Whose responsibility is it? What can we do to Avoid another Holocaust?

2013, holocaust, leslie klug

This Lesson Plan will outline, through the use of primary source documents and pictures, as well as specific quotes, the way hate and hostility can affect our culture. The primary source document, picture(s) and quote(s) will be analyzed and explained and related to one another.


The Worst Atrocity

2013, chris jensen, hiroshima, holocaust, nagasaki, nanking, war

This lesson will show how to define and describe what an atrocity is. It will then tell the stories of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, the Holocaust, and the Rape of Nanking, and ask the question, "Which of these was the worst atrocity?"


Romanticizing the West

2013, max heinlein, west, westward movement

This lesson is designed to show how people learned about distant places in a time when there was no television, radio, or Internet, and when means of communication was very slow. Also how an artist interpretation of a place could influence people. 


Cartooning War

2013, cartoon, kris hagans, war, world war

This Lesson Plan will offer different examples of Political Cartoons for analysis and comparison, and provide a "blueprint" for the creation of new, original political cartoons about the American Revolution.


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Oral Presentation

2013, immigrants, jeff friesen, native americans

Students will choose an individual from American history and do an oral report on that person. The individual can be from any area or field and needs to have been a relevant person between 1865 – 1900. Students will dress as if they were the person they researched and present the report in first person. Part of their grade will be based on asking questions after hearing the presentations of other students. 


Uncle Tom's Cabin

2013, lori drouhard, slavery, uncle tom

This lesson plan will compare and contrast the life of a slave on three very different plantations in the South during the mid 1800's. The movie (Uncle Tom's Cabin) will showcase a hard look at racial views at that time and now, and what it was like to be a free man or a slave.


The Boston Massacre

2013, american revolution, andrea dolezal, Boston, Boston Massacre

 Events have been understood in different ways throughout history. There are times that propaganda have been used to promote a cause and influence their audience to believe in that cause.

J.W. Robison- Confederate Soldier

2013, civil war, confederate, joe cotton, Robison

J.W. Robison was a Private in the Maury Light Artillery of Tennessee. His wife Josephine received and kept some 1oo letters from him during the time of his service. These letters, primary sources, describe the issues facing those fighting in the Civil War.


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Manifest Destiny: Did the Benefits Outweigh the Negative Consequences

2013, kathy bollenbach, manifest destiny, west

This Lesson plan will offer details about Manifest Destiny and the movement out west. Americans sought territory, resources and refuge beyond the Mississippi River in the 1840's. The pioneers, military expeditions, and enterpeneurs achieved great success in the west. However there were consequences poitically, diplomatically, and environmentally. Did the great benefits of Manifest Destiny outweigh the negative consequences?


Was the Civil War Worth It?

2013, civil war, Tyson Bauerle

The Civil War is one of the most important events in US History. But, was the war worth it? This lesson will provide knowledge about the Civil War, the events leading up to it, the outcomes, and the years immediately folowing the war. This knowledge will then be used to defend a position stating whether or not the war was actually "worth it".