Lesson plans and classroom resources aligned with the 7th grade curriculum (1st & 2nd Semester)
Last Updated: May 16, 2011
- Great Depression Lesson Plans
History holds many economic lessons. 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.
- National Archives: Great Depression & WWII
- Social Security - Primary Source Lesson Plans
- 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.
- Building the Empire State Building
The Empire State Building was once the tallest structure in the world. Unbelievably, its workers - who were photographed by Lewis M. Hine - completed New York City's famous landmark in barely more than a year. This historic footage, incorporated into a documentary about New York, shows the building as it came to life during its 410 days of construction (beginning in March of 1930).