Lesson Plans
Text to Text | ‘Why Reconstruction Matters’ and ‘Black Reconstruction in America’

Eric Foner’s Op-Ed essay “Why Reconstruction Matters” is paired with an excerpt from W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1935 book “Black Reconstruction in America.” Both document how biased historiography from the early 20th century has helped to perpetuate inequality and injustice for generations of Americans.
Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice: Exposing Racism

Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice: Affirming Our Commonalities and Differences

Texts and Videos
Readings for Women's History Month 25 teenagers from all over the United States, as well as from China, South Korea, England and Canada searched the New York Times to find the most interesting pieces they could on the broad topic of gender. Using both Times search and Times Machine, they unearthed everything from a 1911 report on the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and a 1972 Times review of “Free to Be … You and Me” to current articles, videos and essays on Hillary Clinton, campus rape debates, gender pronouns, abortion, Title IX, parenting, and the struggles of the transgender community.
How do different countries approach immigration? A collection of recent articles from The New York Times, Washington Post, and more.

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