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Social Studies - U. S. History II
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Standard 2
Students will understand how the growth of industry changed the United States.
 
  • A Biography of America: The West
    Teachers & Students: Part of a larger website that covers American history. This website provides companion information to video series including interactive maps, transcript to video, timeline and links page.
  • EcEdWeb
    Economics Education Web, or EcEdWeb, is a superb starting point for economics education at all grade levels. There are lesson plans, links, activities, and resource documents.
  • Historical Census Viewer
    Use census data from 1790 to 1960 to study trends in county and state characteristics, such as population, ethnicity, education, and economics.
  • Interactive Immigration Map
    Shows, for each county in the US, where the largest foreign-born segment of the population came from. This data is available for each decade since 1880. Suggests many questions for both US History and individual state or local history.
  • Teacher Oz General US History
    A top notch collection of links for US history, with detailed subcategories.
  • The Statue of Liberty
    In this lesson, students learn about the effort to convince a skeptical American public to contribute to the effort to erect a pedestal and to bring the Statue of Liberty to New York. The activities in this lesson guide students through an investigation of primary historical documents and an analysis of the poem "The New Colossus," written by the nineteenth-century poet Emma Lazarus. From this page, teachers can access all the materials needed to complete the lesson.
  • Within These Walls
    From the Smithsonian, the history of one house over 200 years. The site emphasizes how historians discover information through artifacts. Includes a teacher's guide and reading list. Flash capabilities are needed for best results.

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