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Alice Paul and Paul Robeson Teaching Resources are Now Available

Alice Paul and Paul Robeson teaching resources are now available. The Alice Paul module explores the changing and evolving attitudes towards Liberty and the Women’s Rights Movement in New Jersey and throughout the nation. The Paul Robeson module explores what civil rights are and how they are protected. Alice Paul NJ350 Robeson.NJ350

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New Jersey and the Drive – In Movie Theater Teaching Resource (Target Age: Elementary/Middle School)

Movie-goers in depression-ravaged Pennsauken made history on the night of June 6, 1933. As afternoon gave way to evening, residents hopped into their automobiles, drove to the local theater, and paid 25 cents to watch the new film “Wife Beware” starring matinee idol Adolphe Menjou. And they never left their cars. It was the beginning […]

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Message in a Bottle: Wistarburgh Glass Teaching Resource (Target Age: Elementary School)

Glassmaking requires an important raw material, sand — something southern New Jersey has in abundance. Not surprisingly, this region of the state became a center of glassmaking by the early eighteenth century after a German immigrant named Caspar Wistar founded the United Glass Company near Alloway, NJ in 1739. Wistarburgh Glass. NJ 350

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William Carlos Williams: The Poet of Paterson Teaching Resource (Target Age: Elementary/Middle School)

In his book, “Something Urgent I Have To Say To You”: The Life and Works of William Carlos Williams, Herbert Leibowitz writes, “you are never far from Rutherford in any of Williams’s poems.” Influenced by his working class patients of New Jersey, Williams inspired generations of poets. William Carlos Williams. NJ 350

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Washington at Morristown: “So Hard a Winter” Teaching Resource (Target Age: Elementary School)

In late November of 1779, General George Washington decided that the Continental Army would return to a familiar location for winter camp. He chose Morristown, NJ where they had spent the winter of 1776 to 1777 after their historic victories in Trenton and Princeton. Morristown made strategic sense for a number of reasons. This first […]

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The Petticoat Politicians of 1776: New Jersey’s First Female Voters Teaching Resource (Target Age: Elementary & Middle School)

In May of 1776, anticipating independence, the Constitutional Convention sent out instructions that each state devise a new governmental structure. In response, New Jersey’s legislature broke new ground when it drafted a state constitution that not only gave the note to men who met certain property requirements, but also gave it to some women, African-American, […]

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