Lesson plans and classroom resources aligned with the 11th grade curriculum (1st & 2nd Semester)
Last Updated: May 9, 2011
- 73rd Congress
Now at your fingertips are (1) major laws - more than 200 examples - passed by Congress from 1933 to the present, (2) the partisan composition of each Congress, along with the presidential administration and the congressional leaders, (3) the session dates of each Congress, (4) measures of legislative productivity, such as the number of bills introduced and passed, (5) information about women and African-Americans serving in Congress, (6) examples of documents and audiovisual materials
- BBC: World War One Movies
Contemporary photographs, dramatised diary readings and interviews with veterans exploring key themes of World War One.
- FDR's First Inaugural Address
The first document featured with this article is the speech given on Inauguration Day in March 1933. It is particularly memorable for its attack on the psychology of the Great Depression. Less memorable but more enduring is the justification that Roosevelt planned to use to expand the power of the federal government to achieve his legislative objectives and thereby ease the effects of the Great Depression. Woven throughout his inaugural address was his plan.
- New Deal Network
NDN seeks to make the most of the interactive, communications and publication capacities of the Internet. Its designers intend to bring many different institutions and individuals into the ongoing construction of the site and to stimulate students and historians throughout the United States to discover and document the human and material legacy of the New Deal. At the core of the NDN is a database of 20,000 photographs, political cartoons, and texts.
- Photographs of Lewis Hine: Documentation of Child Labor
By the early 1900s many Americans were calling child labor "child slavery" and were demanding an end to it. They argued that long hours of work deprived children of the opportunity of an education to prepare themselves for a better future. Instead, child labor condemmed them to a future of illiteracy, poverty, and continuing misery. In 1904 a group of progressive reformers founded the National Child Labor Committee, an organization whose goal was the abolition of child labor.
- Scopes Trial
- Social Security
- Sow the Seeds of Victory! Posters from the Food Administration During World War I
Even in peaceful times Americans frequently debate fundamental questions about government: What should the federal government do? What does the Constitution sanction? What does it prohibit? What is the relationship between governmental action and volunteerism? During wars, declared or not, Americans argue even more fervently as they often witness government undertaking different and more numerous roles than it undertakes during peacetime.
- The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
- The Great Depression
The Great Depression, in particular, is an event that provides the opportunity to teach and learn a great deal about economics. This curriculum is designed to provide teachers with economic lessons that they can share with their students to help them understand this significant experience in U.S. history.
- The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
- The Zimmermann Telegram
Between 1914 and the spring of 1917, the European nations engaged in a conflict that became known as World War I. While armies moved across the face of Europe, the United States remained neutral. In 1916 Woodrow Wilson was elected President for a second term, largely because of the slogan "He kept us out of war." Events in early 1917 would change that hope.