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Thomas Paine

History

Lesson: Celebrating Black History Month With Inspirational Figures

Black History Month presents a special opportunity for celebrating the Black men and women who…

Lesson: Early Emancipation Efforts (Before 1830)

While most historians agree that the abolition movement matured in 1830, it would be misleading…

Lesson: The Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Entrenched in the philosophy of the radical left, particularly that of the 1619 Project, is…

Lesson: Stories of the Heroes of September 11, 2001

I always taught a special lesson to my students on September 11, reserving this day…

Lesson: The Great Leap Forward (China: 1958-1962)

*The text used for the lesson contains extremely graphic details that may not be appropriate…

Lesson: Conditioning the Masses for Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution (Ten Theses)

The Cultural Revolution is widely known for its bloody massacres, instilling fear through terrorizing acts…

Lesson: Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

The false depictions that romanticize Fidel Castro and Che Guevara as heroes are dangerous to…

Lesson: The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen are among America’s greatest heroes whose stories must not be forgotten. It…

Lesson: Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark achievement in the Civil Rights Movement…

Lesson: Stalin’s Genocides

Most historians and history teachers agree that preserving history is of the utmost importance; as…

Lesson: The Captains of Industry

Contrary to what many may believe, the government is not what made America a superpower….

Lesson: D-Day

Making an emotional connection to people and events in history helps students understand it better….

Lesson: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Pillars of Philosophy

Martin Luther King, Jr. is an incredible inspiration to people around the world today who…

Lesson: Medici as Role Models?

Credited with much of the success of the Renaissance was the Medici family of Florence….

Lesson: The Space Race

The Cold War put rival economies to the test on the world stage with the…

Lesson: The Culper Spy Ring

Many stories of those who made a difference in the course of American history go…

Lesson: The Origins of Capitalism

As students begin to learn about the growth of America as a superpower, it is…

Lesson: First Black Americans in Congress

After the Civil War ended, Republicans were determined to secure the rights of the freedmen….

Lesson: Patriots vs. Loyalists

The decision to support independence or not is one that students should empathize with by…

Lesson: Japanese Internment

There are many misconceptions about Japanese internment during WWII. In order to evade such misconceptions,…

Lesson: Winston Churchill (Fall of France and Battle of Britain)

Often overlooked in World War II is the struggle to fight Germany prior to U.S….

Lesson: Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps

The liberation of Nazi concentration camps is often mentioned in the progression of World War…

Lesson: The Declaration of Independence

Students are often familiar with the language of the Declaration of Independence and the reasons…