European History Teacher Resources
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Preparing for the AP European History Exam
Only have a few weeks until the AP exam? Don't panic. Prepare your AP students for the European History exam using these detailed strategies. This instructional lesson plan summarizes ideas to prepare your scholars for the big test,...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
French Revolution (Part 2)
Interesting facts and historical anecdotes are peppered throughout this video, which covers the beginnings of the French Revolution of 1789. The narrator guides viewers through the timeline and events of the French Revolution with...
15 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Fur Trappers and Beaver Pelts
Young scholars explore the history of Colorado's fur trade. Using a series of primary source documents and the included graphic organizer, students examine the causes influencing the growth of this industry and the effects it had on both...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Unexpected Family History
The history of the northern states' involvement in the slave trade is not widely known. This resource uses the PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and the nonfiction book, Children of the New England Slave Trade, to examine this aspect...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
European Tour: History and Tradition
High schoolers explore the Sistine Chapel. In this European history lesson plan, students watch "Sistine Chapel Frescoes: Scenes from Genesis." High schoolers then discuss the Vatican and the role of the Pope. Students then visit a...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Connecting Europe to latin America
With Europe and Latin America as the focus, pupils use educational software to create a timeline. Learners can review a variety of historical information using this technique. It could be used to highlight major events in Latin American...
6th Social Studies & History
This presentation reviews the ins and outs of nineteenth century imperialism. The narrator discusses the colonization of Africa in great detail, and delves into the effects of industrialization, superior technology, and widespread...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols
How did the Russia we know today come to take shape? How did the Mongols make a lasting impact on the evolution of Russia? John Green discusses this history, including the nation's early separation from the Byzantine Empire and the reign...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
International Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade
Economic principles and world history are beautifully woven together in this history presentation on medieval Indian Ocean trading. The narrator discusses the unprecedented self-regulation executed by merchants along the Indian Ocean...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 11: Enlightenment: An Application of Reform to Political Theories
Ninth graders determine what the Enlightenment had to do with the American Revolution. In this historical perspectives lesson, 9th graders examine the ideals of Enlightenment philosophers as they view a PowerPoint presentation. Students...
9th Social Studies & History
Unit 2: Development of Feudalism in Western Europe
How did feudalism help to establish order in Europe during the Middle Ages after the fall of the Roman Empire? Here you'll find a collection of videos and a student packet of worksheets to supplement your unit on the subject.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction To The European Union
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...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
Writing Exercises: The European Middle Ages
Use this worksheet to check for understanding after your class reads materials related to Europe in the Middle Ages. There are three questions that ask them to describe Charlemagne as a prominent historical figure, the feudal system, and...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History