• The Road to Santa Fe: Interactive Map

    Created October 19, 2010
  • Asian-Pacific: Voyage of Manjiro

    Created October 19, 2010
  • Launchpad: Having Fun: The Economics of Leisure

    Created October 18, 2010
  • On the Home Front

    Created October 3, 2010
    On the Home Front: We Can Do It!

    Learning about World War II American efforts helps students gain some perspective regarding the U.S. response to the conflict generated by the September 11th terrorist attacks.

  • Having Fun in the 19th Century: Fall River Line

    Created September 30, 2010

    Launchpad: Pearl S. Buck

    Pearl S. Buck’s “On Discovering America”

    Activity 1 | Activity 2 | Activity 3

  • The Battle Over Reconstruction: Southern Recovery

    Created July 23, 2010
  • An Early Threat of Secession: The Missouri Compromise, 1820–1821

    Created July 18, 2010
  • Building Suburbia: Highways and Housing in Postwar America

    Created June 10, 2010
    Building Suburbia: Diebenkorn's City Scape

    This lesson highlights the changing relationship between the city center and the suburb in the postwar decades, especially in the 1950s. Students will look at the legislation leading up to and including the Federal Highway Act of 1956. They will also examine documents about the history of Levittown, the most famous and most important of the postwar suburban planned developments.