• Launchpad: Emancipation Proclamation: Activity 2

    Created September 9, 2010

    Launchpad: Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials: Understanding the Hysteria

    Section 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

    Launchpad: Colonizing the Bay

    John Winthrop's "Model of Christian Charity" Speech


    Read the last two paragraphs below from "A Model of Christian Charity" by John Winthrop 1630.

    Launchpad: FDR & the Lend-Lease Act

    FDR and the Lend-Lease Act

    Activity 1 | Activity 2


    Activity One: Expansion of Executive Power

    Read the following letter, written by Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg 10 months before Congress began deliberations on the Lend-Lease legislation. Make a note of each noting each fear or objection Vandenburg raised to the prospect of America joining the war against Germany. Categorize each objection as either relating to money or to loss of freedom.

    Launchpad: The Social Security Act

    The Social Security Act

    Activity 1, Group: A | B | C | D

    Activity 2 | 3


    Activity One, Group A: Debating the Social Security Act

    Review the Great Depression time line and the section entitled “The Stock Market Crash and The Great Depression” on The Historical Background and Development of Social Security page, and answer the questions below.

    The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin

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    May 2, 1945

    United States Senate

    The official website of the United States Senate.

    Internet Public Library: Presidents of the United States

    In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.

  • Boycotting Baubles of Britain

    Created December 22, 2009
    Boycotting Baubles of Britain-boston tea party

    This lesson looks at the changes in British colonial policies and the American resistance through the topic of tea, clothing, and other British goods. Students analyze and interpret key historical artifacts as well as visual and textual sources that shed light on how commodities such as tea became important symbols of personal and political identity during the years leading up to the formal Declaration of Independence in 1776.