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The major categories under which the lessons are organized include:

High School Lesson Plans

US History Era 6 US History Era 7 US History Era 8 US History Era 9 Government

United States History
Era 6:  Development of Industrial, Urban and Global United States (1870-1930)

Tragedy, Triumph, or Trespass?
An Evaluation of Westward Expansion (1860s-1870s)
By:  Greg Schreur
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TR (Teddy Roosevelt) Redefines American (1870-1920)
By:  Russ Norris
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How Theodore Roosevelt Saved Football
 Inpsired by the book, The Big Scrum, by John J. Miller
By:  Anthony Salciccioli
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Urban Growth and Child Labor (1870-1930)
By:  Michelle Serafin
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Muckrakers to Progressives: A Congressional Testimony Roleplay (1895-1930)
By:  Chuck Jager
Primary Source Lesson Plan

Who were the Progressive Organizations?
By:  Lindsay Flynn
Framework for Library of Congress Lesson
Handouts LOC Lesson
Primary Resources from the LOC

The Power of Peace:  Protests, Public Policy, and Civil Disobedience (1900's)
By:  Kathy Bennett
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In Search of the Promised Land:  African American Migration Patterns (1910-1950)
By:  Lynn M. Kelley
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The Woman's Suffrage Movement
By:  Deidrah Scott
The Woman's Suffrage Movement Unit

Women and the Right to Vote (1910-1920)
By:  Gretchen Storey
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"Over There"
Explore the US Entrance into World War I (1913-1917)
By:  Senia Kuntze
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The Newlands Reclamation Debate:  Water for Sale (1920)
By:  Mary Helen Diegel
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Consumer Tastes and Advertising-The 1920's vs. Today (1920)
By:  Amy Seguin
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Advertising, Yesterday and Today:  Emergence of Advertising in America (1850-1920)
By:  Emily Smith
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Connecting the Great Gatsby to the Jazz Age (1920)
By:  Scott Fitzgerald
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"Their Eyes Were Watching God," A Novel By Zora Neale Hurston
By:  Amy Cote
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Sources of Urbanization in the U.S. 1870-1920, Rural Migration Patterns
By:  Andrew Miller
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Era 7:  Great Depression and World War II (1920-1945)

The Harlem Renaissance:  The Age of Vouge
By:  Lynn Kelley
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The Dustbowl and the New Deal (1920's)

By:  Karen Villegas

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The Dust Bowl and the New Deal Lesson Plan

The Great Depression:  Labor Relations
By:  Jeremiah May
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Photographs of Migrant or Displaced Workers & Life Events
Used to Compare to Descriptions of Characters in “The Grapes of Wrath” by: John Steinbeck (1929-1945)
By:  Jennifer Simula
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Constructing Narrative From the Migrant Experience in Literature (1920-1945)
By:  Thomas Suchenek
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The Experiences of African Americans During the Great Depression (1930's)
By:  Deborah Wood
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WWII Perspectives Through American Print Media (1925-1945)
By:  Jennifer Livingston
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“The Magna Carta”
The importance of the Magna Carta & The Story of Storing it at the Library of
Congress from 1939-1946
By:  Toni Simovski
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The Navajo Code Talkers (1942-1945)
By:  Kathy Swanger
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Introduction to Japanese Internment (1943)
By:  Brandon Currin
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America at War:  The Experiences of Children in World War II and Today

By:  Mike Gervasi & Gail Ashburn
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Cryptography:  Oral History of WWII Veteran Lawrence E. Arnett
By:  Jacqueline Crandall & Laura Edge
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US Involvement in WWII and the Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp
By:  Shannon D'Agostino & Kathryn Munoz
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Bombs Away!!  The Role of Strategic Bombing in Changing Warfare in World War II
By:  Bryan Richards & Joe Maci
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World War II Turning Points in the Pacific:  Philippine Campaign-Battle of Leyte Gulf
By:  Janice Warju & Carol Osborne
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Era 8:  Post World War II United States (1945-1989)

Coca-Cola Advertising With Primary Source Documents (1949-1999)
By:  Theresa McCrumb
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Exploring the Marshall Plan Through Primary Resources (1947-1950)
By:  Ruth Duling
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Supplemental Pictures and Documents

Segregation Documents From the Library of Congress (1945-1989)
By:  Michael Jones
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Primary Resource Documents

“To Pass, or not to Pass”  The Equal Rights Amendment Dilemma
By:  Toni Simovski
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The Tuskegee Airmen:  
We Fight, We Fight!  A Look at the Tuskegee Airmen Bomber Pilots in WWII
By:  Marsha Lewis
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Protest and Pride:  The Entertainment Industry Response to the Vietnam War ( 1965-1970)
By:  Rick Jackson
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Era 9:  America in a New Global Age

What Are Civil Rights?
By:  Nicola Turner
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Foreign Relations of the United States During the Post WWII Era
By:  Kimberly Hudson-Holland
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September 11 Terrorist Attacks and Their Impact On Our Freedom (2001)

By:  Sandy Glenn
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9-11 and Beyond (2001)
By:  Mary Johnson
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United States Govenernment

Teaching American Government Using Primary Documents
By:  Ray Walker

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