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14: Maggie L. Walker Statue | How the Monuments Came Down
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See how descendants, community groups, and a National Park Service site worked together to establish a monument to Maggie L. Walker, an African American leader from Richmond, Virginia. 

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U.S. History
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Trish Reed
Date Added:
10/06/2021
The 14th Amendment
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Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center in conversation with Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute. Created by Aspen Institute.

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History
U.S. History
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Khan Academy
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Aspen Institute
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Aspen Institute
Date Added:
07/14/2021
15: Monument Avenue Commission | How the Monuments Came Down
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Learn how a mayoral commission attempted to reckon with Confederate monuments in Richmond, Virginia—and how political scandal and electoral change helped reshape the city’s statuary landscape. Note to Teachers:Some of these video clips include depictions of blackface; in an effort to provide authentic and transparent resources about the historical experiences of Black Americans, these moments were not censored. Sensitive: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.

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U.S. History
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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
The 15th Amendment
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Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center in conversation with Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute. Created by Aspen Institute.

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History
U.S. History
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Khan Academy
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Aspen Institute
Author:
Aspen Institute
Date Added:
07/14/2021
"1619 Project": The Idea of America
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In this lesson students will read to uncover hidden truths about the many contributions of enslaved Africans to the development of the United States. They will express their understanding by writing a text-based claim supported by evidence to show how African Americans paved the way for other marginalized communities to fight oppression, so the principles of American democracy apply to all people in America.

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History
U.S. History
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pulitzer Center
Author:
Buffalo Public Schools Office of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives
Date Added:
06/28/2021
16: Summer 2020 | How the Monuments Came Down
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Discover why protests in Richmond, Virginia, following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, centered on Monument Avenue—a grand boulevard then-lined with statues of Confederates.

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U.S. History
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Trish Reed
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10/06/2021
17: Removal of Monuments | How the Monuments Came Down
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See the removal of Confederate monuments in Richmond, Virginia—first, through direct action by protestors, and then by city-ordered cranes—amid summer 2020 protests against systemic racism following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 

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U.S. History
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Trish Reed
Date Added:
10/06/2021
1869: A Report on Schools in North Carolina
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In this lesson, students use a guided reading to look at a report on the status of education in North Carolina in 1869, and discuss the reasons given then for why the Governor and Legislature should support educating North Carolina's children. They are provided an opportunity to compare and contrast the 1869 document against their own ideas about the civic duty to attend school through age sixteen, and its relative value to the state and the country.

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Arts and Humanities
History
U.S. History
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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LEARN NC Lesson Plans
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Victoria Schaefer
Date Added:
07/06/2004
1883: Narratives of Resistance
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Author: Daniel Shogan, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History Students will learn about the 1883 Massacre in Danville, Virginia as an example of racist mob violence against African Americans. Within the context of the massacre, they will be shown primary documents from the event. These documents will provide the students with not only a lens into the Danville of the nineteenth century, but also provide them with an opportunity to think critically about the biases present in some of the documents. After careful discussion of the events and outcomes of the massacre, the students will be given vocabulary worksheets that help to define and underline the most important elements of the narrative.

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U.S. History
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Author:
Woodson Collaborative
Date Added:
02/24/2023
1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii
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This site recounts the struggle for control of Hawaii between native Hawaiians and American business interests in the late 1800s. This 1897 petition and a lobbying effort by native Hawaiians convinced the U.S. Congress not to annex the islands. But months later the U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana and the Spanish-American War began. The U.S. needed a mid-Pacific fueling station and naval base.

Primary source images, standards correlation, and teaching activities are included in this resource.

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History
U.S. History
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Activity/Lab
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National Archives and Records Administration
Date Added:
08/24/2007
18: Marcus-David Peters and Systemic Racism | How the Monuments Came Down
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Learn about Marcus-David Peters, a teacher in Richmond, Virginia, who was killed by police while having a mental health crisis, and why activists there see his death as one of many examples of how white supremacy endures in the city even as Confederate statues have been removed. 

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U.S. History
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Trish Reed
Date Added:
10/06/2021
1904 World’s Fair—Exhibition of the Igorot Filipino People
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After the Philippine-American War ended in 1902, Americans became fascinated by the natives of the newly acquired territory, which led to the development of anthropological exhibits showcasing what “primitive” life was like in the Philippines. During this time period, anthropologists adopted an evolutionary perspective rooted in white superiority. One of the exhibits featured the Igorot people, who anthropologist Albert Jenks believed were the most uncivilized tribe in the Philippines. These exhibits/human zoos sparked the creation of negative stereotypes of both the Igorot people and the Filipino community. Students will view the video segment from Asian Americans and engage in activities and discussions to explore the power of perception and its impact on shaping the identities of Asian Americans. Students will also examine the U.S. politics and scientific theories that shaped the perception of Americans and sought to justify U.S. colonization in the Pacific and the mistreatment of the Filipino community.

2021 Social Science Standards Integrated with Ethnic Studies:
Civics and Government: HS.2, HS.9
Historical Knowledge: 5.22, 6.20, 6.21, 8.22, 8.25, HS.52, HS.63, HS.64
Historical Thinking: 5.24, 7.25, 8.31, HS.67, HS.70
Social Science Analysis: 5.26, 5.27, 6.24, 7.27, 8.33, 8.34, 8.36, HS.72, HS.73, HS.74, HS.78

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English Language Arts
History
U.S. History
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Lesson Plan
Author:
The Asian American Education Project
Date Added:
02/02/2023
1920s urbanization and immigration
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By the 1920s, a majority of the US population lived in cities rather than in rural areas. In this video, Kim explores the economic opportunities cities offered to women, migrants, and immigrants, as well as the passage of new immigration restrictions.

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History
U.S. History
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Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
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Khan Academy
Author:
Kim Kutz
Date Added:
07/14/2021
1941 Axis momentum accelerates in WW2
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In 1941, the Axis gains further momentum with control of most of Continential Europe. Hitler decides to break pact and invade Stalin's Soviet Union. United States enters World War II after Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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History
U.S. History
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Khan Academy
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Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/14/2021
1943 Axis losing in Europe
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In 1943, the tide really turns in favor of the Allies in World War II. They are able to push the Axis out of N.Africa and force a surrender from Italy (along with Mussolini being deposed). The Soviets are able to start pushing the Axis out of the Soviet Union.

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History
U.S. History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/14/2021
1944 - Allies advance further in Europe
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As we go into 1944, we see the allies land at Normandy, liberate France and face Germany in their last major counteroffensive at the Battle of the Bulge. On the Eastern Front, the Soviets end Siege of Leningrad and begin to push through Poland and Romania. In the south, Allies land in southern France and take Rome.

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History
U.S. History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Khan Academy
Author:
Sal Khan
Date Added:
07/14/2021