Ludlow Massacre

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The Ludlow Massacre in 1914 was an important event in American history. A major tragedy, it fueled the growing worker’s rights movement and helped result in the 8 hour work day we enjoy today.

We have included several images as well as an assignment requiring students to retell the story in their own words.

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Newly released photos of JFK

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The International Center of Photography in New York has an exhibit right now highlighting the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

The photographs include never before seen amateur shots, as well as some that were published at the time.

We have compiled some of the shots to be ready for your classroom use.

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Ancestry map, 2000 Census

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The amount of information contained in census maps is staggering and a major score for Social Studies teachers.

This week we have created questions and answers on groups by ancestry in counties.

For more map activities check out our US History Map Set.

WWII Dr. Seuss cartoon

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Dr. Seuss was a true American treasure. As teachers we are very lucky that most students are familiar with his work, because it gives them a higher level of comfort when examining his political cartoons.

We have included this cartoon which is a commentary on segregation in war industries at the beginning of the war.

Here are questions and answers ready for your classroom use.

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Statue of Liberty


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Built in 1883 by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, it is said that he used his mother as the model for her face. The design was based on the Roman goddess of Liberty and has become one of the most iconic landmarks in the United States.

It was transported in pieces, assembled and unveiled between 1883 and 1886.

In 1984 the torch was repaired and plated with 24 carat gold.

We have compiled 11 pictures that show the process in the 1800s and 1980s that are ready for your classroom use.

Fear of weapons: 1913


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Prior to WWI, American military scientists projected ideas of what weapons would be used in the upcoming conflict.
Since battles would be fought on land, in the sea and up in the air, there were many ideas about what new technologies would emerge and be used in the fight to dominate other nations.
Scientific American published these images originally in 1913 and again last week.
We have compiled these images into a PDF ready for your classroom use.

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The Ellis Island tourists don’t get to see: Inside the infectious disease wards, morgue and giant furnace where the dreams of thousands of immigrants hoping for a new life in America came to a terrible end

article-2362465-1ACAC7F7000005DC-780_634x357The 22-building hospital was one of the largest public health institutions in the U.S, according to the New York Times. In 1914, its staff treated 10,000 people from 75 countries.
After it closed in 1954 the 750-bed hospital and morgue were left abandoned. They have remained out of bounds to the more than three million tourists who flock to the island each year.

Vilseskogen, the New Jersey photographer who took the photos in 2008, said: ‘We walked through old mental wards, infectious disease wards, saw the morgue, and the giant furnace room. It was an amazing experience and you could really feel the history alive, right here and now.’

We have included several pictures for your use. To find them look at the bottom of the page under “Historic Photos”.

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*Immigration and Urbanization:
*Progressive Era

Classroom History games:

* AMERICAN IMMIGRATION GAME
Covers the three waves of immigration to the United States from Europe. Student teams choose one of seven ports to place their immigrant-laden ships, learning about patterns of immigration to the U.S.

Civil War photographs


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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has an exhibit thru September 2, 2013 that contains some amazing photographs taken during the Civil War.

We have compiled some images along with their information to be ready for your classroom use.

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History and Functions of the Presidency

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Click here to check out this educational film on the Presidency. Not super exciting, but it gets to the point.

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Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman” speech

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Sojourner Truth was an amazing woman who lived an extraordinary life.

Her famous speech given in Ohio in 1851 is a simple yet eloquent argument on the equality of the sexes.

There is a bit of controversy, however, as two versions have been recorded, one during the convention, a second a few years later.

The second version is the widely known speech. It is notable though that the second version is in a southern-style dialect which is not how the native New Yorker who only spoke Dutch for her early years talked.

We have included both and encourage adding questions to the assignment we have included for your classroom use.

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