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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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Campbell Soup Company Teaching Resource (Target Age: Middle School)

The Campbell Soup Company was founded in 1869 by fruit merchant Joseph Campbell and icebox manufacturer Abraham Anderson as a small canning company in Camden, New Jersey. They started out packing three products: French peas, fancy asparagus, and beefsteak tomatoes, then expanded to other vegetables, jellies, soups, condiments, and mincemeat. Learn more on how the […]

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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Resource (Target Age: Middle/High School)

On March 4, 1913, Woodrow Wilson became the first governor of New Jersey to take the oath of office as president of the United States. In the hotly contested national election of 1912, Wilson defeated two presidents: incumbent William Howard Taft, a Republican, and ex-president Theodore Roosevelt, who ran as a third-party candidate. Woodrow Wilson. […]

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Alexander Hamilton’s Dreams of Industry Teaching Resource (Target Age: Middle/High School)

Alexander Hamilton stands as one of the most important, influential and consequential leaders in American history. Among the authors of The Federalist Papers and the nation’s first secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton’s vision and leadership was instrumental in making the United States a leading hub of manufacturing and economic dynamism, beginning with the founding of […]

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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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Elizabeth White and the Blueberry Business Teaching Resource (Target Age: Middle School)

Until the early twentieth century, most farmers thought that wild blueberries could not be cultivated successfully. Elizabeth Coleman White changed all of that. She helped organize the New Jersey Blueberry Cooperative Association, was the first female member of the American Cranberry Association, and the first woman to receive the New Jersey Department of Agriculture citation. […]

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The Voice of Jersey: Frank Sinatra Teaching Resource (Target Age: Middle/High School)

Frank Sinatra is among the twentieth century’s most iconic and popular performers. While his incomparable style drew on several influences, including Bing Crosby’s crooning, trombonist Tommy Dorsey’s breath control, and blues singer Billie Holiday’s rhythmic swing, he is principally credited with the concept of singing colloquially, or treating lyrics as personal statements and handling melodies […]

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