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Explore how events before 1900 continue to shape today's world.

Identifying Enlightenment Ideas

In this lesson plan, students will identify Enlightenment ideas in op-ed articles today.

Industrial Revolution Diary

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the Industrial Revolution, spend a day observing how the Industrial Revolution has affected their lives, and then reflect on lessons learned.

Classroom Reading List

Supplemental readings and other resources to help students explore a full range of issues and debates related to the module materials. The list offers readings well suited to a wide variety of students.

The Spirit of Empire

In these two lessons developed in partnership with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, students will analyze primary sources from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.