EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 15 for April 11, 2018
This elementary school lesson engages students with primary source materials that make vivid the journeys and lives of immigrant children in the early 20th century and today. It features video interviews with kids who have recently immigrated and archival photos of child immigrants from the turn of the 20th century.
Primary source interviews with five recent immigrants…
EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 14 for April 4, 2018
EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 13 for March 28, 2018
The instrumental role Dorothea Dix played in reforming prisons and mental institutions, and the actions of Horace Mann in his campaign for free public education are at the center of this lesson. How did improvements in conditions for people in the public charge, whether prisoners or people institutionalized because of disability, come about? How did the the idea of who gets to be educated chang…
This lesson invites students to wonder about what life was like as a disabled WWI veteran. The lesson provides materials and instructions for guiding students in analysis of primary source materials that include a song about shell shock, a cartoon contrasting wounded veterans with rich profiteers, Red Cross posters, and a photograph highlighting life-changing war injuries.
EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 12 for March 21, 2018
Incurring a disability at work was a common occurrence of the Industrial Revolution. In this lesson, students will explore how such injuries impacted the lives of workers in an era before many public and private supports that we take for granted today. This lesson integrates disability history into a much larger 14-day unit on the Industrial Revolution. The lesson plan provides a series of act…
EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 11 for March 14, 2018
EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 10 for March 7, 2018