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Students examine the Philippine War and the treatment of Filipino soldiers.In this Philippine War lesson, studnets analyze documents and inquire as to why there was such brutality. Students use graphic organizers to record their analysis.
High schoolers investigate nuclear weapons policies. For this global issues lesson, students research policies that the United States could institute to control nuclear weapon production. High schoolers participate in a simulation to determine the policy that would best benefit the United States.
Young scholars exhibit a sensitivity to the Rape of Nanjing and its impact. In this world history lesson, students examine the conflicts surrounding the 1937 Rape of Nanjing.
Students analyze artist's themes and means of communication, think critically about their sources of information, and weigh claims of national security against the civil liberties of diverse groups.
Students conduct research for this lesson plan is based on viewing the Historica Footprints, Normie Kwong, Russ Jackson, Ron Lancaster and Angelo Mosca. The first Grey Cup game was played on a cold, blustery day in December 1909. The 1950 Grey Cup-The Mud Bowl-was such a mess at one point that a referee mistakenly thought a Winnipeg player was drowning in a puddle.
Learners write a few paragraphs that give Students' opinion on how U.S. involvement in foreign affairs, such as in the Middle East, influences the way the rest of the world views the U.S.
Students examine U.S. foreign affairs with the Middle East during the Reagan and Bush presidencies. In this Middle East lesson, students watch video segments, examine maps, and listen to music regarding the relationship between the U.S. and Middle Eastern nations in the 1980s and 1990s.
Young scholars compose essays on nuclear policies. In this North Korea lesson, students examine political cartoons and primary documents regarding nuclear build-up by North Korea. Young scholars write essays about North Korea's military goals and the Six-Party Talks.
Students explore American foreign policy regarding the war in Iraq. In this Iraq debate lesson, students examine videos and documents about the pros and cons of keeping American troops in Iraq.
Young scholars examine the choices African Americans faced with their new-found freedom after the Civil War. In this African-American history lesson, students discuss and define slavery and the types of work Ellen Cook had as a slave. Young scholars discuss the Civil War and the United States as a whole. Students role play as former slaves and use a worksheet to help them find a destination to make their lives as freed slaves. Young scholars present their role play in groups.
Eleventh graders study the history of immigration from 1850 to the present.  For this American History lesson, 11th graders compare the 1924 and 1965 immigration acts and give a reasoned opinion on each.  Students research, write, and make a presentation on a notable immigrant to the United States.
Students consider the success of democracies in Eastern Europe. In this government systems lesson, students research the implementation of democratic practices and rule in the countries of Eastern Europe following the Cold War. Students also discuss and rank the characteristics of democracies.
Students act as delegates to the Russia-NATO summit in Reykjavik, Iceland by researching and drafting position papers on six topics of interest to NATO.
Students discuss Spain's relationship with Europe and the U.S. and research incidents of American-European disagreements regarding international actions and policy. They write essays on how the world might be different if a multipolar world existed.
Tenth graders analyze an issue discussing the rights of citizens. They debate after they have formed an opinion and argue the points and evaluate who had the stronger argument.
Students investigate the concept of mass migration and conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create letters written from the perspective of a person who may have migrated during the time period.
“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your. country.” Did you know that John Kenneth Galbraith, Adlai Stevenson, and Theodore Sorensen helped John F. Kennedy craft his 1961 inaugural address? Learners not only examine the rhetorical devices JFK employed in his speech, but also analyze the suggestions made by Galbraith and Stevenson and compare these suggestions to the delivered version. Teacher and student copies of the worksheets are included in a richly detailed plan that deserves a spot in your curriculum library.
Though this resource was designed in 2005, US tension with North Korea remains a relevant topic for exploration and understanding. Unfortunately, this lecture and reading-based lesson plan is unlikely to engage the class. The end product is a short essay that provides a viable explanation of what, in the student's opinion, is most likely to transpire between the US and North Korea. Some components may be useful, but  an underwhelming lesson plan overall.
Students explore communism from historical and theoretical perspectives to present to fellow classmates at a teach-in. Each team of students be responsible for researching and presenting on one of the suggested topics in the activity.
Students consider qualities that the public seeks in a vice president, then analyze statements made by the vice presidential candidates and multimedia commentary on the debate by a Times reporter. For homework.

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