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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
1883: Narratives of Resistance
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Author: Daniel Shogan, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Students will learn about the 1883 Massacre in Danville, Virginia as an example of racist mob violence against African Americans. Within the context of the massacre, they will be shown primary documents from the event. These documents will provide the students with not only a lens into the Danville of the nineteenth century, but also provide them with an opportunity to think critically about the biases present in some of the documents. After careful discussion of the events and outcomes of the massacre, the students will be given vocabulary worksheets that help to define and underline the most important elements of the narrative.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Date Added:
04/15/2021
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
African American Service in US War Efforts
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In this lesson, students will survey the extent of and experiences of African Americans in military service during US war efforts from the Revolution to the Vietnam Conflict using a Hyperdoc (see attached) that can be assigned using your LMS system.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Social Sciences
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
Holly Wikewitz Means
Date Added:
05/07/2021
The Algorithm of the US Lawmaking Process
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The lawmaking process, as described in the US Constitution, is essentially an alogorithm that allows an idea to become a law. In this lesson, students will analyze and evaluate the process for creating laws at the Federal level and create a flow chart that shows the lawmaking process in an alogoritmic sequence. 

Subject:
Computer Science
Government and Civics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
MORGAN SAELER
Date Added:
08/06/2021
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
America's 2nd Founding
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In this learning experience, the students will complete a primary source inquiry into the impacts of Reconstruction on Black experiences in Virginia and the South. The students will use the Claim-Evidence-Reasoning structure to defend one of two claims.Students will analyze sources that depict/detail Black experiences and perspectives before, during, and after the Reconstruction. This learning experience will be most effective after students have been introduced to the what and when of Reconstruction.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
American History
Government and Civics
Virginia History
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
#GoOpenVA Administrator
CHRISTOPHER MATHEWS
Date Added:
04/15/2021
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