February 25th, 2022

High School Resource: Women in Politics by History.com

High School Resource Women in Politics by History.com This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the fight for women’s rights in America and politics. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.6.c.1, SS.7.7.c, SS.7.7.c.1, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and […]

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February 23rd, 2022

Middle School Resource: Betty Friedan by History.com

Middle School Resource Betty Friedan by History.com This resource talks about Betty Friedan, and her book The Feminine Mystique as well as her role in the women’s rights movement as a founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.9.b, SS.11.10, SS.11.10.b.1, and more! Be sure to check out our […]

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February 18th, 2022

High School Resource: The Electoral College by History.com

High School Resource The Electoral College by History.com This resource from History.com’s archives focuses on why we used the Electoral College system. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.11.2.d.3, SS.12G.4, SS.12G.4.c, and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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February 16th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Biography of George Washington

Middle School Resource Biography of George Washington This site provides a brief biography of George Washington. It also contains additional links to information about First Ladies and biographies on all of the other Presidents, detailing their lives and what they were a part of while in office. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.TCC.4.a.1, SS.4.4.a.1, SS.5.6.a.1, […]

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February 14th, 2022

Elementary School Resource: Election of the President and Vice President: Primary Election

Elementary School Resource Election of the President and Vice President: Primary Election This site provides a description of the primary election process. It includes information about the Electoral College. Links to more information about election day, the election of senators, and voting are available. There are also links on the side of the page that […]

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February 24th, 2021

High School Resource: Creating a Primary Source Archive: All History Is Local by Library of Congress

High School Resource Creating a Primary Source Archive: All History Is Local by Library of Congress The collection of an archive of primary source materials will be an exciting component of a year-long American Studies class focusing on historiography and the use of primary sources. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.2 and more! […]

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February 19th, 2020

High School Resource: The Bill of Rights: Debating the Amendments by Library of Congress

High School Resource The Bill of Rights: Debating the Amendments by Library of Congress In this lesson, students will examine a copy of twelve possible amendments to the United States Constitution as originally sent to the states for their ratification in September of 1789. Students will debate and vote on which of these amendments they […]

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February 19th, 2020

Elementary School Resource: Learning To Respect Each Other by Discovery Education

Elementary School Resource Learning To Respect Each Other by Discovery Education Students will learn about civil rights in America and how to respect one another in today’s world. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.3.CIV.8.b, SS.3.CIV.8.b.1, SS.4.3.b.3 and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, […]

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February 12th, 2020

High School Resource: Presidential Speeches by Discovery Education

High School Resource Presidential Speeches by Discovery Education Students will listen to and analyze a presidential speech in order to understand the principles held by the president and the historical context in which the speech was made; prepare and hold a campaign and reelection simulation involving the featured presidents to compare leadership qualities; research and […]

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February 4th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Personal Stories and Primary Sources – Conversations with Elders by Library of Congress

Middle School Resource Personal Stories and Primary Sources – Conversations with Elders  Learning history from real people involved in real events brings life to history. This project provides a means to learn about the twentieth century from real people and primary sources. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.SSP.5.1.2, SS.SSP.6.1.2, SS.SSP.7.1.2 and more! Be sure to […]

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