• Life on the Great Plains

    Created September 28, 2010
    Life on the Great Plains: Plains indians on horseback

    Examine the history and geography of a region that has been at the heart of the American experience.

  • Jamestown Changes

    Created September 28, 2010
    Jamestown Changes: Jamestown Letter

    Students study census data showing the names and occupations of early settlers of the English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. (Archaeology, U.S. Colonial History)

  • The Statue of Liberty: The Meaning and Use of a National Symbol

    Created September 27, 2010
    The Statue of Liberty

    Help clarify the nature of symbols for your students as they study the Statue of Liberty, complete research on a national symbol, and use their research to communicate a message of their own.

  • Go West: Imagining the Oregon Trail

    Created September 26, 2010
    Go West: Oregon Trail, Covered Wagons

    Students compare imagined travel experiences of their own with the actual experiences of 19th-century pioneers.

  • Sodbusters!

    Created September 24, 2010
    Sodbusters!

    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.

  • On the Oregon Trail

    Created September 24, 2010
    On the Oregon Trail: oregon02

    Work with primary documents and latter-day photographs to recapture the experience of traveling on the Oregon Trail.

  • Depression-Era Photographs: Worth a Thousand Words

    Created September 23, 2010
    Depression-Era Photographs: Woman at sowing machine

    Spend a day with a model American family and the photographer who molded our view of their lives.

  • Launchpad: Colonial New England

    Created August 31, 2010
  • Launchpad: Images of the New World

    Created August 31, 2010