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YEAR 1: 17th & 18th CENTURIES
Constitutional Conversations
The Great Seal
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Michelle McDonald
TAH Teachers

We the People Talk Show: Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Kevin Throckmorton
George Wood

Signing the Constitution
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Susan Foreman
Susan Kane
Jim Dunn

History Detectives: Profiling People of the Past
Heroes of the American Revolution
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Jocelyn Murphy
Eric Rybka
Kevin Krumaker

Pocahontas--Fact or Fiction: Using Popular Portrayals as Learning Tools
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Michelle McDonald
TAH Teachers

A Letter Home: The Reasons for and Realities of Colonial Life
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Michelle McDonald
TAH Teachers

Personal Choices: Reasons, Rationales, and Responsibilities During the American Revolution
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Meg Sartain
Kim Cramer

Revolutionary Decision
American Revolutionary War Role Examination
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
James Daniels

Songs of the Revolution
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Sharon Musher
TAH Teachers

Patriots or Traitors: A Revolutionary Debate
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Michelle McDonald
TAH Teachers

Revolutionary Figures
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Madeline Avery
Pam Lawlor
Barbara Langel

Revolutionary War Games
Who's in Charge Here? Can the colonial system succeed?
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Michelle Bartling
Beth Perlman

Holding Ground; Defending the Homeland- The American Revolution
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Katie DeRichie
Jim Erney
Greg Goodwin

Slave Trade
An Introduction to the Middle Passage: The Slave Trade and the Amistad Rebellion
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Vince Sera
Doug Cervi
Joe Bordonaro

Numbers Challenge: From Servants to Slaves
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Michelle McDonald
TAH Teachers

YEAR 2: 19th CENTURY
19th Century Immigration
Images of Ellis Island: The Immigrant Experience
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Kevin Throckmorton
George Wood

What do Immigrants Look Like?
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Sharon Musher
TAH Teachers

Charting Immigration--How Many Came and Why
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Michelle McDonald
TAH Teachers

Immigration
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Doug Cervi
Vince Sera

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address- A Great American Speech
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Eric Rybka
Jocelyn Murphy

Abraham Lincoln: Seizing the Moment of the Gettysburg Address to Inspire the Nation
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Katie DeRichie
Jim Erney

Civil War/Reconstruction
Rise of the KKK during Reconstruction
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
David Evans
Kevin Krumaker

Recruiting Civil War Soldiers--Posters and their Power
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Michelle McDonald
TAH Teachers

Andersonville Prison
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Greg Goodwin
William Amend

Letters Home: Civil War Descriptions
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Sharon Musher
TAH Teachers

Market Revolution
Building a Water Mill: Recreating Life in Lowell, MA
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Susan Kane
Susan Foreman
Jim Dunn

The Value of a Dollar
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Michelle McDonald
TAH Teachers

Lowell Factory System: Idealistic vs. Realistic
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Susan Foreman
Susan Kane
Jim Dunn

What's a Country Girl to Do?
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Sharon Musher
TAH Teachers

Nativism
Discovery of American Nativism through Primary Source Material
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
James Daniels

Picturing Difference
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Sharon Musher
TAH Teachers

Micks, Paddys and Bridgets: The Irish-American Experience
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Meg Sartain
Madeline Avery

Reporting Ethnic Violence
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Michelle McDonald
TAH Teachers

Slavery in the 19th Century
Mapping the Beat--Music as Communication
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Michelle McDonald
TAH Teachers

Understand Slave Culture Through Songs
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Richard Garbutt
Beth Perlman

Remembering Slavery--The Pros and Cons of Oral History
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Sharon Musher
TAH Teachers

Understand Slave Culture Through Oral Tradition
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Barbara Langel
Kim Cramer
Pam Lawler

YEAR 3: 20th CENTURY
9/11 and its Aftermath
9/11: From Front Page to Oral Histories
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
James Daniels
Ericka Pitman

Mediating Prejudice: Using Advertisements to Counter Anti-Muslim and Other Stereotypes
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Sharon Musher
TAH Teachers

Flags or Farce: American Patriotism After 9/11
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Katie DeRichie
Jim Erney

Keeping America Safe?: Racial/Ethnic Profiling Post 9/11
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Theresa Napson-Williams
TAH Teachers

Civil Rights
No Action Unnoticed: Timeline of The Civil Rights Movement Webquest
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Brian Cooke

The Children's Crusade: Taking a Stand for Social Justice
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Theresa Napson-Williams
TAH Teachers


Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Susan Foreman
Susan Kane

The Other Civil Rights Movement: Integrating Levittown
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Sharon Musher
TAH Teachers

You Don't Have to be Famous to Change History: Unseen Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Susan Foreman
Susan Kane

Immigration in a Changing World
Immigration in a Changing World: The Jewish Experience
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Liz Orr
Beth Perlman

America On Trial: Holocaust Bystander
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Barbara Langel
Kim Cramer
Pamela Lawler

Japanese American Internment
Propaganda and Prejudice: The Japanese American Relocation
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
David Evans
Kevin Krumaker

What Would You Bring: Living the Japanese-American Internment Experience
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Michelle McDonald
TAH Teachers

Japanese American Internment
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Doug Cervi

Packing for Camp: Loss and Compensation among Japanese-American Evacuees
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Sharon Musher
TAH Teachers

Latinos in America
The Great Grape Boycott: Purchasing, Power and Politics
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Michelle McDonald
TAH Teachers

You Be the Judge: Latinos' Contributions to the American Civil Rights Movement
Grade level:6 to 8
Submitted by:
Jocelyn Murphy-Stout

Equal Protection: A Historic Perspective of Educational Opportunity in America
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Meg Sartain
Christopher Neely
Madeline Avery

Si, Se Puerde: The Life and Activism of Dolores Huerta
Grade level:9 to 12
Submitted by:
Sharon Musher
TAH Teachers

 
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