Grade Level Archives: 9th Grade

The Cost of Prosperity: Mass Consumption and Mass Production in the 1920s

The lesson will focus on two intertwined ideas: mass production and mass consumption. Students will examine these ideas through primary sources in class to define more...
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It Had to Happen

During the first “hot” skirmish of the Cold War, a larger battle brewed between a U.S. President and his General. This lesson will ask students more...
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The Gulf War and A One Superpower World

Students will analyze U.S. identity before, during, and after the Gulf War and evaluate its implications on U.S. foreign policy.
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Diplomacy – Might, Money, and Morals

This lesson will enhance student skills on analyzing primary source documents, and addressing the shift of American Diplomacy from Roosevelt’s Big Stick Diplomacy to Taft’s more...
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Memories in the Memorial

This lesson is designed primarily to provide students with a way to think about monuments historically, instead of simply as tourists. The goal of the more...
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Transatlantic Slavery with Scaffolding for English Language Learners (ELLs)

This lesson introduces the topic of transatlantic slavery using a variety of primary source maps, images and easy-to-read documents, with suggestions for differentiation for English more...
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A Rude Awakening: The Reaction of Japanese Americans to Executive Order 9066

In this lesson students will closely examine the impact of Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin Roosevelt due to the bombing of Pearl Harbor more...
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The role of government during WWI and its Impact on American society

Woodrow Wilson used propaganda, censorship laws and government intervention in the marketplace to unite Americans behind an unpopular war. What was the result of Wilson’s more...
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Why did they listen to Hitler anyway?

During this lesson students will spend 90 minutes developing background knowledge to describe why the German people should support Hitler’s election. They will have the more...
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President Obama’s various roles in comparison to those of two previous presidents

Students will observe a sample of three US Presidents’ daily schedules in order to categorize each of the eight roles the President fulfills in the more...
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