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Subject: Social Studies (10), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Spice up the Nineteenth Century!
Description: Students will make interactive outlines using the Internet of the reform movements, literature, trails, religion or technology of the early nineteenth century.


Subject: Social Studies (10), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: A Monumental Idea
Description: This is a small-group project utilizing web research, cooperation, creativity and hands-on production in order to fully understand the impact of social reformers of the 19th century. Students will be responsible for building a monument in tribute to a social reformer. Monuments will be displayed in the library. A one-page typed summary will be turned in with the monument which explains the reformer's relevance and accomplishments, as well as why the group chose that person to memorialize. There must be an inscription identifying the monument.


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Was There an Industrial Revolution? Americans at Work before the Civil War      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students learn about changes that occurred in the United States during the period of industrialization before the Civil War. They then determine which facts indicate whether early industrialization was a revolutionary or evolutionary process.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: Was There an Industrial Revolution? New Workplace, New Technology, New Consumers      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students learn about changes that occurred in the United States during the period of industrialization before the Civil War. They then determine which facts indicate whether early industrialization was a revolutionary or evolutionary process.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The First American Party System: U.S. Political Parties -- The Principle of Legitimate Opposition      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students explore critical factors leading to the development of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican parties. They reflect on the essential elements of an organized political party.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's ''The Yellow Wall-paper''-The ''New Woman''       Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students study the historical context of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story, The Yellow Wall-paper. Students focus particular attention on the economic conditions and social roles of 19th-century middle-class women.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's ''The Yellow Wall-paper'' -- Writing Women      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students study the setting, narrative style, symbolism, and characterization in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story, The Yellow Wall-paper. Students also learn about the economic conditions and social roles of 19th-century middle-class women.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817.      Add Bookmark
Description: Students make mental '' snapshots'' of a natural setting, then capture the details of their setting by writing and then creating a class booklet of the nature walk.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Panic of 1837 and the Presidency of Martin Van Buren      Add Bookmark
Description: In this EDSITEment lesson, students analyze period political cartoons as they study the causes of the economic downturn that began in 1836, Martin Van Buren's response as president, and the reaction to his measures. They reflect on the effect of party politics in Van Buren's response to the Panic of 1837, and the effect of Van Buren's policies on party politics.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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