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The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson and the Growth of Party Politics (Remixed)
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Changes in voting qualifications and participation, the election of Andrew Jackson, and the formation of the Democratic Party"”due largely to the organizational skills of Martin Van Buren"”all contributed to making the election of 1828 and Jackson's presidency a watershed in the evolution of the American political system.

This is a remix of a previous source: https://goopenva.org/courses/the-1828-campaign-of-andrew-jackson-and-the-growth-of-party-politics

"Making Connections" section has been added.

Subject:
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michael Smith
Date Added:
12/12/2019
Activism in the US
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The United States has a long history of activists seeking social, political, economic, and other changes to America—along with a history of other activists trying to prevent such changes. American activism covered a wide range of causes and utilized many different forms of activism. American sociopolitical activism became especially prominent during the period of societal upheaval which began during the 1950s. The African American civil rights movement led the way, soon followed by a substantial anti-war movement opposing American involvement in the Vietnam War, and later by vigorous activism involving women’s issues, gay rights, and other causes. The United States remains a land of nearly constant change, and activists play a significant role in the ongoing evolution of American democracy. It seems likely that Americans will remain enthusiastic activists in the future. This exhibition is part of the Digital Library of Georgia.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Primary Source
Unit of Study
Visual Media
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Date Added:
04/01/2013
Activism in the US (with Picture)
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The United States has a long history of activists seeking social, political, economic, and other changes to America along with a history of other activists trying to prevent such changes. American activism covered a wide range of causes and utilized many different forms of activism. American sociopolitical activism became especially prominent during the period of societal upheaval which began during the 1950s. The African American civil rights movement led the way, soon followed by a substantial anti-war movement opposing American involvement in the Vietnam War, and later by vigorous activism involving women's issues, gay rights, and other causes. The United States remains a land of nearly constant change, and activists play a significant role in the ongoing evolution of American democracy. It seems likely that Americans will remain enthusiastic activists in the future. This exhibition is part of the Digital Library of Georgia.

This is a remix to include visuals within the TOC. Original at https://goopenva.org/courses/activism-in-the-us

As a teacher, I would use this as an online chapter to be read and consumed by the students on their own, with a socratic discussion to follow. This could also be a lead up to a project where the students choose on of the historical activism to expand on in their own civic duties.

University of Georgia Libraries. Activism in the US. Digital Public Library of America. April 2013. https://dp.la/exhibitions/activism.

Subject:
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Primary Source
Visual Media
Author:
Michael Smith
Date Added:
12/31/2019
Amending the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Virginia
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The students will describe the procedures for amending the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States. They will understand why it is so complex along with focusing on the reasons for certain amendments.

Subject:
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Charles Baumgardner
Date Added:
01/06/2020
An Analysis of the Millennial Generation
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Students will look at data showing how the "millennial" generation differs from other generations. They will analyze and evaluate social changes evident in the data. Then they will work with a partner to compose a newsletter.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
History/Social Sciences
Government and Civics
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Census Bureau
Provider Set:
Statistics in Schools
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Analyzing Correlations of Education and Income
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Students will explore maps containing census data from 1950 through 2000. They will analyze how education levels and median household incomes have changed over time and determine how the two might be correlated. Students will also come up with ideas for policies that could help address issues related to income and education.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
History/Social Sciences
Government and Civics
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Census Bureau
Provider Set:
Statistics in Schools
Date Added:
01/06/2020
At Home With Ursula Le Guin
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At Home With Ursula Le Guin; Her novels featured dragons and wizards, but they were also deeply grounded in indigenous American ways of thought.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Geography
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Visual Media
Provider:
New American History
Provider Set:
Bunk
Author:
Breen, Benjamin
Date Added:
08/06/2018
Battle on the Ballot: Political Outsiders in US Presidential Elections
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In 2016, a billionaire businessman and the first woman nominated by a major party ran against each other for president of the United States. In very different ways, both candidates approached the presidency as outsiders, reaching beyond the traditional boundaries of US presidential politics. As outsiders, the 2016 candidates are noteworthy, but not unique; indeed, the 2016 race resonates with the legacies of outsiders who have come before. This exhibition explores the rich history of select individuals, parties, events, and movements that have influenced US presidential elections from the outside—outside Washington politics, outside the two-party system, and outside the traditional conception of who can be an American president.

