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The library contains instructional kits compiled by AOTWS Master Teachers. You can browse the Instructional Kits using the links below or you can search the library by specific parameters using the links in the column at the left.

NOTE: Many of the Module 4 Units are also published on the UK National Archives web site.

Module 9: Nation in Conflict - Nations at War
Animals At War
Grade Level: 4,5
Mohrmann, Sharon
Reporting the War During World War II
Grade Level: High School
McLaughlin, Sandra
The Rise to Power of Adolf Hitler
Grade Level: 6,7,8
Shuman, Kristin
The Zimmerman Telegram and World War I
Grade Level: 7,High School
Morris, Jared
War of Words
Grade Level: 7,8,High School
Daisley, William Prescott
What is so Great about the Great War?
Grade Level: 6,7
Hammer, Stephanie
Why Did the Germans Lose at D-Day?
Grade Level: High School
Larson, Melisa
Women on the Homefront During WWII
Grade Level: 7
Lohr, Lisa
World War II is Over. Now What?
Grade Level: 7
Roache, Margi
Module 8: The Promises and Responsibilities of Citizenship - Immigration and Citizenship
Angel Island - Passing Through the Eye of the Immigration Station Needle
Grade Level: 6,7,8
Mthethwa, Dingani
Assessing Political Machines
Grade Level: 7,8,High School
Goodin, Teresa
Diversity in the Calendar
Grade Level: 3
Orr, Jennifer
Immigration and Food
Grade Level: 3
Stevens, Amanda
The Experience of Ellis Island
Grade Level: 1
Kluender, Courtney
Who was Virginia...Who is Virginia?
Grade Level: 4,5,6
Senn, Jessamy
Why Did They Come?
Grade Level: 7
Daly, Jim
Module 7: Resources, Opportunity, and Enterprise - Industrialization and Urbanization
A Look at the Clothing of Children
Grade Level: KG
Rodgers, Virginia
Children of the Progressive Era Compared to Children Today
Grade Level: 1
Kluender, Courtney
Comparative of Rosa Parks and Cesar Chavez
Grade Level: 3
Nicholson, Libby
Interpreting Primary Sources
Grade Level: 7
Harding, Diane
Pool Play: Long Ago and Today
Grade Level: 1
Riso, Peggy
Prohibition: Success or Failure?
Grade Level: 7,8,High School
Schaffer, Will
Responses to Immigration During the Gilded Age
Grade Level: 7
Pittman, Katie
Revolution or Reform? The U.S. Progressive Movement and the Arab Spring
Grade Level: High School
Spradlin, Charles
Trans-Atlantic Women Suffrage Movement
Grade Level: High School
Mulcahy, Elizabeth
Women Suffrage
Grade Level: 8,High School
Driver, David
Module 6: The Promises and Responsibilities of Citizenship - America, Westward
Global Effects of the Haitian Slave Rebellion
Grade Level: 6
Haskins, Katie
Irrigation in the American Southwest
Grade Level: 7,8,High School
Dojack, Andrew
Roots of Rebellion
Grade Level: High School
Hale, Amy
Singing West
Grade Level: 5,6
Haddix, Julie
Stop Lewis and Clark!
Grade Level: 5,6
Morris, Jared
Texas: Prelude to Civil War
Grade Level: 5,6,High School
Goodin, Teresa
The Chinese Exclusion Act: Closing the West to the World
Grade Level: High School
Webb, Sharon
The Nez Perce: From Peace Ribbon to Fugitive
Grade Level: 6,7
Hammer, Stephanie
Three American Beginnings
Grade Level: 4,5,6
Senn, Jessamy
Module 5: Nation in Conflict - America During the Age of Lincoln
Childhood in the Age of Lincoln
Grade Level: 1,2
Sullivan, Gena
Education in the Time of Lincoln
Grade Level: 1
Paeschke, Charity
Honest Abe
Grade Level: 3
Curtis, Jeanette
Lincoln and his use of the Telegraph
Grade Level: 1,2,3
Techman, Melissa
Lincoln and Thanksgiving
Grade Level: 2,3
Thompson, Courtney
Lincoln Letters, Windows Into the Past
Grade Level: 1,2,3
Waldron, Christine
The General Store and the Age of Lincoln
Grade Level: 1,2,3
Mohrmann, Sharon
Who was Abraham Lincoln?
