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 [...]
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 [...]
Visualize slavery: Map of slave states http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/12/10/opinion/20101210_Disunion_SlaveryMap.html It shows the concentrations of slavery in the South. President Abraham Lincoln used this map.
U.S. government videos: FedFlix http://www.archive.org/details/FedFlix I watched the one from the Defense Department: “Defeated People” about Germany, 1946.
For U.S. History: A list of Supreme Court decisions with brief definitions. http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~acadian/vickey/agout/ch20out1.pdf
VOTE! If we do nothing else as social studies teachers, it is our job to instill in our students their need to vote. We are given a great opportunity in this country. Our government is by the people, for the people. This only works when the PEOPLE VOTE. Whether Republican, Democrat or Independent – VOTE! [...]
Democrats and Republicans. Blue and Red. Donkeys and Elephants. Left and Right. These represent our two-party system. Why two parties, and not three? Can I start my own political party? What do the donkeys and elephants represent?
From the University of Texas Map Library
Amazing video of San Francisco just days before the 1906 earthquake.
Theoretically, this lesson should be taught at the beginning of the school year. In practice, it is perfect for November. By now, students are deep into history. And can appreciate both the question and the answers. Why not try this lesson the week of Thanksgiving! It’s a short week – and this makes a great [...]
So in our previous post and lesson, we saw the horrors of child labor in England, now we must focus on our own sins of the past . . . From our Workbook on the U.S. Industrial Age comes videos to teach the history of child labor in the United States. You don’t have four [...]
Take a look at these free lessons! Lecture: What was the Early Republic? Political cartoons: Hamilton vs Jefferson. Chart: Compare and contrast Hamilton and Jefferson. Internet: The top 10 things you should remember about each man. Games: “Ham vs Jeff.” Groups: What do YOU think about the two-party system?