American History

Lesson plan: After helping Pilgrims, today’s Wampanoag tribe fight for their ancestral lands

Lesson Plan

This Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 12, have students examine current issues facing the Wampanoag people, the ancestors of the Native American tribes who welcomed and helped the Pilgrims. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Labor Day and Unions Today

Lesson Plan

In this NewsHour lesson plan, learn about the role unions played in workers’ rights and why we have Labor Day. Continue reading

Q&A with author Kenneth C. Davis on slavery, America’s “great contradiction”

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Book cover of “In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives” by Kenneth C. Davis   Editor’s…read more

Should Juneteenth be a national holiday?

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Juneteenth is in the national spotlight this year. Should it be a national holiday? Continue reading

Teaching in the age of coronavirus — Week 11: No Justice, No Peace

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Photo credit: Maximillian Re-Sugiura   By Sari Beth Rosenberg Week 11 of remote learning started off as protests continued to explode around the country, including…read more

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