Subject:
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Reading
Visual Media
Author:
Digital Public Library of America
Date Added:
10/23/2019
Battle on the Ballot: Political Outsiders in US Presidential Elections
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In 2016, a billionaire businessman and the first woman nominated by a major party ran against each other for president of the United States. In very different ways, both candidates approached the presidency as outsiders, reaching beyond the traditional boundaries of US presidential politics. As outsiders, the 2016 candidates are noteworthy, but not unique; indeed, the 2016 race resonates with the legacies of outsiders who have come before. This exhibition explores the rich history of select individuals, parties, events, and movements that have influenced US presidential elections from the outside—outside Washington politics, outside the two-party system, and outside the traditional conception of who can be an American president.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Reading
Visual Media
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Date Added:
09/01/2016
Becoming a Citizen of the United States
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The students will describe the process of becoming a United States citizen and the reason for the writing of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. They will understand how American society has become diverse through immigration and naturalization.

Subject:
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Charles Baumgardner
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Birth of a Nation, the NAACP, and the Balancing of Rights
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In this lesson students learn how Birth of a Nation reflected and influenced racial attitudes, and they analyze and evaluate the efforts of the NAACP to prohibit showing of the film.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Birth of a Nation, the NAACP, and the Balancing of Rights (Remixed to include TOC))
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In this lesson students learn how Birth of a Nation reflected and influenced racial attitudes, and they analyze and evaluate the efforts of the NAACP to prohibit showing of the film.

This is a remixed version to include the lesson activities within the Table of Contents.

Original: https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plans/birth-nation-naacp-and-balancing-rights

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michael Smith
Date Added:
12/31/2019
Bread and Roses Strike of 1912: Two Months in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that Changed Labor History
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The Lawrence Textile Strike was a public protest mainly of immigrant workers from several countries, including Austria, Belgium, Cuba, Canada, France, England, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Syria, and Turkey. According to the 1910 census, 65% of mill workers (many of whom eventually struck) lived in the United States for less than 10 years; 47% for less than five years. Prompted by a wage cut, the walkout spread quickly from mill to mill across the city. Strikers defied the assumptions of conservative trade unions within the American Federation of Labor that immigrant, largely female and ethnically diverse workers could not be organized. The Lawrence strike is referred to as the “Bread and Roses” strike and “The Strike for Three Loaves." The first known source to do so was a 1916 labor anthology, The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest by Upton Sinclair. Prior to that, the slogan, used as the title of a 1911 poem by James Oppenheim, had been attributed to ‘Chicago Women Trade Unionists.’ It has also been attributed to socialist union organizer Rose Schneiderman. James Oppenheim claimed his seeing women strikers in Lawrence carrying a banner proclaiming “We Want Bread and Roses Too” inspired the poem, “Bread and Roses.” The poem, however, was written and published in 1911 prior to the strike. Later the poem was set to music by Caroline Kohlsaat and then by Mimi Farina. The song and slogan are now important parts of the labor movement and women’s movement worldwide. This exhibition was made in collaboration with the Lawrence History Center and the University of Massachusetts Lowell History Department.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Primary Source
Unit of Study
Visual Media
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Date Added:
04/01/2013
Changes in My State
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Students will learn about their state as they collect and organize business information using State Facts for Students, a U.S. Census Bureau data tool. Students have the opportunity to examine data about kids their age, as well as a variety of other facts selected to appeal to young students. Students will create a bar graph to represent how the numbers of selected business types have changed between 2010 and 2016.

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
History/Social Sciences
American History
Economics
Government and Civics
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
U.S. Census Bureau
Provider Set:
Statistics in Schools
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper": Writing Women
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Using the landmark feminist short story "The Yellow Wall-paper," students will employ close reading concepts to analyze setting, narrative style, symbol, and characterization.

Subject:
English
Fiction
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" & the "New Woman"
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman's story "The Yellow Wall-paper" was written during atime of change. This lesson plan, the first part of a two-part lesson, helps to set the historical, social, cultural, and economic context of Gilman's story.

Subject:
English
Fiction
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Citizenship-Duties/Rights/Responsibilities/Traits
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Use slides to cover the concepts of duties, rights, responsibilities, and traits.  You can add pictures to the slides (or after) to showcase what they mean and/or have a discussion on where students see these being used.  To reinforce that students can apply the difference between the four different categories of rights/duties/traits/responsibilities, have students create a citizenship web of themselves using either construction paper or a digital slide/page of who they are as a citizen.  For further extension, have students add what each might look like for them as a citizen.  This helps them to categorize and explain the difference between duties and rights, as well as understanding their basic first amendment rights and traits of a citizen. 

Subject:
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Justin Blunt
Date Added:
11/29/2020