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Lesson Plans for Democracy in Performance 2012

For Social Realism 2012 art exhibit

Social and Political Issues in Art
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/high/Sara-social.htm

Social Realism lesson plans – several topics
http://www.lessonplanet.com/lesson-plans/social-realism

For Sojourner Truth
For 6th-8th grade students, focus on her women’s rights and abolitionist activism  
http://learningtogive.org/lessons/unit133/lesson2.html#lesson


For Escaped Slave Stories
Elementary school level lesson plans on Slavery and the Making of America
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/teachers/lessons.html

Documenting the South Classroom Resources Website: African American History Lesson Plans
For grades 9-12 on Post Reconstruction North Carolina http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/2932
http://docsouth.unc.edu/classroom/lessonplans/aa_history.html

For The Promised Land:  Immigration to America
Library of Congress Materials including Primary Source Documents on Immigration from 1851-1900
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/riseind/immgnts/

Mary Antin’s, The Promised Land online edition
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/antin/land/land.html

For Tales from the Great Depression
Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt – Lesson Plans, Lecture Notes, Case Studies
 http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/teachinger/
for more about The National Youth Administration
http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/teachinger/glossary/nya.cfm#N_1_

For Century of Struggle:  Women’s Vote
From the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library
http://www.woodrowwilson.org/womens-suffrage/321-womens-suffrage-includes-lesson-plan
From the Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/lessons/women-rights/
The Bonus Army – Primary Documents from the Roland Marchland archive at UC Davis
http://historyproject.ucdavis.edu/lessons/view_lesson.php?id=45

For The Struggle for Civil Rights and the Birth of the NAACP
From the National Endowment for the Humanities (for 9th -12th grades)
http://edsitement.neh.gov/curriculum-unit/naacps-anti-lynching-campaigns-quest-social-justice-interwar-years

For Workers: Triumph and Tragedy
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
For 6th-8th grades
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/ntti/resources/lessons/fireinthesky/
General topics, ideas and materials for teaching about the fire and its impact on labor
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/100-years-later-examining-the-impact-of-the-triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire/
The Bread & Roses Strike
Materials sources and lesson ideas
http://becomingamerica.edublogs.org/2010/11/14/fall-seminar-7-resources-bread-and-roses-strikeuprising-of-the-20000/

For Jazz and Resistance to Jim Crow
On Jim Crow
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/education_lessonplan.html
On the Harlem Renaissance
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/arts/jan-june11/harlem_01-26.html

For JFK and the Civil Rights Movement
JFK and the Freedom Riders
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/kennedy-administration-and-civil-rights-movement
For grade 10 on Freedom Summer
http://core.libraries.wright.edu/handle/2374.WSU/4346

For Child Labor in the Progressive Era
March of the Mill Children – The Autobiography of Mary Harris (Mother) Jones, Chapter X.
http://womenshistory.about.com/library/etext/mj/bl_mj10.htm
Library of Congress – Child Labor 1830-1930
http://library.mtsu.edu/tps/lessonplans&ideas/Lesson_Plan--Child_Labor_in_the_United_States.pdf

For Dance Democracy Project
Creating non-verbal story telling
http://www.eatgoodbread.com/Interpretive%20Dance.pdf