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Modern Times: The Industrial Revolution and the Concept of Time


--Frans H. Doppen
Several approaches to increasing student understanding of how the Industrial Revolution changed our concept of time--and its lasting effects today.

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Modern Times: The Industrial Revolution and the Concept of Time


--Frans H. Doppen
Several approaches to increasing student understanding of how the Industrial Revolution changed our concept of time--and its lasting effects today.

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My Brother and I: Brickyard Laborers in an Ohio Town


--Martha I. Pallante and Christian Shively
A hands-on exploration of local history that involved students K-12 as well as university educators and graduate students. Documents from the OHS Museum of Industry and Labor.

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.0 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/05/mll05.pdf

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The Great Irish Famine (and Immigration to USA)


--Maureen Murphy, Alan Singer, Maureen McCann Miletta, and Judity Y. Singer
Historical background, historical fiction, and primary source text about the Irish exodus to America. A theme issue of MLL.

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A Mighty Storm: Galveston, Texas, 1900


--Steven S. Lapham

Background and lyrics to a 1942 blues song about the 1900 Galveston hurricane. Also an article about Alexander Hamilton's close brush with big winds in 1772.

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"Workin' on the Railroad": African American Labor History


--Rebecca C. Maher
North Carolina eighth grade students work on a project involving history, music, art, and interviews with elderly citizens. Includes handouts with primary sources and the story of Train Schedules, Standardization, and "The Day of Two Noons."

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 0.8 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/21/mll21.pdf

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King Coal: A Piece of Eastern Pennsylvania History


--Jill M. Beccaris and Christine Woyshner
A variety of activities help students learn about the coal miners and steels workers (many of them new immigrants) during the Industrial Age. A handout is based on an oral interview, and provides a photo of child coal miners, 1911.

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.2 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/28/MLL28.pdf

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All History is Local: Researching the Place Where You Live


--John P. Dillon
Students make links between the past and "what they see as belonging to their own space and time." Issue also includes "What’s in a Name? Investigating Whom to Memorialize" by Arlene Girard and Mary Beth Henning, as well as "Online Interactive Mapping: Using the Panoramic Maps Collection" by Marsha Alibrandi and Eui kyung Shin. How did an artist in 1870 depict your town to look?

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 1.2 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/30/MLL30.pdf

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Using Cartograms to Explore the Electoral College: Comparing 1908 with 2008


--Peter William Moran, Kimberly Dawn Miller, and Kurk Aegerter
Students create "data maps" as they learn about cartography, the Electoral College, historical presidential elections, and how U.S. demographics changed over the course of a century. This issue includes "Maps, Representations of the Earth, and Biases" by
Peter C. Cormas, and "How Politicians Gerrymander" by Steven S. Lapham.

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 0.8 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/36/MLL36.pdf

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Yellow Fever in Philadelphia, 1793


--Sandra W. Moss, M.D.
Book review of "An American Plague" by Jim Murphy. Also in this issue: Handouts and teaching ideas, such as handout/graph "On the Trail of an Epidemic: Yellow Fever in New Orleans, 1845-1860" and "Connect-the-Dots: Making Meaning from Historical Evidence" by Chris Edwards, which discusses smallpox and the Columbian Exchange.

This URL downloads all 16 pages of Middle Level Learning as a pdf of about 0.9 MB:
* http://members.ncss.org/mll/31/MLL31.pdf

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