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Students explore the growth of anti-communism sentiments in the United States leading up to the Cold War. In groups, they explore events leading up the Cold War. Students write a summary and present their report to the class. Afterward, they debate the consequences of the fear of Communism.
This is an excellent resource for US history classes, especially AP history. After learning some background on the Marshall Plan, the class, divided into two groups, researches opposing positions on this aid program. Groups read and analyze primary and secondary sources at school and home. They also formulate questions for the opposition to be used following each student's speech about the validity of the Marshall Plan.
"It was my view then, and still is, that you don't make war without knowing why." Remembering Vietnam is a powerful resource. The essential questions, the activities, the readings, the materials examined all seek to provide learners with the information Tim O'Brien refers to in The Things they Carried. The objective stance permits individuals to formulate their own opinions about the Vietnam War and the Vietnam Memorial. A must-have for an English Language Arts or Social Studies curriculum library.
A lot happened to European economics, policy, and social systems after WWII. This 24 page social studies packet provides images, reading passages, comprehension questions, and critical thinking questions regarding all things Europe from 1945-1980. Extensive, complete, and well worth your time.
Fourth graders engage in a series of lessons on ancient China, and the contributions that civilization made that are still being used today. This cross-curicullar unit of study engages learners in tasks that should lead to a new understanding and appreciation of this amazing culture. Fantastic streamed video, worksheets, in-class activities, assessments, and extension activities are all embedded in these fine plans.
The Great Depression is one of the landmark time periods in American History. Use these lessons to lead your seventh graders into a thorough study of how the Great Depression came about, how long it lasted, and how people got through this difficult time. The 12-page packet has many terrific activities designed to help learners gain a deep understanding of the economics of the times and how President Roosevelt's New Deal helped bring the country back on its feet.
Young geographers learn about the extreme temperatures found in the Rebublic of Sakha, and study the hardships caused by these temperatures. They look at why people choose to live in such a remote and rugged area. This incredible, 22-page lesson plan is packed with photographs, worksheets, engaging activites and assignments, and is well-woth implementing in your classroom. Spectacular!
Analyze the use of balanced sentences and parallelism in a narrative. Included in this resource is a narrative about serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan titled, "The Train Ride Home". Middle and high schoolers review vocabulary and employ the techniques taught in order to write grammatically correct, balanced sentences.
If ever a person wanted to know about the start, spread, and effects of the Industrial Revolution now would be the time to ask. Answer questions regarding facets of the Industrial revolution in slide show format. Each slide contains amazing information, images, and review questions. There is enough information here to teach an entire unit!
Discuss the full travesty of the Vietnam War. Whether it's for history class, Memorial Day, or Veterans Day, this slide show is sure to make an impact on learners in the upper grades. Vivid images, concise language, and the complete causes, effects, and events which occurred throughout the entire war are defined here, including the actions of each president who held office during war time.
“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.
Designed for an advanced placement class, this resource requires class members to assess President Kennedy's dedication to civil rights through reading, discussion, and writing. Provided with a set of eight primary and secondary sources, pupils must read and examine individually before working in small groups to prepare an argument and debate. After the debate, one hour is allotted for a timed writing and self-assessment. All necessary materials are included except a rubric.