Lesson plans and classroom resources aligned with the 7th grade curriculum (1st & 2nd Semester)
Last Updated: May 16, 2011
- History Place - Child Labor in America Photographs
Investigative photos of Lewis W. Hine.
- National Archives - The Way We Worked Traveling Show
- National Archives: Development of the Industrial United States
- Picturing Modern America
Picturing Modern America (PMA) contains interactive exercises designed to: deepen students' understanding of common topics in the study of modern America 1880-1920, build students' skills in analyzing primary sources, especially visual sources, generate questions that students can pursue by searching in American Memory and other sources.
- Smithsonian Source: Inventions (DBQs, lesson plans, primary source, video)
- Teaching With Documents: Photographs of Lewis Hine: Documentation of Child Labor
Lewis Hine, a New York City schoolteacher and photographer, believed that a picture could tell a powerful story. He felt so strongly about the abuse of children as workers that he quit his teaching job and became an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee. Hine traveled around the country photographing the working conditions of children in all types of industries. He photographed children in coal mines, in meatpacking houses, in textile mills, and in canneries.
- Whole Cloth: Discovering Science and Technology Through American History
The curriculum is composed of eight independent units that examine the history of textiles, the technology and science of production, and their consumption. Each unit deals with some aspect of cloth or clothing production or use. The modules drop in and connect to the traditional American history, American Studies, and American Social History courses as taught in middle and high schools.