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Students review photographs and create a timeline of events related to the Holocaust. In this WWII lesson, students match photographs with events and identify key locations on historical maps. Students graph population changes over time and view film clips on concentration camps.
Students study the Aztecs and Incas. For this Aztecs and Incas lesson, students discover their similiarities and differences and how the Spainards defeated both. Students create a picture book about one of these empires.
Students celebrate St. Valentine's Day. In this holiday lesson, students discover details about Lupercalia, St. Valentine, and modern traditions of the holiday.
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are DeadStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Get your AP historians thinking about the facts with this exam worksheet, which has students responding to 60 multiple choice questions about world religions, major events, and significant historical figures. The exam specifies chapters 8-15, however the text it is referencing is not listed. If it doesn't fit exactly with your unit, consider using some of the questions, and forego the lengthy process of writing multiple-choice options.
Sixth graders examine the renaissance period in history and explore various topics related to this time period.  In this renaissance lesson, 6th graders recognize how the renaissance period changed the nature of society and consider how migration and cultural diffusion influenced other world societies. Students analyze economic ideas that had a major impact on world events and identify various artifacts related to the renaissance period.
Is there anything better than chocolate? This series of cross-curricular lessons lays out five to seven days of a study on chocolate. Over these days, learners watch video clips about how chocolate is made, compose poems and legends, complete a map and timeline of the history of chocolate, and interact directly with chocolate. Complete with short informational texts, options for evaluation, and extensions, this unit could be used as is or altered to suit your classroom needs.
What was it that made Europe so keen to explore during the 1400s and 1500s? Watch this presentation to find out about several key causes for exploration. Maritime technology, spices, the Crusades, and the spread of religion are some of the reasons that people like Christopher Columbus set out to sea. 
Research various types of bridge designs. Your class will be asked to consider what it would be like without bridges while learning about how they work. They will construct a model bridge based on given parameters. They then calculate cable circumferences, length and thickness. There are many activities with this plan including geometric shapes, trusses, and rubric for evaluation. This could easily be made into a unit.
The Italian Renaissance was a period of great art and architecture. Show your class the achievements that define the Quattrocento period in Italian art and style. This slide show centers around Florence, the architecture, sculpture, and the masters that lived there during the 1400s. Note: This is a well-developed art presentation but is not punctuated by text, it is visual only. 
Make the exploration of Machu Picchu a real adventure with these innovative lessons.
Third graders write an informational report and create a visual display about a significant historical invention. They create a timeline of their own lives and write a "newspaper article" about something significant they do in the future.
Pupils explore the expedition of Christopher Columbus. In this geography skills lesson, students consider the technological advances that made Columbus's expedition possible as they complete a latitude and longitude activity.
Students study the culture and time period of the Timucua in Florida. They design pottery and a group dramatization of the daily life of The Timucua.
Students take a virtual trip down the Silk Road. Using a map, they trace the location of the trade route and others that were developed later. They use different spices and goods to trace how they came to the Americas. They answer comprehension questions to end the lesson.
Learners engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of medieval ages. They conduct research using a variety of resources and use the information to perform in some roleplay activities. Students also create research papers about medieval times.
In this geography worksheet, students read about the history and culture of Southeast Asia. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
In this food technology worksheet, learners first read a text detailing the changes in food and food technology in the last millennium. Students complete 3 pages of comprehension exercises pertaining to the food technology information presented.
Students discuss how to work together to solve community problems. In this community problems lesson plan, students discuss how their home, school, and community could benefit from group work and philanthropy. They read different situations and come up with solutions.
Students define philanthropy. In this community lesson, students read A River Ran Wild and discuss the needs in the communities presented. Students discuss aspects of philanthropy in a community and brainstorm elements of a healthy community. They develop a definition for philanthropy, public good and common good. Students brainstorm ideas that would fill needs in the community.

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