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Eighth Grade: New York & the Nation, 19th–20th centuries
In this series, students prepare for the rigors of high school and beyond. As you work your way from the 19th through the 20th centuries, students will dig deep to learn how women, native people, people of color, and other marginalized groups responded to and were affected by eras and events that still reverberate through our modern world.
In the finale, students work in groups to create a timeline of American history from the end of the Civil War to the height of the Civil Rights Movement, demonstrating how everything they have learned is interconnected.
- Session 1: Industrialization
- Session 2: Manifest Destiny
- Session 3: Immigration
- Session 4: World War I
- Session 5: The Roaring Twenties
- Session 6: The Great Depression
- Session 7: World War II
- Session 8: Civil Rights
- Session 9: Culmination—A Visual Timeline