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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
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Program Information

Today's Meet (online and live comment streaming for the Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness TAH program)
2012-2013 Calendar of Events
State of Connecticut Social Studies Standards
Mini-Grant Application
Keeping it Real: Teaching with Primary Sources
Modifying Documents (Joe Jelen's Powerpoint Presentation)
Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) Lesson Directions
Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) Template
Locating Primary Sources (Online Resources)
Introduction to "Opening Up the Textbook" (OUT) Lesson
Opening Up the Textbook (OUT) Lesson Instructions
OUT Lesson Template
Vietnam War Lesson


General Resources
History Forum Handouts
Mailing Lists


General Resources



History Forum Handouts and Online Resources


The Immigrant Experience in California
July 8-17, 2-13

Trip Itinerary
Latinos in the United States
Steve Pitti, Yale University
April 25, 2013

American Latinos and the Making of the United States (National Park System Advisory Board)
Mexicans and Other Latinos in the United States (Professor Pitti's Powerpoint)
Aquí Me Quedo: Puerto Ricans in Connecticut
Ruth Glasser, University of Connecticut, Waterbury
March 21, 2013

Aquí Me Quedo, by Ruth Glasser
Aquí Me Quedo: Teachers Guide
Aquí Me Quedo: Teachers Guide, Elementary School Edition
Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century
Nancy Foner
October 18, 2012

Immigration in the Twenty-First Century (powerpoint presentation)
The Irish in America
Edward O'Donnell
October 18, 2012

The Irish in America (powerpoint presentation)
How History Narratives Change over Time
Kyle Ward
September 13, 2012

Kyle Ward's Presentation Documents:
History Test
History Test: Answers
Teaching With Textbooks
Historiography and the History Classroom
Women and the Civil Rights Movement
Judy Richardson
May 17, 2012

Civil Rights Movement Teacher Resource Websites
Eyes on the Prize PBS program descriptions
Civil Rights Movement Vets
The Zinn Education Project
The Zinn Education Project introduces students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of United States history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.
Mississippi Freedom School Curriculum Materials (1964)
Eyes on the Prize (both series) DVDs and Teachers Resource book
NCHE 2012 (Gretchen Gurr's Powerpoint)
NCHE 2012 (Joyce Moore's Powerpoint)
The Women's Suffrage Movement
Carol Faulkner, Syracuse University
April 26, 2012

The American Women's Suffrage Movement, 1869-1920 (Carol's powerpoint presentation)
Women and Reform in 19th Century America
Stacey Robertson, Bradley University
March 15, 2012

A More Perfect World (powerpoint presentation)
Women in Colonial America
Rebecca Tannenbaum
February 16, 2012

Professor Rebecca Tannenbaum's Powerpoint Presentation
Women's Photography and Social Reform
Laura Wexler
January 19, 2012

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY: Documentary Photography and the Great Depression
Social Forces Visualized: Photography and Scientific Charity, 1900-1920
Race, Women and the City in Progressive Era America
Mary Ting Yi Lui, Yale University
November 17, 2011

Bibliography
Race, Women and the City in Progressive Era America (Professor Lui's Powerpoint Presentation)

Teaching Documents
Progressive Reformers SAC documents
SAC Capture Sheet Progressive Reformers

Factory Women in Antebellum American
Thomas Dublin
October 20, 2011

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
U.S. Environmentalism Since 1945
Steven Stoll, Fordham University
May 19, 2011

Professor Steven Stoll's powerpoint presentation on The U.S. Environmental Movement Since 1945
Robert Bullard, "Environmental Racism in the United States" (1993)
1989 Address by Cesar Chavez, President UFW of America, AFL-CIO (Pesticides)

Ideas for Integrating Webcams into Instruction
Mic Stand to Make Your Own Document Camera
Uses for a Document Camera in Class
15 Interesting Ways to Use a Webcam in Class
CommonCraft Video - Students can create similar videos using a webcam (Learn how)
Connect with a Global Classroom

Thomas Dodd Center
Saturday, April 30, 2011

Selected bibliography, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Sheldon Stern, John F. Kennedy Library and Museum historian, (1977-1999)
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Documents from the JFK Library
The Great Depression and the New Deal
Nick Taylor
November 18, 2010

Nick Taylor's Powerpoint Presentation
Looking Closer at FDR's Fireside Chats
New Deal Network
The Plow that Broke the Plains (Film by Pare Lorenz)
Trip to Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty
November 13, 2010

Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
Ellis Island National Monument
Statue of Liberty National Grant
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
John McClymer, Assumption College
October 21, 2010

Teaching the Triangle Fire, John McClymer
The Triangle Factory Fire, Cornell University
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Trial, Famous Trials
World War One
Jay Winter, Yale University
September 30, 2010

The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century


Year 2009-2010

Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War
Professor Harry Stout, Yale University

Prof. Robertson's Powerpoint Presentation for her lecture, "The Abolitionists and American Slavery"
Professor Stacey Robertson, Bradley University

Resources for our visit to the Harriett Beecher Stowe Center

The Coming of the Civil War
Professor Gary Kornblith, Oberlin College

Resources for Lowell Mills Field Trip

Resources for African Americans and Abolitionism
Professor Richard Newman



Mailing Lists


The following mailing lists and electronic newsletters are useful sources of information for U.S. History teachers:


Internet Scout Report

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Gilder Lehrman Center Newsletter

WASHINGTON UPDATE (National Coalition for History)

Teaching History (An e-newsletter of the National History Education Clearinghouse)

Teaching Tolerance (A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)