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Lesson Plans created by AHTC teachers:

Founding Era

Antebellum Era

Westward Expansion

The Civil War





World War I

The 1920s

The Great Depression

World War II

Postwar America

The 1960s

The Vietnam War

America at the End of the 20th Century

Civil Rights Movements

The 1960s

Urbana's Curfew Laws and Their Challenge in Court
written by Mark Foley
for grades 6-8

School Integration: Just a Southern Problem?
written by Christine Adrian
for grades 6-8

Using Primary Sources to Make Connections, Ask Questions, and Determine Importance:
School Desegregation in the United States

written by Paige Waggoner
for grades 3-5

Segregated Schools in the North
written by Candace Gwin
for grades 3-5

Race, Riots, and Reality
written by Amos Lee
for grades 6-8

Equal Access for All?
Racial Discriminiation in the Champaign-Urbana Housing Market

written by Cheryl Barringer
for grades 3-5

Textbook Coverage of the Black Panthers:
Is it an Accurate and Fair Characterization?

written by Jeffrey Davis
for grades 9-12

Of the People, By the People, For the People
The Power of Grassroots Movements

written by Priscilla Kron
for grades 6-8

Knocking Down Fences
written by Mary Mann
for grade 3

Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?
written by Marcia Richards
for grades 3-5

Protests to Segregation
written by Amy Kellogg-Bouchard
for grade 8

Are We There Yet?
written by Peggy Christensen
for grades 6-8

A Child of the Civil Rights Movement: What Was it Like?
written by Michael Burrus
for grade 2

We Shall Overcome
written by Stacey Peterik
for grades 9-12

"I Am A Man"
written by Mary Reger
for grades 3-5

"The Black Panthers"
written by Matt Goerss
for grades 9-12

"What was Martin Luther King, Jr. doing in Memphis on April 4, 1968?
written by Kyle Sondgeroth
for grades 3-5

Civil Rights Movement: Heroes and Major Events
written by Barb Fuller
for grades 3-5

Constitution & Civil Rights
written by Tiffany Clark
for grades 3-5

Campaigning for Civil Rights
written by Krista Ruud
for grades 6-8

Putting it all in Perspective
written by Brandon Sethi
for grade 8

This Little Light of Mine: Children and Young People of the Civil Rights Movement
written by Carla Vincent-Westfield
grades 4-5

Ways to Acheive Equality in Society
written by Jesse Guzman
grades 6-8

Images to Artwork:  The Use of Photographic Images of the Civil Rights Movement Used In Contemporary Arts
written by Rusty Clevenger
grades 3-5

Children of the Civil Rights Movement
written by Katie Hickey Snyder
grades 3-5

Standing Up for Freedom by Sitting Down:
Non-Violence, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Greensboro Sit-Ins

written by Christine Cahill
for grades 3-8

The Power of Peace: A Look Back at Influential Practices in the Quest for Racial Equality
written by Laura Martin
for grade 5

The Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike and the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
written by Katie Hickey Snyder
for grades 5-8




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