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American Revolution

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Westward Expansion


Westward Expansion

Many of the innovations, legislations and people groups of the Westward Expansion of the United States are represented in this Image. How are the Native Americans portrayed? Are they left in the fog as the train of progress pushes westward?

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welcome to all


Chinese Immigration

How was a national identity constructed by the American reaction to Chinese immigration?

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Girls sewing


Lewis Hine and Social Change

How did Lewis W. Hine impact social change in the early 20th century?

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British Empire


Age of Imperialism

How did the need for natural resources in the age of industry ultimately drive imperialism, domination of resource rich non-industrialized nations, in the various regions of the world from the mid to late 19th century and the early 20th century?

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Women's Suffrage Parade


Women's Suffrage

During the women’s suffrage movement, not unlike other movements, different factions arose that used various methods to fight for their cause. Evaluate how well the methods of each group helped in passing the 19th Amendment.

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Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange    

The Great Depression

How did photojournalism influence public opinion of the New Deal programs?

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Japanese oath    

Japanese Internment

What was the experience of the Japanese Americans interned in camps during WWII?

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Little Rock 9 and National Guard    

Civil Rights Movement

How did the actions of young people after the Brown decision help continue the struggle for civil rights?

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sweat lodge    

Native Americans

Why do Sioux eat buffalo and Nunivak eat beluga?

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While there would be many areas of “progress” that student could examine, this documentary kit focuses on changes in transportation and its impact on society. Ultimately students grapple with the concept of “progress” and answer the following question:

Since the Industrial Revolution, have advances in transportation created progress?

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Carter Walks to Inauguration    

Presidential Inaugurations

Have Inauguration Day ceremonies effectively embodied the principles of the US Constitution?

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and the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program