European History Teacher Resources
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Charity throughout History
Ever stop to think about why charities exist and when they started? Take a second to look through history and discover that giving has been apart of human society since ancient Rome. Jump to the US to uncover facts about our first charitable organizations such as the YMCA, The Red Cross, The United Way, and Live Aide.
New! Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the influence of their religious beliefs on their activism and their contributions to society. They will then arrange themselves into chronological order according to the accomplishments of the figures they researched and peer-teach their group's findings to their classmates.
In this historical perspectives worksheet, students read a 2-page selection about Northern Europe of the past and today and then respond to 5 short answer questions and compete a graphic organizer based on the information.
Victory and the New Order in Europe
High schoolers explore the ways in which the USSR, the United States, and Britain differed on the future of Germany. They understand why and how the United States attempted to preserve the Grand Alliance as American diplomats addressed European issues. Students utilize excelent websites and documents imbedded in this plan.
US History Overview 3- WWll to Vietnam
This video brings viewers up to modern history (1975) after taking them through WWII, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War. Though the format of the timeline might appear straightforward, viewers will be engaged because of the bright text and the relevant pictures. This resource provides just enough information to develop a firm grasp on the most important events of the 20th century.
US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker "fast-forwards" 130 years to discuss the French and Indian War. This is an engaging way to review American history up to the Civil War for students who might be a little fuzzy on the details.
French Realism and Its Place in History
Students can gain a greater understanding of 19th century Europe by focusing on French Realism.
Listening to History
Students consider the insight to the past that oral histories can provide. They, in groups, analyze oral histories, prepare to interview a family member on their recollections of a historical event and then write a historical narrative.
8th Grade U.S. History Task Study Packet
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil War reformation. There are 10 full assignments compiled in a fourteen-page packet.
The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport
Students research the role and value of sports in modern high schools which resemble the ancient Greek education. In this sports history lesson, students explore the meaning of aretê and evaluate an academic essay. Students find evidence in ancient Greek primary sources for and against the essay. Students determine whether the author's arguments apply to the high school sports culture.
In this geography skills worksheet, learners read a 2-page selection about Western Europe and then respond to 5 short answer questions and compete a graphic organizer based on the information.
In this Mediterranean Europe worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer as they read several passages, then answer five comprehension questions.
Napoleon and the War of the Third Coalition
A timeline of the main events in Napoleon's career (starting in 1799) begins this video, which details the War of the Third Coalition and the transition of the Holy Roman Empire into the Confederation of the Rhine. Maps, paintings, and annotations will make this lecture appealing to your students as they learn about Napoleon's incredible rise to the position of Emperor, and therefore, near-invincibility. Strategies of the war from all perspectives help to round out this chapter in history.
Europe in the Middle Ages
Learners focus on the development of European civilization during the Middle Ages in Europe through this series of lessons. They develop an awareness for time and place, explain the complex nature of cultures, and real and mythical characters.
Lesson 3: U.S. Neutrality and the War in Europe, 1939-1940
Students examine the U.S. neutrality policies that preceded American involvement in World War II. In this World War II lesson, students explore the events in Europe from 1939 to 1940 and Roosevelt's decision to give military aid to Britain.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 43 multiple choice questions about Europe between the years of 1848 and 1871. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
History and Culture of Russia
The history and culture of Russia is one of the most complex in Europe, and can provide interesting learning opportunities.
City Life In Europe
Students explore Paris. In this geography skills lesson, students watch "City Life in Europe," and conduct further research on the city of Paris and the country of France. Students create postcards that feature Parisian landmarks.
History and Culture of Greece
A study of the history of Greece can include research on individuals, such as Artistotle, that made this country famous.
In this online interactive history instructional activity, students respond to 10 short answer questions about Europe between 1815 and 1848. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive instructional activity.