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In this activity, students watch film clips from the documentary The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, decode a propaganda poster, and analyze statistics about working women during World War II. Parts of this activity can be completed without [...]
In this activity students learn about the people and places, and the social rules that governed them, in San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1800s. Students develop a character based on the real people who lived in Chinatown, and then create a walking [...]
This worksheet contains quotations from freedpeople talking about different aspects of their lives, including land ownership, education, family, the law, and klan violence. Students are asked to interpret the statements and rephrase them in their [...]
This worksheet helps students analyze documents and plan a walking tour of San Francisco's Chinatown. This activity goes with the teaching activity "Create a Walking Tour of Chinatown." The worksheet should be copied front and back and folded in [...]
This worksheet helps students analyze a Chinese-English phrasebook by matching phrases to specific historical understandings. This worksheet accompanies the activity "What's In a Phrase? Finding Historical Understandings in an Immigrant Guidebook." [...]
In this activity students analyze a Chinese-English phrasebook from the late nineteenth/early twentieth century. Students match phrases from the textbook to specific historical understandings, write their own historical understanding, and then [...]
This worksheet helps students match primary source documents with three historical understandings for Reconstruction. It is used as a part of the activity "Create a Magic Lantern Show," but it can be used on its own to help students classify [...]
This worksheet is designed to help students organize and understand the data retrieved from the 1855 Census Database.
In this activity, students use a range of primary and secondary sources about San Francisco's Chinatown (1880s-1920) to explore what the community meant to residents and to outsiders.