Stephen Foster and the Election of 1856.
The Birth of the American Cowboy and the Western Genre
"Disapproved": Censorship of Film in Pennsylvania
ExplorePAhistory includes more than 100 lesson plans for elementary school, middle school, and high school instruction, all written by Pennsylvania teachers and published only after going through a rigorous review. To make each lesson plan as appealing and useful as possible, the subject of each serves as a case study for important topics in American history. Built around at least one primary source and using age-appropriate pedagogy, each lesson plan conforms to Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards, links with historical content on the EPH website, and is designed to maximize student interest and ease of use. Choose from the criteria below to find lesson plans relating to the era, subject, EPH story, or discipline of your choice.
Colonization and Settlement - 1601-1760
New Nation - 1761-1800
Expansion and Reform - 1801-1855
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Development of the Industrial Pennsylvania - 1877-1900
The Emergence of Modern Pennsylvania - 1901-1928
The Great Depression and World War II - 1929-1945
Post-WWII Pennsylvania - 1946-1974
Contemporary Pennsylvania - 1975 to Present