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Perry expedition to Japan, 1853-1854. Halftone of a sketch by a Japanese artist of a meeting between the Japanese and the Americans, 8 March 1854. Americans, on left, are: O.H. Perry, Commander H.A. Adams, A.L.C. Portman, S. Wells Williams, Commodore M.C. Perry. Copied from book "The Japan Expedition 1852-1854, the Personal Journal of Commodore Matthew C. Perry." (NH 86638)


Rhode Island, the American Revolution, and the Origins of the U.S. Navy, 1774–75

NHHC Communication and Outreach Division

A skills-based lesson plan on the causes of the American Revolution. Includes learning standards, instructor’s guide, assessments (formative and summative), as well as an optional extension exercise and assessment.

Instructor Guide PDF (325 KB)

Printable Student Packet PDF (414 KB)

Digital Student Packet (fillable PDF) (433 KB)

 

The Experience of Michael Shiner, an African American at the Washington Navy Yard, 1813–69

NHHC Communication and Outreach Division

A skills-based lesson plan that provides a case study for how to use a diary to understand the values, aspirations, and accomplishments of African Americans in the era of slavery. Includes learning standards, instructor’s guide, assessments (formative and summative), as well as an optional extension exercise and assessment.

Instructor Guide PDF (342 KB)

Printable Student Packet PDF (650 KB)

Digital Student Packet (fillable PDF) (662 KB)

 

Gift Giving and the “Opening of Japan,” 1852–54

NHHC Communication and Outreach Division

A skills-based lesson plan on U.S. imperialism in Japan in the mid-nineteenth century. Includes learning standards, instructor’s guide, assessments (formative and summative), as well as an optional extension exercise and assessment.

Instructor Guide PDF (263 KB)

Printable Student Packet PDF (1.15 KB)

Digital Student Packet (fillable PDF) (1.24 MB)

Published: Thu Mar 19 15:16:40 EDT 2020