Lesson plans and classroom resources aligned with the 8th grade curriculum (1st & 2nd Semester)
Last Updated: May 16, 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
- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Great Depression
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— whether you’re studying the economic reasons that the Depression took place, the factors that helped it come to an end or the impact on Americans who lived through it. This curriculum is designed to provide teachers with economic lessons that they can share with their students to help them understand this significant event.
- Historical Thinking Matters: Social Security
Welcome to Historical Thinking Matters, a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.
- National Archives: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
- 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.
- Scholastic: Great Depression
Provides background information, primary sources, and acitivities related to the Great Depression.