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Tea Party Etiquette Viewer's Guide

This booklet is curriculum support for the American Social History Project's 30-minute documentary Tea Party Etiquette. The viewer's guide contains background information on issues raised by the documentary as well as additional primary source [...]

History: The Big H Viewer's Guide

This booklet is curriculum support for the American Social History Project's 30-minute documentary History: The Big H. The viewer's guide contains background information on issues raised by the documentary as well as additional primary source [...]

Item Type: Viewer's Guide
Acts of Resistance Journal Writing worksheet

This worksheet helps students plan and write a journal entry from the perspective of an enslaved person describing how they might resist slavery. This worksheet accompanies the activity "Slavery: Acts of Resistance."

Item Type: Worksheet
Focus Question Worksheet: Running for Freedom

This worksheet helps students analyze two documents to understand the role of runaway slaves in the intensifying conflicts over slavery in the 1850s. This worksheet contains vocabulary and other reading supports. It is part of the activity [...]

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Planning Philippine-American War Cartoons worksheet

This worksheet helps students plan political cartoons for the activity "Creating a Cartoon for the Philippine-American War."

Qualifying to Vote Under Jim Crow worksheet

This worksheet helps students analyze primary sources to understand the restrictions that prevented African Americans from being able to vote prior to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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"Migrant Mother"

One of the most enduring images of the Depression is a portrait of a woman and her children in a California migrant labor camp. Taken by FSA photographer Dorothea Lange, it was the last of a series of six photographs that Lange shot on a rainy [...]

"Migrant Agricultural Worker's Family 1"

One of the most enduring images of the Depression is a portrait of a woman and her children in a California migrant labor camp. Taken by FSA photographer Dorothea Lange, it was one of a series of six photographs that Lange shot on a rainy afternoon [...]

"Migrant Agricultural Worker's Family 2"

One of the most enduring images of the Depression is a portrait of a woman and her children in a California migrant labor camp. Taken by FSA photographer Dorothea Lange, it was one of a series of six photographs that Lange shot on a rainy afternoon [...]

On to Liberty

Painter Theodor Kaufmann was a German immigrant and abolitionist who served in the Union army during the Civil War. Throughout the war, African-American men, women, and children escaped slavery by fleeing to Union encampments. Union commanders [...]

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