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Grade 8 – Who Gets to Vote? History of Voting Rights in Connecticut and the United States

September 26, 2017 • Grade 8

How have the American conceptions of freedom and equality changed…


Grade 8 – The Amistad Incident and the Face of Slavery

December 6, 2016 • Grade 8

What role did the Amistad incident play in the abolitionist movement in the United States?


Grade 8 – Myron D. Webster Civil War Haversack

July 12, 2016 • Grade 8

How does an entire society participate in war?


Grade 8 – Accused: 17th-Century Witch Trials

April 20, 2016 • Grade 8

What factors led to the 17th-century witchcraft trials in Connecticut?


Grade 8 – The Black Law in Connecticut

November 16, 2015 • Grade 8

What is social justice?


Grade 8 – The Inventions of A. A. Hotchkiss And Sons

October 19, 2015 • Grade 8

How did Sharon, Connecticut based manufacturers A.A. Hotchkiss and Sons contribute to major innovations in U.S. history?


Grade 8 – The Iron Industry of Northwest Connecticut

October 19, 2015 • Grade 8

Would there have been a thriving iron industry in Connecticut without the geological and geographical advantages of the northwest corner?


Grade 8 – Venture Smith: From Slavery to Connecticut Businessman

October 19, 2015 • Grade 8

Can a former slave prosper in a colony where slavery is legal?


Nancy Toney

Grade 8 – Abolition and African Americans in Connecticut

June 3, 2015 • Grade 8

In what way did the abolition of slavery indicate progress, or decline, for the lives of African Americans?


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