Grade Level: 2
Podrebarac, Barbara
Who was Matthew Brady?
Grade Level: 1
Hobson, Vicki
Module 4: Resources, Opportunity, and Enterprise - America and the Transatlantic World
3 Doors into 33,000 Voyages
Grade Level: 6,7,High School
Hunter, Katie
Childhood Slavery in North America
Grade Level: 6,7
Harper, Scott
Complicity: Divergent Interests in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Grade Level: High School
Mace, Scott
First Africans in Virginia
Grade Level: 4,5,6
Shifflett, Donna
How Important were Africans to the Transatlantic Slave Trade?
Grade Level: High School
Gilmour, Caroline
How Powerful Were Slaves?
Grade Level: 6,7,High School
Murphy, Sarah
How Proud Can Britain Be?
Grade Level: 6,7,High School
Howarth, Steven
Lick and Lock up Done Wid
Grade Level: 6,7,High School
Wallace, Hannah
Remembering Victims of the Slave Trade
Grade Level: 6,7,High School
Winters, Lauren
Slavery and the American Revolution
Grade Level: High School
Dooley, Emily
Slavery in the Americas
Grade Level: 5,6
Orr, Jennifer
The Long Arm of Slavery
Grade Level: 5,6
Esposito, Christine
The Pathway from Property to Person
Grade Level: 6,8,High School
Campbell, Tamie
The Slave Trade in Africa
Grade Level: 5,6
Morris, Jared
Transatlantic Slave Trade: Make or Break Identities
Grade Level: High School
Muse, Teresa
Unintended Consequences: The Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Grade Level: High School
Hobson, John
Was 1807 Really the End of the Slave Trade?
Grade Level: 6,7,High School
Gridley, Jennifer
What Does a Slave Rebellion Look Like?
Grade Level: 6,7,High School
Marshall, Ian
Witnessing the African Slave Trade
Grade Level: 6,7,High School
Roberts, Stephen John
Module 3: The Promises and Responsibilities Of Citizenship - Birth Of Democracy In A Global Context
Articles of Confederation or Articles of Confusion
Grade Level: 5,6
Conley, Jennifer
French and Indian War: A Global Conflict
Grade Level: 5,6,High School
Honaker, Scott
Persecution: Let Us Have a Look
Grade Level: 5,6
Morris, Jared
Self Evident Truths: Did the Punishment Fit the Crime?
Grade Level: 4,5,6,8
Senn, Jessamy
Should I Stay or Go?
Grade Level: 5,6
Dent, Rob
Woodsrunner 1776: Connecting Literature and History
Grade Level: 4
Grove, Karen
Module 2: Nation In Conflict - Founding Figures of America In A Global Context
Artifacts from George Washington's Study and Thomas Jefferson's Cabinet
Grade Level: 3
Plank, Mary
Benjamin Franklin: World Famous American
Grade Level: 1
Paeschke, Charity
Dolley Madison: Our Nation's First Lady
Grade Level: 2
Mohrmann, Sharon
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Grade Level: 3
McCullen, Nancy
Pocahontas Revisited
Grade Level: KG
Sullivan, Gena
Shopping During and After the American Revolution
Grade Level: 2
Steele, Lindsey
The Road Home
Grade Level: 1
Johnston, Mary
We Hold these Truths
Grade Level: 3
Curtis, Jeanette
What Did George Washington Teach Us About Being President Rather Than King?
Grade Level: 3
Holder, Judy
Module 1: Resources, Opportunity, and Enterprise
Connections Between the English Civil War and the American Revolution
Grade Level: 5,6,High School
Esposito, Christine
Perspectives of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Grade Level: 4,5,6
Honaker, Scott
Religious Tolerance in America
Grade Level: High School
Przyuski, Trevor
Responding to Debt
Grade Level: High School
Bailey, Hannah
Tobacco: The Crop that Saved Virginia
Grade Level: 4,5,6
Shifflett, Donna
Why Sugar?
Grade Level: 8,High School
Niestrath, Laurie
Why War?
Grade Level: 5,6
Orr, Jennifer
Why Was the Constitution Written?
Grade Level: High School
Shrader, Nikki