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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.

We have included the names of eXplorations that are not yet live so you can see what is planned.

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Unit 1: Colonization and Revolution


The World Before 1492

Learn about Zheng He, Cahokia, and Timbuktu


Indentured Servitude and Slavery
         


Columbus and the Columbian Exchange

Learn about Columbus and his legacy

 

The Puritans
         

Spanish Discovery of the New World
 

Revolutionary
America
     
 

Pocahontas and Squanto
 

Who Wrote the Constitution?
         
Unit 2: Pre-Civil War and Civil War

The Duel: Aaron Burr & Alexander Hamilton
 

The Alamo
     
 

Spirituals
 

Indian Removal
   
 

Childhood in Bondage
 

Pre-Civil War History Through Music
         

Children and the Westward Movement
 

Children and the Civil War
       

John Brown: Hero or Terrorist?
 

Why Did the South Secede?
         
Unit 3: Turn of the 20th Century

Late 19th Century West: Images & Realities
 

Mexican American Songs of Resistence and Pride
         

Immigrant
Children
 

Lynching
       

Photography as History
 

World Fairs as History
       

Turn of the Century Music 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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