Teaching Tools

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Sample Lesson Plans & Teachers' Resources by Subject



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About Teaching Tools

The PBO project offers many opportunities to learn more about aspects of American history, life and culture. In addition to developing a structured controlled vocabulary, we have developed several essays, galleries, lesson plans, and other resources. The resources listed below are ideal for the lifelong learner, as well as teachers and students in K-12. To accompany many of the galleries and essays, we have developed lesson plans and other resources to be used in the classroom. Each lesson plan has been created with educational standards in mind and is geared toward different age groups. We will be adding more lesson plans, galleries, and other teaching resources on a regular basis. We welcome your comments and ideas about these resources and about the PBO project in general.



Terms and Searching

  • Controlled Vocabulary for Subject Headings
    This comprehensive list of terms used to describe both the book bindings themselves and the imagery on the covers is provided here. The list allows users to scan through the terms we have used. Each subject heading term is clickable and allows access to the search results for that term.


Tutorials



Essays and Galleries by Subject


19th Century History and Culture

19th Century Literary History

African-American History

The American South

The American West

Book Arts and Bookbindings

Exoticism

German-American History and Culture

The Industrial Revolution

Women's History



Sample Lesson Plans and Teachers' Resources by Subject


American West  
  Myths of the Wild West lesson plan Word   PDF
  Guidelines for Book Reports (West) handout Word   PDF
  Wild West Book List
Civil War  
  Civil War literature lesson plan Word   PDF
  Guidelines for Book Reports (CW) handout Word   PDF
  Civil War Book List
Industrial Revolution
  Industrial Revolution lesson plan
Literary History
  Women Writers of the 19th c. lesson plan
  Uncle Tom's Cabin K-4 lesson plan
  Uncle Tom's Cabin 5-8 lesson plan
  Uncle Tom's Cabin 9-12 lesson plan
  Uncle Tom's Cabin 9-12 handout
  Louisa May Alcott K-5 lesson plan
  Louisa May Alcott 6-8 lesson plan
  Louisa May Alcott 9-12 lesson plan
  Mark Twain K-5 lesson plan Word   PDF
  Mark Twain 6-12 lesson plan Word   PDF
  Guidelines for Book Reports (Twain) handout Word   PDF
  Paul Laurence Dunbar 6-12 lesson plan Word   PDF
  Dialect Poems of Dunbar handout Word   PDF
  The Old South in Children's Books K-5 lesson plan Word   PDF
  Southern Lit. and the Old South Myth 6-12 lesson plan Word   PDF
  Guidelines for Book Reports (Southern Lit.) handout Word   PDF
  Southern Literature Book List Excel   PDF
Slave Narratives  
  Slave Narratives lesson plan Word   PDF
  Guidelines for Book Reports (Slave Narratives) handout Word   PDF
VIsual Literacy  
  Visual Literacy lesson plan Word   PDF
Women's History
  Women's History K-5 lesson plan
  Women's History 6-12 lesson plan
  Women Writers of the 19th c. lesson plan
  Louisa May Alcott K-5 lesson plan
  Louisa May Alcott 6-8 lesson plan
 

Louisa May Alcott 9-12 lesson plan

                       
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