Thanksgiving by Puck, 1903-1905

We collected 3 images from the years of 1903-1905 as a way of showing students the way the holiday was represented over 100 years ago.

We created questions and answers for your classroom.

For more teaching resources check out our Products page.

Lewis Hine photos

Lewis Hine traveled the US between 1908 and 1924 to document the plight of working children.

The National Child Labor Committee, a lobbying organization for whom Hine worked, helped compile detailed information that in part led to stricter labor laws for youngsters.

We have added several of the pictures that show children as young as 3 working in berry fields to a document that can be used in several ways in the classroom.

For more information on this period in history, check our our Progressive Era PowerPoint and classroom games Critical Decisions of Theodore Roosevelt and Critical Decisions of Woodrow Wilson.

1906 San Francisco earthquake

In reaction to the 6.9 quake in Mexico and southern California this afternoon, we are posting a video showing the devastation to San Francisco in 1906 after a large earthquake estimated to be in the range of 7.7-8.25 was felt for hundreds of miles and resulted in thousands of deaths.

Although you may not show the film in its entirety, it would be useful when discussing any natural disaster as it was one of the worst in U.S. history. In contemporary times, Hurricane Katrina has been compared for its economic damage.

For more on the early 20th century see our U.S. History PowerPoints:

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