Contemporary democratic ideals originated in England, were transplanted to North America by English settlers, and have evolved in the United States as a result of regional experiences. To understand this evolution of democracy and the conflict between...

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Selfies and Portraits in the Past and Present
Selfies and Portraits in the Past and Present


In groups of three or four, students will research, potentially by field trip but invariably online, a miniature portrait found in the colonial American section of the Gibbes Museum of Art. Students...

Birth Of The Constitution | History in a Nutshell
Episode 1


After the American Revolution, the new United States of America needed to form a permanent government of its own. Why did the Articles of Confederation fail, and how did the U.S. Constitution come to...