Roaring 20s, Great Depression
--Pat Watson --> read more »
Each state has a statue of one of its notable citizens displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Learn about this collection, read your state hero's biography, and/or propose a new hero!
--Andrea S. Libresco, Jeannette Balantic, and Jonie C. Kipling
To deepen students' thinking about immigration, the authors designed a gallery walk activity and an oral history interview that build upon the reading of children's literature.
--Catherine M. Carter
This lesson plan with handouts focuses on Alice Paul's nonviolent protests. More classroom handouts follow in "Winning the Vote for Women: OBJECTION and ANSWER" by Jenny Wei (NMAH) and "Game Changer: Women's Basketball and Equal Opportunity" by Tedd Levy. Download the 16-page PDF (which is about 3 megabytes) at this URL: --> read more »
--Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker
Eleanor Roosevelt’s fearless advocacy of the rights of African Americans, and the public controversy this created, offer students an excellent window into the society and politics of the United States during the 1930s and 1940s.
--Janice Jefferson --> read more »
The state guidebooks created by writers, academics, and historians under FDR’s jobs program offer a wealth of social history that will lead students to a greater understanding of their own towns as part of the panorama of American history.
--James Monack --> read more »
Bridge to the Future: Franklin Roosevelt’s Speech at the Dedication of the Triborough Bridge (Teaching with Documents)Submitted by Jennifer Bauduy on Tue, 11/03/2009 - 4:53pm
--David L. Rosenbaum
The featured document from FDR’s speech inaugurating the Triborough Bridge provides an entry point for the study of New Deal programs and discussion of the government’s role in planning, funding, and creating infrastructure.
Letter to the Senate Banking Committee about Wall Street Reform Legislation during the New Deal (Teaching with Documents)Submitted by Jennifer Bauduy on Tue, 11/03/2009 - 4:43pm
The featured document on federal aid for school lunches and the accompanying essay on the School Lunch Act provide students with a unique chance to study the role of government.