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Students identify benefits and repercussions of various methods of distributing goods in the Soviet Union.
In this communist economic policy worksheet, students pretend they are a policy leader under Comrade Lenin. They advise Lenin on several aspects of economic policy. Students demonstrate their understanding of this policy by completing unfinished statements.
Young scholars examine political cartoons depicting opinions about Margaret Chase Smith's Declaration of conscience. After examining the cartoons, they create their own political cartoons about the speech. As an ongoing activity, students collect political cartoons as a record of the year in history.
Students respect and appreciate the challenges people faced during World War II. They develop the different perspectives on race during WWII. Students develop that the nation's actions may not exemplify a nation's stated ideals. Students focus on the historical interpretation and the change over time.
If you really want to cover the flavor of the Roaring Twenties, use this presentation. The 1920s are categorized into politics, culture, music, policy, and social issues that divided the nation. Each main header contains several subsequent slides full of great information and hyperlinks. If I were a movie critic, I'd give this one two thumbs up!
Students examine how the author tries to capture the reader's imagination immediately, through imagery--and hold on to it. They locate Ukraine on a world map and understand Lenin's role in the establishment of Russian communism and the former Soviet Union.
In this U. S. historical facts instructional activity, students participate in identifying the various leaders being described, identify places described in detail and fill out a map by following the directions given.
Students examine and discuss current social and economic conditions in Russia. They read a story, apply the five themes of geography to Russia, analyze maps, complete a Venn diagram, and write journal responses.
Students examine the domino theory. In this cold war instructional activity, students watch a video about dominos and then get into groups that represent different nations. Students will then act out a mock simulation of the containment and domino theory.
The theory of socialism can be a means to explore the economies of countries around the world.
Students research the Chavez Ravine community of Los Angeles and the displacement of residents for the construction of Dodger Stadium. They discuss Chavez Ravine in terms of property rights versus eminent domain.
Ninth graders investigate the symbols and historical figures of the five main religions of the world. They participate in a class discussion, listen to a lecture and take notes, and write five Haikus, one about each major religion of the world.
Young scholars investigate the reasons for American military involvement in Vietnam. Among topics covered are the Domino Theory and the Cold War with the USSR. In small groups, students critically examine photographs from the war and complete photo analysis worksheets.
In this World Tourism Day activity, students complete activities such as read the passage, match the phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice fill in, correct the spelling, put text in correct order, unscramble the sentences, take a survey, and write all about World Tourism Day. Students complete 12 activities.
Students discover the accomplishments of Pope John Paul II. In this world history lesson plan, students research selected websites about the history of Poland, the accomplishments of Pope John Paul II, and the responsibities of the pope. Students use their research findings to create timelines.
For this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about the Cold War. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Students examine a document from the Berlin Airlift in order to research his important event in World History.
Students compare the Soviet-era marketplace with present-day Russian marketplace. They need to purchase enough goods to support their family of five for one week. Each group has only one Saturday to do their shopping.
With a combination of images, maps, and valuable information, this presentation is a strong resource for a history class that is coming out of a WWII unit and into a Cold War unit. Some points are outlined for students, while others are referenced only as images and depend on teacher and class discussion to be substantiated. The breadth of this slideshow lends well to use throughout a long-term unit, to be taken out when certain topics arise.
Students investigate the early years of the Cold War and the origins of containment. Both supporters as well as critics are probed to examine the differences that emerged in the months following the end of the war in Europe. This unit contains three les