Compare and Contrast Historical Events Teacher Resources
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History: Napoleon Becomes a Man of Destiny
Students analyze the forces that shape character development, including the role of historical events. Students contrast the ethos of the Ancient Regime with the new ideals awakened by the French Revolution.
Learners examine different decades in American history, finding connections between the historical events and the poetry written during these time periods. They write their own poetry based on current world events.
Comparing War Monuments in North and South Korea
Students compare war monuments of North and South Korea. In this Korean history instructional activity, students compare and contrast images of the war monuments in both countries. Students analyze the message behind the monuments as they complete a worksheet activity.
The Killing Fields
Eleventh graders explore ethnic divisions in the West African nation of Ivory Coast and research instances of ethnic cleansing in nations throughout history. They create global history textbook entries that explore, compare and contrast historic examples.
All Roads Lead to Rome
Students compare and contrast two great civilizations that took very different paths. They examine what may have happened had the Romans continued to persecute the Christians and how such a great civilization could eventually fall.
Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education: Looking At Primary Source Documents
High schoolers compare and contrast two historic decisions within the cultural fabric of the times. They become true historians by evaluating an historic event within the context of the period. They become better equipped to evaluate current events.
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Students analyze sculpture, poetry, and music to gain an understanding of historical events. In this critical thinking skills lesson, students take a closer look at African-American history as they examine "Lift Every Voice and Sing'" and The Harp. Students then write their own poems based on their analysis of the other works.
Activism and Social Reform in America from 1800-1850
Students discuss idea of social status, examine antebellum social reform movements, and compare and contrast experiences of activists who sought to improve workers' lives, end slavery, reform immigration laws, and establish voting rights for women.
1968 – A Generation in Revolt
Tenth graders compare and contrast the revolts that took place around the world in 1968. In this global studies lesson, 10th graders research the youth revolts that took place in Paris, Prague, and Chicago in 1968 and create posters and write essays that explore the climate and results of the revolts.
Doing Things the Wright Way
Students investigate 20th century inventions in order to examine how inventions reflect the historical events during which they were developed an
A Practical Experiment In Colonization
Role-play and simulation exercises are fantastic ways to help learners understand the reality behind many social and historical events. Pretending they are colonists, upper graders choose a location, create a history, establish laws, and design their village. Each group then compares and contrasts their experiences to those of the real American settlers. Modify the activity to fit almost any grade level.
Young scholars explore the first Thanksgiving. For this holiday lesson, students create a KWL chart on what they know about the first Thanksgiving and conduct Internet research on this topic. Young scholars use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the lifestyles of the Pilgrims to the Wampanoags.
The Impact of Your Family History
Learners analyze and create a time line. In this history lesson, students research and write a time line displaying historical events and how they have impacted their family members and ancestors.
A Golden Age: Three West African Empires
Seventh graders compare and contrast the three West African Kingdoms. In this World History lesson, 7th graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Students present their kingdom to the class.
Practical Experiment in Colonization
Students examine the effects that cultural background and specific historical events have upon the development of a colony. They research the colonies to design their own.
Logo Design Basics: Your Name Here
Learners become familiar with the fundamentals of graphic design to develop a logo. In this logo design lesson plan, students generate their own two logos using their own name and a personal hobby as inspiration. Learners select their preferred font, color, and image to include in their design; students then compare and contrast the two logos and their features.
A Colony is Born : Lesson 2 - Sez Who?
Second graders increase their baseline knowledge of primary and secondary sources and the likenesses and differences of them with regard to a selected historical event.
Establishment of Plainfield
Eighth graders analyze documents and maps of Plainfield, CT from different time periods, then, working in a small group, create a map for a giventime. In this Plainfield lesson, 8th graders read primary and secondary sources from local history, compare and contrast changes over time.
What can money tell us?
High schoolers study the physical presence, imagery and written text on a reproduction of colonial currency. They apply their research to a modern day quarter to compare and contrast two coins. In addition, they design their own colonial American coin.
Pearl Harbor vs September 11 Attack
Young scholars compare and contrast the events of the Pearl Harbor Attack and the attack on September 11, 2001 by examining the similarities and differences between these two events.