Thanks to all who entered our giveaway, if you weren't a winner stay stunned for another one in the coming days. I didn't update the blog for a few days so I'm going to share a few great links we missed!
Ellis Island Photos
There is something about these images that really moves me. It conjures up so many questions about the sacrifices of leaving and what they experienced as they arrived. Danny Greene leads some provocative discussions with our participants about immigration and Americanization. I think these photos could trigger interesting conversations in your classroom. Did these individuals assimilate? How and why did it occur?
Time Travel back to 1910
Curious City, a radio program produced by WBEZ, created this great interactive site that allows you to travel through Chicago in 1910. You choose an identity and visit different sites in Chicago. There are photographs and historic quotes. It really could be a great activity for your students do and then possibly recreate in other places or other characters. Be sure to also listen to their podcast on the this 1910 trip!
Gilded Age Artistic Furniture at the Met
The New York Times featured the Met's new exhibit on Artistic Furniture. It is always fascinating to see the craftsmanship some Gilded Age families could afford. If you're in New York be sure to check it out! Here's the link to the Museum exhibit itself.
The National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.
“Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877 to 1920” has been made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for K-12 Educators program.
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