• 8th Grade WebQuests

    The Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in United States history with over 618,000 soldiers killed. But was war the only answer to the divisions between the North and South?

    In the 1950s and 1960s, Americans from all walks of life joined together to fight for freedom and racial equality. This movement was organized and led by people such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Medger Evars and thousands of other men and women. These brave Americans put themselves and their families on the front lines of the struggle for freedom as they challenged segregation laws and the policy of 'separate but unequal'.

    America's love affair with the West goes back to the "dime novels" of the late 1800s. These stories were filled with daring adventures of real-life and fictitious heroes. More recently Hollywood has helped shape our view of the Old West. Gunfights, Indian attacks, and outlaws are all part of the myth that Hollywood has been selling for decades.  In this WebQuest you will view several western movie posters that maintain this myth of Western life.

    During the years between 1892 and 1954, over 12 million people entered the United States of America through Ellis Island. You will research one of the immigrant groups that came to the U.S.

    The New Deal had three main goals: relief for the unemployed, plans for recovery, and reforms to prevent another economic depression. But how did FDR's New Deal change the role of the government in the United States, and how did it come to the aid of individuals?

    Guns, tanks, and bombs were the main weapons of World War II, but there were other forms of warfare as well. Words, posters, and films waged a constant battle for the hearts and minds of the American people.