Contemporary World Issues Teacher Resources
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The Contemporary World - The HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa & Canada's Response
Students research the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa as an example of a contemporary global issue and will explore the ways in which the disease is being addressed with an emphasis on the Canadian government. In this HIV/AIDS lesson, students work in groups to reseach AIDS-related interventions.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 13 Downloads
New Review Chronicling America: Uncovering a World at War
As part of a study of World War I, class members read newspaper articles from the time that urge American involvement, non-involvement, or neutrality. Using the provided worksheet, groups analyze the articles noting the central argument and support used.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
World History Research Paper
Here is a set of fantastic project guidelines for a World History research paper, including over 60 possible research topics and guiding questions. Templates for source citations and summaries are included, as well as a very detailed essay rubric.
9th - 11th Language Arts 36 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Advertising in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Persuasive Texts
Beginning a persuasive writing unit with your middle schoolers? Approach it through something that persuades us all: advertising! Through studying video and print advertisement, your class will practice Common Core skills for reading informational texts.
7th - 8th Language Arts 160 Views 439 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students research contemporary people who have made an impact on America's history. In this contemporary people instructional activity, students discuss the work and accomplishments of Joe DeLaCruz. They read several articles about him and analyze the information.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 101 Views 77 Downloads CCSS: Designed
African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions
Students research the role played and contributions made by African American soldiers during World War I. They discuss the evolution of civil rights in America's history, and the progress that has been made in the last 100 years.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 9 Views 54 Downloads
Teaching with Poster Art: World War I Posters
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War I lesson, students examine World War I posters. Students investigate the use of propaganda strategies in the posters and discuss the visual metaphors.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 71 Views 427 Downloads
Artists Teach Us to See the World through Visual Symbols
Tenth graders analyze a biographical piece of art by Raymond Saunders. They identify shapes, symbols, and lines that are used, and how the piece relates to the artist's life and modern society. They design and create an original piece of art that uses contemporary symbols to address current social and political issues.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 6 Downloads
Global Issue Awareness
Tenth graders are introduced to the major issues affecting the world today. Using the internet, they research one of the major topics of gender equality, poverty, education and children's rights. They create a portfolio of the information they gather and identify the responsiblity of others as they present their information to the class.
10th Language Arts 15 Views 23 Downloads
Originating from the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, here is a resource to support your world historians in their study of World War II, the Holocaust, your cultural scholars learning about anti-semitism, or your readers as they dig into The Diary of Anne Frank or Elie Weisel's Night.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Liberty and Security in Contemporary China
Upper graders consider contemporary Chinese economics, political viewpoints, and government. This unit covers a span of several class periods or six days, and engages learners in a variety of skills based activities. They conduct Internet reasearch, engage in discussion groups, create essay outlines, present multimedia presentations, and synthesize and evaluate informational resource.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 21 Downloads
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS OR LESS
Ninth graders investigate each nation chosen by your team. Each of you be responsible for one area of expertise and gather data in your area for each country you explore. Your role rotate as you travel to each country.
9th Social Studies & History 6 Views 62 Downloads
Reader Idea | Thinking Like a Historian About Current World Events
Check out this fantastic research project where learners work to see the modern world through the eyes of a historian and analyze a contemporary event of their choice. An in-depth reflection on the project is given by the project creator, as well as all the necessary project worksheets and handouts involving source analysis and research/presentation guidelines.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 42 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Don't be put off by the fact that the World War I propaganda posters in this packet are Canadian and some of them are even in French. All the better, in fact, to see the techniques. The richly detailed plan has instructors model analyzing basic propaganda techniques in a poster and then guiding learners through the process before individuals design their own World War I poster.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
United States Entry into World War I: Two Diametrically Opposed Views
Students analyze the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I. They read a speech by President Wilson and an opposition speech, list the reasons each gives for American entry into the war, and complete a Venn diagram.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 73 Downloads
Who's Who in World War II
If you are looking for a creative way to review the historical figures and groups that influenced the events of World War II, this lesson is for you. With a long list of resources, this activity could be used when you are assigning research on pertinent historical figures and groups.
6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 10 Downloads