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.
In 1898, the U.S. officially annexed Hawaii—but did Hawaiians support this? In this lesson, students read two newspaper articles, both hosted on the website Chronicling America, which make very different arguments about Hawaiians’ support for—or opposition to—annexation. Students focus on sourcing as they investigate the motivations and perspectives of both papers and why they make very different claims.
Stanford History Education Group
This lesson gives students the opportunity to interact with historical newspapers available through Chronicling America and read the conflicting viewpoints of America’s opinion leaders and ordinary citizens. Students will engage in dialogue as they struggle to decide: should the Unites States remain neutral or join the fight?
National Endowment for the Humanities
Students examine the global footprint of everyday items to better understand how they are connected to the people who make and transport them. They explore a case study demonstrating the impact of their purchasing habits on the people who make and transport the things they buy, prompting them to identify strategies that will help them become more responsible consumers.