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For all posts that don’t fit into any other category. Welcome to our island of misfit toys.


Guest Post: The Last Crow War Chief

The following is a guest post from Shannon Murphy. You can read more articles at her site History Minded.  Tradition dictates that Plains Indians must complete four requirements (coup) before a man can become a war chief. They must touch an enemy without killing them, take an enemy’s weapon, lead…

Fire and Fire-Fighting Crossword: History Worksheet

A crossword with clues related to fire and fire-fighting in the seventeenth century. [wonderplugin_pdf src="/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Fire_Firefighting_Crossword.pdf" width="100%" height="600px" style="border:0;"] Need more history worksheets? Click here to see our collection of 500 free history worksheets.

Communism and Fascism – Similarities and Differences: History Worksheet

Two blank tables for pupils to complete to further understanding of Communism and Fascism and their similarities and differences. [wonderplugin_pdf src="/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Communism_Fascism_similarities_differences.pdf" width="100%" height="600px" style="border:0;"] Need more history worksheets? Click here to see our collection of 500 free history worksheets.

Al Capone Wanted blank poster: History Worksheet

An illustrated blank 'Wanted Poster' with spaces for pupils to write about Al Capone, prohibition and the St Valentine's Day massacre. [wonderplugin_pdf src="/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Al_Capone_Wanted-1.pdf" width="100%" height="600px" style="border:0;"] Need more history worksheets? Click here to see our collection of 500 free history worksheets.  

Disparate Impact Discrimination

Disparate Impact and Discrimination in the Great Society

Disparate impact in United States labor law refers to practices in employment, housing, and other areas that adversely affect one group of people of a protected characteristic more than another, even though rules applied by employers or landlords are formally neutral. Disparate Impact Discrimination: How did the Courts interpret the…

civil rights movement

The Civil Rights Movement: The Struggle for Equality

The Civil Rights movement was an organized movement led by black Americans that occurred after World War Two until the late 1960s to end legal discrimination based on race. The movement saw non-violent protests challenge discrimination in the political arenas but also pushed for desegregation in sports, film, television, and…

The Civil Rights Movement: The Surge Forward (1954-1960)

The Civil Rights movement coalesced in the 1950s and turned into a protest movement with clear goals, a well-structured leadership, and mobilized activists. Its greatest challenges came in this period, but it made possible the ground-shifting legal changes of the 1960s. Here are the main events that occurred during this…

19th-Century American Radicals: Vegans, Abolitionists, and Free Love Advocates

On July 4, 1826, as Americans lit firecrackers to celebrate the country’s fiftieth birthday, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were on their deathbeds. They would leave behind a groundbreaking political system and a growing economy—as well as the glaring inequalities that had undermined the American experiment from its beginning.…

Battle of Princeton Summary Facts

Battle of Princeton: January 3, 1777

The Battle of Princeton was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, fought near Princeton, New Jersey on January 3, 1777. It ended in a small victory for the Colonials. General Lord Cornwallis had left 1,400 British troops under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Mawhood in Princeton. Battle of…

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