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Remembering Lincoln

Remembering Lincoln compiles primary sources that illustrate the reaction to Lincoln's assassination. Use newspapers, letters, images and more to help students learn about how a divided nation responded to tragedy. Create custom lesson plans to use in your classroom.

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A History of Ragtime

Lessons 9-12

After listening to The History of Ragtime podcast with jazz expert Rob Bamberger, students will analyze primary source recordings and find connections with contemporary genres and social history.

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Come From Away


Before seeing the show, use our resources to introduce students to the events of 9/11. After the show, apply what students have seen to create original monologues based on new interviewing skills. They’ll create theatre from history…just like the creators of “Come From Away”!

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“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”


This lesson plan compares Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to Langston Hughes’ poem, “Harlem”. With probing questions and activities, students will identify the theme of the American Dream as presented in those texts. Students will then describe their own American dream, expressing it in an original poem or short play scene. This lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

Abraham Lincoln Speech Excerpts

Abraham Lincoln Speech Excerpts about Government and Politics


Compilation of excerpts from Abraham Lincoln speeches about government and politics. Example: “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.” – August 1, 1858 Fragment on Democracy