Access the Teacher Guides
Each lesson in Zoom In is accompanied by an in-depth digital teacher guide that includes information on the historical context of the lesson, step-by-step procedures, and suggestions for supporting classroom discussion, gathering evidence, writing substantiated essays, and formative assessment. Read the teacher guides closely or skim them for the information you need. Teacher guides can be accessed by clicking on the title below or by visiting the Lesson page.
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THE REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1763 TO 1815)
Protesting the Stamp Act: Mobs or Crowds?
"The Bloody Massacre” and Patriot Propaganda
Ratifying the U.S. Constitution
EXPANSION AND REFORM (1801 TO 1861)
The Lowell Mill Girls and America's First Factories
A Conflict Between Nations: The U.S. Indian Removal Act and the Cherokee Nation
CRISIS OF THE UNION: CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (1850 TO 1877)
African American Military Service During the Civil War
Freeing the Slaves: Why Did Abraham Lincoln Issue the Emancipation Proclamation?
THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN AMERICA (1865 TO 1920)
The Costs and Benefits of Change: Railroads and the American West
Should the United States Have Annexed the Philippines?
Clashing Views on Early 20th Century Immigration
MODERN AMERICA AND THE WORLD WARS (1914 TO 1945)
Bullet Proof: Organized Crime and Prohibition
Farmers Take Action and Respond to the Great Depression
United We Win: Labor on the World War II Homefront
CONTEMPORARY AMERICA (1945 TO PRESENT)
"I Didn't Know Anything About Voting": Civil Rights in Mississippi
Popular Music Goes to War over Vietnam
Building a Social Movement: César Chávez and the United Farm Workers
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
“The teacher instructions were really thorough, and they helped me to know what piece of evidence would be best when it came to the writing.”—
Jennifer Bremmer, Eighth Grade Social Studies Teacher, California