Dear Mrs. Roosevelt - Analyzing Letters
This section contains a series of questions or tasks that ask students to analyze the letters found at this Web Site. Each task stands alone, so you can pick and choose what seems useful to you based on your specific curriculum needs. This lesson plan is one of many found on the New Deal website.
The Ex-Slave Narratives Lesson Plans
These lessons include slave narratives, analyzing historical documents, and compare/contrast slave experiences using technology and collaborative learning groups.
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective
Students gain a sense of the living history that surrounds the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Through studying primary source materials from American Memory and other online resources, students of all backgrounds may better grasp how historical events and human forces have shaped relationships between black and white, and rich and poor cultures of our country.
This unit guides students on a journey through the Depression Era in the 1930s. Activities familiarize the students with Southern experiences through the study of the novel and African American experiences through the examination of primary sources.
Children of the Great Depression
This website provides information, photographs, music, and more about life and events during the Great Depression.
SEEING AMERICA: Thomas Hart Benton’s Boomtown, 1928
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the WPA/Federal Art Project government agency employed artists in a variety of media and on
a wide range of projects. Benton’s painting was the result of a summer sketching trip that took him to Borger, Texas.
Alabama Moments in American History
This website provides supplemental materials correlated to the 10th and 11th grade Social Studies Course of Study and the graduation exam. These resources were created in an effort to show how Alabama's history is interwoven with the history of the U. S.
Voices from the Dust Bowl
Covering a period between 1940 and 1941, this collection documents the lives of Dust Bowl migrants living in Farm Security Administration (FSA) camps in California.