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What pushes and pulls people into new ways of life? In this lesson, students use artifacts, documents, and photographs to help them answer this question. [...] »

Labor Day means more than the beginning of the school year. Bring the holiday into the classroom with Teachinghistory.org's resources! [...] »

Introduce students to the importance of oral history while simultaneously teaching them about 20th-century labor unions. [...] »

How did the women's suffrage movement use the rise of journalism to its advantage? TJ Boisseau looks at what photographs reveal. [...] »

History is imbedded in the smallest objects. In this lesson, students examine how a simple farming tool connects to the work done by United Farm Workers. [...] »

Students are often disconnected from the past. Why not immerse them in historic study by building off things they already know? [...] »

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, and what kinds of work do textbooks leave out? [...] »

How can you make history relevant to your students? Social studies/history education professor Anthony Pellegrino suggests teaching thematically—in this case, with class and labor. [...] »

Provides a comprehensive list of websites and strategies to creatively introduce students to Progressive Era topics. [...] »

Use the Triangle Shirtwaist fire to examine the benefits and costs of industrialization. [...] »