Need some help with your American History lessons? Take a peek at my lesson plans and ideas. Below are my weekly lessons for weeks 18 - 19: Our New Nation. My first year teaching I was dying to see other teachers' plan books, but most of them were either blank or didn't seem suitable for our...
When she died, Evita was the most popular woman in Latin America. Not only immortalized in culture but in body. Mummified shortly after death, the body of Evita has a remarkable story to tell.
"In a Barren Land" traces the history of betrayal and inhumanity visited upon the Native American people by colonization.
Was slavery in the Americas as bad as it has been historically portrayed? What other types of labor did slaves perform other than picking cotton on Georgia's huge antebellum plantations? This article examines some other common slave duties on some of the most famous early slave plantations in the...
The history of totem poles around the Pacific Rim and Subpolar regions is many centuries old. In-depth research and interviewing from AD1700 to the present have revealed a global phenomenon previously unknown.
This article covers the novel by Alan Taylor entitled "American Colonies", and answers specific questions from each chapter in the novel. This article should assist AP American History students.
My first year teaching I was dying to see other teachers' plan books, but most of them were either blank or didn't seem suitable for our students ("high-risk" with poor reading skills). After teaching American history to 8th graders for a few years, I've developed this webpage in the hopes that it...
1,200 human bones were recently found in Ben Franklin's basement. What were they doing there and who put them there? The mystery is on!
The significance of the Boston Tea Party of 1773. The focus is on initial actions, idea of British occupation and the idea of radical protest.
This article explores the life and character of Nat Turner; famous leader of the Southampton Slave Insurrection.