Wartime Nutrition, 1943

This film was made by the U.S. Office of War Information in 1943 and it highlights the importance of rationing as well as eating properly.

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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.

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Matthew Brady’s images

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Matthew Brady was a prolific photographer who left behind a legacy of Civil War photos that allow us a glimpse into the daily lives of soldiers, important figures, and pivotal battlefields.

We have assembled several into a labelled classroom ready resource.

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Historic Film Collection, Part 1

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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WWII color photographs


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Many of us are familiar with images of WWII in black and white.

LIFE magazine photographer Frank Scherschel was in Western Europe before, during and after the invasion in Normandy. The shots he took have now been restored in color and offer a glimpse into life during this critical period in world history.

We have compiled these images for your use in a PDF document.

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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:
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* 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.

WWII women on the American homefront

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Most of us are familiar with the “Rosie the Riveter” poster and other images of women working in factories during WWII.

The US Women’s Bureau has a wealth of black and white photos capturing women taking over the jobs left behind during the war years.

We have included nine photos that are high resolution and show a variety of women in various jobs that are ready for your classroom use.

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Lewis Hine’s photographs

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Lewis Hine took photographs for the National Child Labor Committee from 1908-1918, documenting conditions for working children in factories, fields, mines, etc in order to bring awareness of the harsh daily environments for these kids.

Mail Online has compiled several of the images into an article here.

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