Lesson plans and classroom resources aligned with the 11th grade curriculum (1st & 2nd Semester)
Last Updated: May 9, 2011
This section is intended to supplement the curricula, textbooks, and materials you currently use for lessons on American inventions and innovations. The teacher-developed resources in the section will enhance the classroom experience for both you and your students. You might get started by showing the video, which traces the development of the electric guitar.
- Political Cartoons Illustrating Progressivism and the Election of 1912
The Progressive Era, as the period in history at the turn of the 20th century has come to be known, was a time of tremendous social, economic, and political changes, and the presidential election of 1912 typified the reform spirit of the period.
- Spanish American War
- The 1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii
- The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)
- The Way We Worked
Work and workplaces have gone through enormous transformations between the mid 19th and late 20th centuries. These changes are evident through photographs held by the National Archives and Records Administration. The distinctiveness of America's workforce was shaped by many factors—immigration and ethnicity, slavery and racial segregation, wage labor and technology, gender roles, class, as well as ideals of freedom and equality. Most importantly, these images honor those who built this country
- Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment
As the 150th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 approaches, historical documents and a script that the National Archives commissioned about the decades long struggle entitled Failure is Impossible serve as valuable teaching tools.