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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


Social Movements: Through the Public's Eye
written by Tina Gersdorf
for grades 9-12

Women, Children, Labor and the Progressive Era
written by Nancy Deaton
for grades 9-12

Progressivism in Champaign County: Public Health
written by Harold Dean, Michael Pollock, and Tim Lybarger
for grades 9-12

Women's Suffrage and Society
written by Priscilla Kron
for grades 6-8

Court Packing: FDR vs. Checks and Balances
written by Greg Stock
for grades 9-12

Behind Closed Doors:
Reforms in the Treatment of the Mentally Ill

written by Matt Goerss
for grades 9-12

Dorothea Dix: Insane Asylum and Prison Reform
written by Jacob Bretz
for grades 9-12

What is the Value of a Child?
Child Labor Laws and Jane Addams

written by Marcia Richards
for grades 3-5

The Acculturation of Native American Students
Through Midwestern Indian Schools

written by Don Barbour
for grades 6-8

Champaign County Education from 1890-1940: A Comparison
written by Melissa Luffman
for grades 3-8

Everybody Panic!
Pandemic and Municipal Reactions to Communicable Disease

written by Don Beckett
for grade 11

Studying the History of Community Involvement in Comparison to Jane Addams’ Hull House
written by Andrew Peralta
for grades 3-5

Child Labor Laws:
An Examination of Lewis Hine Photos and the Fair Labor Standards Act

written by Deborah Stapleton
for grade 3-5

written by Karen Easton
for grades 6-8

Segregation in the Wilson Administration: Should the President be Held Accountable?
Zachary Cain
for grades 6-8

Schools in My Community 100 Years Ago
written by Heather Davis
for grades K-2

Takin' You to School:
Issues in Education from a Historical Perspective

written by Marshall Schacht
for grades 9-12

Political Cartoons as Muckrakes: Reform Through Late 19th Century Art
written by James Garcia
for grades 9-12

The Suffrage Movement: Would You Have Joined?
written by Deborah Stapleton
for grades 4-5




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