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Explorations are inquiry-based, interactive modules designed to give students the opportunity to do history: to conduct research, analyze primary sources, and draw their own conclusions.

Each Exploration will have a separate tab containing specific teacher materials.

Please Note: eXplorations are still under development and being tested. Some units are more complete than others. Eventually all will have a teacher resource section.

We have included the names of eXplorations that are not yet live so you can see what is planned.

If you are a teacher and would like to help in the development of these inquiry-based units, please let us know by using our Comments page.

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Unit 1: Colonization and Revolution

The World Before 1492

Indentured Servitude and Slavery
         

Columbus and the Columbian Exchange
 

The Puritans
         

Spanish Discovery of the New World
 
Revolutionary
America
         

Pocahontas and Squanto
 
Who Wrote the Constitution?
         
Unit 2: Pre-Civil War and Civil War

The Duel: Aaron Burr & Alexander Hamilton
 
The Alamo
         

Spirituals
 
Indian Removal
         

Childhood in Bondage
 
Pre-Civil War History Through Music
         

Children and the Westward Movement
 

Children and the Civil War
         

John Brown: Hero or Terrorist?
 
Why Did the South Secede?
         
Unit 3: Turn of the 20th Century

Late 19th Century West: Images & Realities
 
Mexican American Songs of Resistence and Pride
         

Immigrant
Children
 

Lynching
         

Photography as History
 
World Fairs as History
         

Turn of the Century Music as History
     
         
Unit 4: Great Depression, World War II, and Post-War

Children and the Great Depression
 
Japanese American Internment
         

The Rise of the Teenager
 
Historical Places of the Civil Rights Movement
         

Atomic Culture
 

 Casablanca as Wartime Propaganda
         

Children and WWII
 
Timelines as Windows Into History
         

The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
 
The Vietnam War as History
         

 

 

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