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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

Postwar Era

Civil Liberties: To Be or Not to Be
written by Marianne Whitacre, Izona Burgess, and Jennifer Varvel
for grades 3-5

Local and National Reactions to Brown v. Board of Education, 1954
written by Tina Gersdorf and Liz Rotramel
for grades 6-8

Going Ape and Having a Cow: Teenage Life in Champaign County and Beyond in the 1950s
written by Karen Klebbe
for grades 9-12

Latin Kings:
Friends of the Neighborhood or Public Enemies?

written by Priscilla Kron
for grades 6-8

Tying the National Civil Rights Movement to Local Efforts in Champaign-Urbana, 1952-54: The Barbershop Project on the U of I Campus
written by Mary Anne Jusko
for grades 3-5

Discrimination Against African Americans in Illinois
written by Amos Lee
for grades 7-12

Business Rights vs. the Public Good - A History of Laissez Faire Practices Issues during the Civil Rights Era in Champaign County
written by Andrew Peralta
for grades 3-5

Civil Rights Pioneers Recognition Project
written by Greg Stock
for grades 9-12

Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Communists?
written by Krista Ruud
for grades 6-8

The Use of U.S. Military Forces in Domestic Affairs:
The Desegregation of Little Rock Central High School - 1957

written by Michael Pollock
for grades 9-12

Local Efforts to End Discrimination in Employment
written by Renayee Westfield
for grades 3-5




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