• Families in Bondage

    Created September 26, 2010
    Families in Bondage: Slave Family Portrait

    Learn how slavery shattered family life through the pre-Civil War letters of those whose loved ones were taken away or left behind.

  • Cultural Change

    Created September 25, 2010
    Cultural Change: Stanton and Anthony

    See how the rhetoric of women’s rights evolved from the “Declaration of Sentiments” of 1848 to the suffragist arguments that finally prevailed.

  • Davy Crockett, Tall Tales, and History

    Created September 25, 2010
    Davy Crockett: Portrait

    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.

  • 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.

  • I Hear the Locomotives: The Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad

    Created September 24, 2010
    I Hear the Locomotives: train

    Students analyze archival material such as photos, documents, and posters, to understand the phenomenon of the Transcontinental Railroad.

  • The Campaign of 1840: Was Harrison Like Jackson?

    Created July 24, 2010
  • The Campaign of 1840: Van Buren and Harrison Compared

    Created July 24, 2010