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Bracero History Archive

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities, Primary Source, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/12/2009

This website provides online access to a collection of oral histories, photos, documents, and objects related to bracero history. Students can browse the archive, use social bookmarking tools to share resources, add th...


Bracero History Archive-Spanish Version

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Primary Source, Interactives & Media, Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/12/2009

This website provides online access to this collection of oral histories, photos, documents, and objects related to bracero history. Students can browse the archive, use social bookmarking tools to share resources, add their...


Brown v. Board of Education: A Landmark in American Justice Lesson

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 50 Minutes
Date Posted: 7/7/2008

In this classroom activity, students will examine both the integrationist and segregationist arguments from Brown v. Board of Education through role play and begin to explore the impact of the Supreme Court's decision through a primary source phot...


Brown v. Board of Education: Achieving Equality Lesson

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 50 Minutes
Date Posted: 7/7/2008

In this classroom activity, students will analyze political cartoons and letters to the editor in order to identify and analyze the range of reactions to the Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision, and the ways in which the Court's mandates were en...


Brown v. Board of Education: An Organized Legal Campaign Lesson

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Duration: 50 Minutes
Date Posted: 7/7/2008

In this classroom activity, students will create posters that will help them identify the role of Howard University as an African American cultural center, the emergence of black lawyers as civil rights leaders, the importance of the NAACP and the...


Brown v. Board of Education: Five Communities Change a Nation Lesson

Grade Range: 7-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 100 Minutes
Date Posted: 7/7/2008

In this classroom activity, students will research to gather information in order to create a radio broadcast about the five court cases that made up Brown v. Board of Education, and tell the stories of the African Americans from different walks o...


Brown v. Board of Education: Segregated America Lesson

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 7/7/2008

In this classroom activity, students will identify and discuss the condition and aspirations of free African Americans in the years following the Civil War, identify the social factors that led to the rise of Jim Crow segregation and evaluate the ...


Brown v. Board of Education: Separate and Unequal Education Lesson

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 50 Minutes
Date Posted: 7/7/2008

In this classroom activity, students will identify the purpose and goals of education in American society and explain why African Americans chose to challenge segregated education in their quest for equality.  This lesson is part of the onlin...


Build Your Own Gramophone

Grade Range: 1-6
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 10 Minutes
Date Posted: 8/29/2012

Create a cardboard gramophone and think about its connection to recorded sounds. This activity from Spark!Lab includes step-by-step directions, discussion questions, and ideas for extending your learning. Spark!Lab activities encourage young learn...


Build Your Own Speaker

Grade Range: 1-6
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 15 Minutes
Date Posted: 9/4/2012

A speaker is a device found in radios, telephones, and other electronic devices that converts electrical energy into sound energy. You can make your own speaker with some simple supplies. This activity from Spark!Lab includes step-by-step directio...

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