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Culture:
My Lessons and Resources

The American Anthropological Association
Resources from the AAA designed specifically to address race and ethnicity in a K-12 setting
http://www.aaanet.org/committees/commissions/aec/index.htm
http://www.aaanet.org/

Digital History: Ethnic America
Concentrates especially on the immigration waves of the late 19th and early 20th centuries but addresses the basic concept of ethnic diversity in America and its historical significance.  You could pull a mini unit on immigration just from this site.
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/historyonline/ethnic_am.cfm

Lesson Plans from Edsitement
Developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this site contains several lessons on culture and promoting tolerance for other people.
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=285
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=272
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=255

Asia For Educators from Columbia University
Resources for teaching about Asia including art, language, religion, society and culture, economy, etc.  Includes photos, documents, narratives and more
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/

Center for East Asian Studies from Smith College
Online Resources to support K-14 East Asian Studies
http://www.smith.edu/fcceas/links.html

East Asian Studies Center: Resources and Publications
Also contains links to many other sites for Asian studies
http://www.indiana.edu/~easc/resources/index.htm

Asian Studies from the City College of New York
Reference and Research
http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/library/asian.html

The Japan Project from globaled.org
This particular lesson focuses on “The Role of Traditional Attitudes in Modern Japan”
http://www.globaled.org/japanproject/lessons/lesson01_2.php

Ancient Japan from Washington State University
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/ANCJAPAN/ANCJAPAN.HTM

The Russo-Japanese War Research Society
Lots of Documents and Newspaper articles from the time period.
http://www.russojapanesewar.com/documents.html

Primary Source Programs China
 http://www.primarysource.org/programs/china/default.php

PBS – Islam: Empire of Faith
Its from PBS, so of course its wonderful stuff.  Following links also include lessons dealing with the Middle East in General and the role of culture and religion in today’s conflicts.
http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/
http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/eduk12plan.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/questions/nations/
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/teachers/lp_peace2.html

Discovery School: Culture
From the Discovery Channel, this link contains results from my own previous search for culture
http://search.discovery.com/search?site=schContent&proxystylesheet=sch&num=10&client=
sch&output=xml_no_dtd&getfields=*&filter=0&q=culture

National Geographic Xpeditions
Great Resource for culture and cultural themes and present day problems.  Encompasses the entire world and combines Geography and History.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/
The Spread of Buddhism:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/06/g912/buddhism.html

Internet East Asian History Sourcebook
Documents for Japan, China and Korea from Fordham University
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/eastasia/eastasiasbook.html#Japan
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/eastasia/eastasiasbook.html#Japan%20as%20a%20World%20Power

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Adolescent Rituals

Political Cartoons

Values and Norms

Body Language Saavy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold War:
My Lessons and Resources

Google Search Results for American Occupation of Japan
Primary source material that was oddly difficult to find
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q="american+occupation"+"japan"+"primary+sources

British Columbia Education:  Transformations and Tension 1945-1963
An entire Unit on the origins of the Cold War
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/his12/tat2.htm

CNN Interactive:  The Cold War
Interactive would be the word here – Great place to point the students to start their research or to bring them to the computer lab and work this site as a class.
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/

The Cold War Museum
Includes links, Newspapers and magazine articles, Government links and espionage information.
http://www.coldwar.org/resources.html#BookLinks

World War II Alliances from the history department at Grand Forks S.D.
The very start of the Cold War.  Following link is for Civil Defense and the Domestic Impact of the Cold War
http://history.grand-forks.k12.nd.us/NDHistory/LessonPrintedVersion.aspx?LessonID=172
http://history.grand-forks.k12.nd.us/NDHistory/LessonPrintedVersion.aspx?LessonID=133

The Political Dr. Seuss from PBS
This section deals directly with post war U.S. and Dr. Seuss’ political commentary
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/politicaldrseuss/seuss_fla.html

Yale Law School: The Avalon Project
Middle East 1916-2001: A Documentary Record
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/mideast/mideast.htm

National Archives and Record Administration
Postwar United States - Lessons 1945-1970
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/postwar-us.html

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Industrial Revolution:
My Lessons and Resources

Ten Hours Bill Testimony from Spartacus Schoolnet
Actual testimony from the historic Ten Hours bill debates in Parliament that sought to regulate the workday for Women and Children during the early years of the Industrial Revolution.  Includes testimony of the affects of factory work on children as young as 8 years old.  This really is the essence of what people in all walks of life thought of the Industrial Revolution.
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Twork.htm

The Smithsonian Institute: Unit 2 Early Industrialization
Follow the links to the Industrial Life Game – My 7th graders loved it!!  It is the best thing in the world to concretely show the nature of life during the IR and the differences in social classes and their circumstances.
http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/whole_cloth/u2ei/index.html

The History Channel
Lesson plans from one of the greatest projects ever!
http://www.saveourhistory.com/educators/monthly_lesson_plans.html

The History Place: Child Labor in America
The most incredible group of Photos I have ever seen – by Lewis W. Hine with his own original captions
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/index.html

By Kids For Kids – Young inventors
Helps kids explore the actual invention process and encourages them to create their own stuff – free lesson plans and resources for the classroom
http://kids.patentcafe.com/teachers/index.asp

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Another site dedicated to the history and continuation of the creative process
http://invention.smithsonian.org/home/

Kid Info: “The Best Homework and Student, Teacher/Parent Web Resource”
The title is their, not mine, and the link is for a search on the Industrial Revolution
http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Industrial_Revolution.html

Digital History: Industrialization and the Working Class
Includes primary sources on the Great Railroad Strike
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=224

42explore2.com
The Industrial Revolution
http://www.42explore2.com/industrial.htm
Biographies of the Industrial Revolution:
http://www.42explore2.com/industrial2.htm

Tsongas Industrial History Center:  Classroom Activities
”From Farm to Factory” is geared for grades 3-5 but can easily be modified to middle school level by incorporating some lecture and discussion questions
http://www.uml.edu/tsongas/programs/f2f.htm

Tracks across America
”This lesson describes the waves of immigration that changed social patterns and labor relations in the late nineteenth century. It also explores the changes that industrialization and urbanization brought to the country. Duncan and his father visit Milwaukee, where they learn about the push and pull factors which influenced immigrants to the U.S. from a Polish immigrant.”
http://www.ecb.org/tracks/mod9.htm

Webquests on the Industrial Revolution
http://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/GNPS/Pages/elemlinks/webquest/industrial/webquesthomepage.htm
http://www.guhsd.net/mcdowell/wq/ir/

 

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Ten Hours Bill mock trial

The Industrial Revolution