Teaching Resources

The Politics of Reform

Over the past fifteen years, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has worked closely with master educators across the country. Many of them have developed unique lesson plans and activities related to this historical era. These resources are included here along with pedagogical videos and other general teaching tools that can be adapted for a variety of time periods and themes in American history.

Alice Paul: Suffragist and Agitator

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Origins of the Teddy Bear

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The Changing Lives of American Women

Curriculum Subjects: Economics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

The Jungle

Curriculum Subjects: Literature Grade Levels: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

The Textile Industry and the Triangle Factory Fire

Curriculum Subjects: Economics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Theodore Roosevelt : A Bully Reformer

Curriculum Subjects: Economics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Theodore Roosevelt and Conservation

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Woman Suffrage before 1920

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels:

Teaching Resources from Other Sub-Eras

Fourteen Points

Curriculum Subjects: Economics, Geography, Government and Civics, World History Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Guided Readings: The Changing Status of Women

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Industrialization - American Labor

Curriculum Subjects: Economics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Movies and Migration

Curriculum Subjects: Art Grade Levels: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Postwar Labor Tensions

Curriculum Subjects: Economics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

Presidential Election Results, 1789–2008

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Problems of Youth

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Responses to Industrialism

Curriculum Subjects: Economics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

The Great War

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels:

The Postwar Red Scare

Curriculum Subjects: Economics, Government and Civics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

Theodore Roosevelt and the Trusts

Curriculum Subjects: Economics, Government and Civics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Women’s Suffrage: 140 Years of Struggle

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5