United States History

The OLE United States History library includes video, interactivities, primary sources and skill development opportunities to help all students experience and learn United States history. Many assets in the library are fully editable, including the notes and quizzes created to support each topic. Most of the assets, including hundreds of images, are downloadable for use in a variety of classroom formats.

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Great Depression Presentation: Causes of the Great Depression

Set the context for your lesson or student research about the causes of the Great Depression with an illustrated presentation that focuses on main ideas and supporting details.

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Great Depression Assessment: Causes of the Great Depression

Let students show what they know about the causes of the Great Depression by taking this quiz in a game show format.

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Immigration and Urbanization Activity: Music Show

Get with the beat to make history neat. Rap a wrap up of how cities changed in the Gilded Age.

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Immigration and Urbanization Teacher Resource: Music Show

This how-to guide for classroom use of Immigration and Urbanization Activity: Music Show includes lyrics and vocabulary.

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World War II Video: World War II, 1941–1945

Americans were swept up in the action during World War II. Watch this video to see how they changed the course of history at home and abroad.

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Reform Movements Biography Worksheet: Harriet Tubman

Introduce your students to an amazing woman nicknamed "Moses," who had a price on her head but eluded southerners' efforts to capture her.