"This text nicely highlighted how important it is to take into account the "author's (or photographer's) bias" when looking at images as well as writing. It is undoubtedly important to present as many sides of the story as possible to try and more…"
"I found the origins of the various solo dances (Mashed Potato, Swim, etc) very interesting - contracted by the US government to try and fight back against the raciness of the swing dancing. I want to investigate that further! I think it would be…"
"I found it very interesting that this is the first era where individual expression is encouraged through dancing. The Roaring 20s is one of my favorite time periods to teach, so there are lots of fun things I look forward to incorporating into my…"
"I don't see much of a place in my classroom for the dances we learned in this era (Jump Jim Jones and Lucky 7). They are a little basic for a high school classroom. But I would love to discuss the the Sousa music and his influence on many of the…"
"Compared to the last era, I found the waltz much more approachable and enjoyable. Perhaps that is an interesting point in itself, as it seems to mirror the transition from dancing for the king and queen or as a way to show of your skills and social…"
"One of the more interesting things I picked up from this era was the origin of the ballet positions from the dance masters manual from the 1700s. I think this reading, perhaps even just the table of contents, would be a great thing to have my high…"
"I am a teacher in the Seminar Program at Service High and am always looking for new hooks for my US History class. Music is obviously an easy way to engage my students as many of them are very passionate about it (whether singing, playing, or just…"
"I am Amanda Zogas. I am at Service High in the Seminar School, and teach English 9-12, Economics, US History. This summer I am doing yet another wedding circuit in the lower 48 with some rock climbing and house boating thrown into the mix. The…"
"I would use this presentation at the beginning of the year to prep my students for their 10 page research papers. They must research some aspect of American History in the 20th century, so I tried to use examples that were relevant to our class but…"
"I examined the NARA lesson plan Photographs of Lewis Hine: Documentation of Child Labor for two reasons. One, the gilded age and progressive era are my favorite time period to teach in US History, and two, I can use an adapted version of this…"
"I chose to explore the Eyewitness exhibit. This collection has a slick presentation, is very easy to navigate, and would be good for presenting a quick snapshot of something, say as an anticipatory set to a bigger topic, or perhaps as something to…"
"Continuing with my theme of the Progressive Era, I found The Keating-Owen bill of 1916.
An Act to Prevent Interstate Commerce in the Products of Child Labor, and for Other Purposes, 09/01/1916
ARC Identifier 5730381 / MLR Number A-1 5A (1789-1823…"