The curated resources linked below are an initial sample of the resources coming from a collaborative and rigorous review process with the EAD Content Curation Task Force.
Students will examine arguments concerning the role of the government during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Bill of Rights Institute
A curated collection of documents, documents-based resources and programs, lesson plans, and discussion questions related to the Civil Rights Movements of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Intended for teachers who are eager to get started using original documents, but are unsure of where to start.
A documents-based exploration of Reconstruction in the American South, with guiding essay questions, documents representing different and often conflicting views on the same issue, and full audio recordings of all documents.
During World War II, the United States government forcibly removed over 120,000 Japanese Americans from the Pacific Coast. These individuals, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were sent to ten camps built throughout the western interior of the United States. In this webcast, panelists explore this period in American history and consider how fear and prejudice can upset the delicate balance between the rights of citizens and the power of the state.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
This resource helps students examine how a society rebuilds after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals of democracy are most vulnerable. By studying the Reconstruction era, students build a complex understanding of the dilemmas and conflicts Americans faced during this period and its legacies today.