• Resource ID: SS8M1L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given short summaries about the reasons for European exploration and colonization of North America, students will compare English and Spanish settlements in the New World.

    • Resource ID: PBS458
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: Social Studies

    In this video segment from Nature, we learn that dogs were the first creatures to be domesticated. Ancient people thought of dogs as creatures of magic and as spiritual guardians. Dogs were often sacrificed and buried with people to protect them with their magical powers.

    • Resource ID: PBS442
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: Social Studies

    In this activity, students travel virtually to 25 different states from Alabama to Missouri. While on their journey students explore geography, learn state capitals and interesting facts along the way.

    • Resource ID: PBS449
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: Social Studies

    In this activity, students combine psychomotor skills and geography as they travel from Montana to Wyoming. As students travel from state to state, they learn regional facts and state capitals. 

    • Resource ID: USHM7L1
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given a timeline, students will understand the political, economic, and social impact of selected U.S. political leaders on the world from the 1970s into the 21st century.

    • Resource ID: USHM7L2
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given background information, students will describe the changing role of the United States as a world power during the Carter Administration.

    • Resource ID: USHM6L6
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given background information, students will be able to identify and analyze various methods of expanding the right to participate in the democratic process.

    • Resource ID: USHM7L3
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given information about social issues throughout U.S. history, students will describe the causes and effects of significant societal issues.

    • Resource ID: USHM7L5
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given selected examples of American art, music, and literature, students will be able to identify the era of U.S. history that is reflected in the art.

    • Resource ID: USHM7L4
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given background information about selected historical figures, students will be able to analyze the importance and contributions of women and people of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups to the national identity and the cultural landscape.

    • Resource ID: USHM1L5
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given information about Roosevelt’s Square Deal, students will create cause-and-effect diagrams to explain the reasons for and impact of selected reforms sponsored by the Roosevelt administration.

    • Resource ID: USHM1L1b
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given background information, students will be able to identify economic, social, and political issues surrounding the Gilded Age. Students will identify significant historical figures associated with the Gilded Age.

    • Resource ID: USHM3L1
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    The student understands the causes of the Great Depression.

    • Resource ID: USHM3L4
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given primary and secondary sources of information about selected New Deal measures (e.g., the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps or the passage of the Agricultural Adjustment Act), students will analyze how these measures affected various regions of the United States.

    • Resource ID: USHM3L10
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given background information, students will identify the social and economic impact of World War II on the American home front, such as the Great Depression, rationing, and increased opportunity for women and minority employment.

    • Resource ID: USHM4L6
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Students will identify ways in which Cold War tensions were intensified.

    • Resource ID: USHM6L1a
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given background information, students will be able to trace the historical development of the civil rights movement in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, and describe the roles of political organizations that promoted civil rights.

    • Resource ID: USHM1L2
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given broad categories that describe the major goals of the progressive movement and general information about selected issues of the late 1800’s/early 1900’s, students will categorize the issues according to corresponding progressive era goals.

    • Resource ID: USHM1L3
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    After analyzing primary and secondary resources about the child labor, the students should be able to draw conclusions about the need to reform child labor practices.

    • Resource ID: USHM1L4
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Students will describe how Upton Sinclair's The Jungle reflected issues of the Progressive Era.