Social History

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Welcome to the Social History teaching resources portal. Please browse and share resources below, and feel free to create new subsections. For help with editing see our Editing Guide.

Pre-Recorded Lectures or Podcasts

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Assignments or Readings

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Other Resources

  • Mapping American Social Movements: This project produces and displays free interactive maps showing the historical geography of dozens of social movements that have influenced American life and politics since the late 19th century, including radical movements, civil rights movements, labor movements, women's movements, and more.
  • Slavery Images The images in Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery. Our growing collection currently has over 1,200 images. This website is envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, and the general public - in brief, anyone interested in the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the slave societies of the New World.
  • The Fallen of World War Two The 18-minute long video and interactive data-driven analysis breaks down the war’s tragedies with a deeply engaging look at the shocking number of people who died, where they came from and how they lost their lives.
  • The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of people in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, during the era of the American Civil War. It includes thousands of letters and diaries, census and government records, and newspapers and speeches. The Valley in the Classroomincludes lesson plans and sample paper topics. This project is part of the Virginia Center for Digital History at the University of Virginia.

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