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Tour the Museum of Childhood in London to find out how different your own childhood was from children in the Edwardian era, beginning in the early 1900s. Themes to explore include nursery rhymes, food, clothes, school, child labor, parlor games, and death. Contrast that era?s childhood with East End (London) immigrant children?s lives regarding festivals, discrimination, and toys.

Resource Type: Recommended Non-PBS Link

Subject: Social Studies

This project from the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Center for Media and Instructional Innovation at Yale University tells about the history of slavery in Connecticut, emancipation, and the struggle for citizenship. The Transatlantic Slave Trade is briefly described. Connecticut Stories provide primary documents and activities and short videos by historians.

Resource Type: Recommended Non-PBS Link

Subject: Social Studies

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester hosts an online exhibition with letters, photos, memorabilia and papers from Susan B. Anthony and some of her colleagues. Anthony?s circle included Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Lucretia Mott, and Frederick Douglass. The timeline of Anthony?s life and work is illustrated with multiple primary documents and personal letters.

Resource Type: Recommended Non-PBS Link

Subject: Social Studies

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