It’s the Bee’s Knees: Examining Clashing Cultures in the Roaring Twenties 

By Ceci Brunning and Jenna Bunnell  Originally, we were going to do our DBQ project on the emergence of flappers in the 1920s.  However, we decided that this topic was too specific, and thus decided to focus more broadly on the social tensions of the 1920s.  The 1920s were a decade full of controversial changes […]

Arriving in the Land of Plenty

Accessed: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Target Students: 9th through 12th grade (Questions can be revised to reflect grade level and content studied) Historic Skills: Sourcing and Corroboration Primary Source: This is an excerpt from the Poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus, 1883. An inscription of the poem was […]

Facts or Fiction? There’s a Genre for that!

Lesson Study 1: Sixth Grade Book Genres  Content: Throughout the year my sixth grade Language Arts class is introduced to different genres of books so that they can practice how to best read the material for comprehension and overall enjoyment. By the end of the year, the goal is for each student to read at […]