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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.

Navigation: To return to this menu, click the word at the top of each page.

Unit 1: Colonization and Revolution


The World Before 1492

Learn about Zheng He, Cahokia, and Timbuktu


Indentured Servitude and Slavery

Learn about colonial servitude

         


Columbus and the Columbian Exchange

Learn about Columbus and his legacy

 


The Puritans

Learn about gravestones and witchcraft

         


Spanish Discovery of the New World

Learn about conquest and enslavement

 


Revolutionary
America

Learn about the Revolutionary War through a variety of media

     
 


Pocahontas and Squanto


Learn about an Indian Princess

 


Who Wrote the Constitution?


Learn about the delegates and the document
         
Unit 2: Pre-Civil War and Civil War


The Duel: Aaron Burr & Alexander Hamilton

Learn about a
famous duel

 


The Alamo

Learn about the events and people at the Alamo

     
 


Spirituals

Learn about the secret code of spirituals

 


Indian Removal

Learn about the quest for land

   
 
         


Children and the Westward Movement

Learn about children who made the
journey west

 


Children and the Civil War

Learn about the role
of children in the
Civil War

       


John Brown: Hero or Terrorist?

Learn about the enigmatic John Brown

 


Why Did the South Secede?

Learn about the states that left the Union

         
Unit 3: Turn of the 20th Century


Lynching

Learn about people who protested injustice and fought for freedom

 


Mexican American Songs of Resistance and Pride

Learn about music

         
Coming soon - under development

Photography as History
 

World Fairs 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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