hard – just imagine how hard it is to truly take on [...]
Still relevant. Still inspiring! After you’ve shown the clip to your students. Have them do this prediction exercise.
World History A good idea not to be in France (Part 1). Why a French boy named John moved to Geneva, Switzerland. US History Today is the 50th anniversary of JFK’s inauguration speech. We’ve secured a great 4 minute highlight clip that would be well worth the time to show to your students. View it [...]
US History – In Colonial days and the early United States, Tavern life was important for . . . ! Heck Martin Van Buren was a by product of the Tavern. World History – Maybe only the most important person history has ever known. Please join us in discussing ways to make our daily warms-ups [...]keep looking »