Geographies of Food: The Roles of Migration, Landscape, and Food Availability in the United States

How have geography and history shaped regional differences in foods in the United States?

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Making a Difference: Individuals in Connecticut History

What is the significance of Connecticut’s contribution to America’s story?

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Mary Townsend Seymour: A Hartford Activist Fights for Equity

In what ways have communities of color advocated for equity?

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Empowering Students’ “Civic Voices” in Local and State Government: Elementary

Why is it important that students use their “civic voices” in local and state government to produce positive change?

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Empowering Students’ “Civic Voices” in Local and State Government: Middle/High

Why is it important that students use their “civic voices” in local and state government to produce positive change?

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The Hartford Convention: An Act of Treason?

Was the Hartford Convention an act of treason?

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Words Change the World: Teaching About Racial Injustice Through the Work of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Ta-Nehisi Coates

To what extent can fiction and non-fiction both help us learn, change, and adapt our understanding of an historic or contemporary moment?

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Learning by Looking: Reading a Post-Civil War Photograph

What can we learn from an anonymous historical photograph?

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Late 1960s Civil Unrest in Connecticut’s Capital City

What conditions led to civil unrest in the 1960s?

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The Chinese Educational Mission and How Asian American Stories Reframe American History

How did participating in the Chinese Educational Mission influence both its students and America?

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Bilingual Education for Spanish Speakers in 1970s Hartford

How have communities advocated for fair and equal access to education in Connecticut?

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Historic Maps: Skill-Builder Activity

How can we use maps to learn about the past?

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Natural Disasters in Connecticut

What role does climate play in people’s lives?

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The First Puerto Rican Day Parade in Hartford

Why is it important that groups can celebrate their cultural and ethnic backgrounds in America?

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Visions of Change: Colt and the Growth of Industrial Connecticut

What impact did industrialization have on people’s lives in the mid- to late-19th century?

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Church & State in the “Land of Steady Habits”

Has there ever been complete separation of church and state in Connecticut?

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The Fundamental Orders: Rules and Laws for Early Colonial Connecticut

What is the best way to organize a government? How did laws and rules in the colonies both promote and hinder freedom and equality?

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Connecticut Heroes of World War I

What is the significance of Connecticut’s contribution to America’s story?

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Lovely St. School, Avon, 1912

Kids in Connecticut History: Image Analysis Skill-Builder

In what ways have the lives of children in Connecticut changed or stayed the same over time?

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Peach Pit Hogshead

Joining the War Effort, One Peach Pit at a Time

How does an entire society participate in war?

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Letter from Charles F. Coughlin to his mother, November 16, 1917

Over There: A Connecticut Soldier in France

How do you measure the cost of war?

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On the Move: The Bicycle, Women, and Social Change in the 19th Century

To what extent are technology, fashion, and social reform interconnected?

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Suffragists

Connecticut Women and the Women’s Suffrage Movement

How have American concepts of freedom and equality changed since the 1870s? How might the changes be perceived differently by different segments of the population?

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1685 Dutch Map

Mapping the New World: Dutch Maps of the Colonies

How did the physical geography of New England affect how the colonies developed?

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Exploring Communities: Using Historic Maps to Learn about the Past

Why do our communities look the way they do today?

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Charter Oak: A Symbol of Independence

How would you protect your freedoms?

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Hartford: Then and Now

In what ways has Hartford, Connecticut, changed and/or stayed the same over time?

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