Teaching Activity. By Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson. 4 pages.
Using photographs to spark creative writing and critical thinking about child labor issues and social justice.
Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer. 15 pages.
Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 12 of Voices of a People’s History of the United States on internal dissent over American expansionist policies.
Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer. 18 pages.
Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 7 of Voices of a People’s History of the United States on the American policy of “Manifest Destiny” and Native American resistance to their own displacement.
Teaching Guide. By Bill Bigelow and Norm Diamond. 1988.
Role plays and writing activities project high school students into real-life situations to explore the history and contemporary reality of employment (and unemployment) in the U.S.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Debbie Wei and Rachel Kamel. 1998. 199 pages.
Readings and teaching ideas for high school students on the Spanish-American War.
Teaching Activity. By Gayle Olson-Raymer.
Questions and teaching ideas for Chapter 11 of Voices of a People’s History of the United States on the Gilded Age.
Article. By Keith W. Medley.
The role of the Comité des Citoyens and The Crusader newspaper in the Plessy v. Ferguson case.
Book – Non-fiction. By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. Illustrated by Courtney E. Martin. 2008.
Biography of Belva Lockwood who ran for president in 1884.
Book – Non-fiction. By W. E. B. Du Bois. Introduction by David Levering Lewis. 2014. 623 pages.
Originally published in 1935, Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction was the first book to challenge the prevailing racist historical narrative of the era and in sharp, incisive prose, tell the story of the Civil War and Reconstruction from the perspective of African Americans.
Book – Non-fiction. By National Park Service. 2017. 165 pages.
A theme study on the history of the Reconstruction era.
Book – Non-fiction. By David H.T. Wong. 2012.
A graphic novel that gives a panoramic but also an intimate look at the Chinese experience in North America.
Book – Non-fiction. By Mary Cronk Farrell. 2016. 56 pages.
Biography of labor union activist Fannie Sellins.
Book – Non-fiction. By Don Brown. 2004.
The story of the 1899 strike by the children who sold newspapers on the street for grades K-4.
Books – Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2005, with a new introduction by Anthony Arnove in 2015. 784 pages.
Howard Zinn’s groundbreaking work on U.S. history. This book details lives and facts rarely included in textbooks—an indispensable teacher and student resource.
Book – Non-fiction. By Eric Foner. 2015. 352 pages.
A people’s history view of the Reconstruction era.
Book – Non-fiction. By Alfred Blumrosen and Ruth Blumrosen. 2006.
A detailed account of the role slavery played in the Revolutionary War and the writing of the U.S. Constitution.
Book – Fiction. By Donna Jo Napoli. 2010.
Historical fiction for young adults based on the true story of the lynching of Italian Americans in late 19th century Louisiana.
Book – Fiction. By Mary Cronk Farrell. 2004. 176 pages.
Based on the true story of a silver miners’ strike in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, the book shows the desperate conditions of miners’ lives and how the striking miners were detained illegally in a late 19th century version of Guantanamo.
Book – Fiction. By Tim Tingle. 2014.
A young girl’s story of growing up in Indian Territory in pre-statehood Oklahoma.