Students analyze archival material such as photos, documents, and posters, to understand the phenomenon of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Students examine photographs of sod houses, build a model sod house, and picture themselves living in a soddie to gain a firsthand perspective on this important period of American history.
Students compile information to examine hypotheses explaining why the first nine states to grant full voting rights for women were located in the West.
This lesson plan highlights the importance of First Amendment rights by examining Norman Rockwell’s painting of The Four Freedoms. Students discover the First Amendment in action as they explore their own community and country through newspapers, art, and role playing.