See how the rhetoric of women’s rights evolved from the “Declaration of Sentiments” of 1848 to the suffragist arguments that finally prevailed.
Using the life of Davy Crockett as a model, students learn the characteristics of tall tales and how these stories reflect their historical moment. The lesson culminates with students writing a tall tale of their own.
Work with primary documents and latter-day photographs to recapture the experience of traveling on the Oregon Trail.
Students analyze archival material such as photos, documents, and posters, to understand the phenomenon of the Transcontinental Railroad.