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Revolt! Comparing Historical Revolutions
What elements are needed to have a revolution? How do historical revolutions from across the globe and generations compare with one another? This is an excellent activity that incorporates group work, source analysis, and an engaging slide show to review major revolutions in history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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.
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
French Revolution (Part 1)
History comes alive in this engaging video, which artfully sets up the first steps of the French Revolution. Students will relate to the idea of nobility "living it up" while 98% of the French citizens went without wealth or rights. The drama of the French Revolution is truly reflected in the narrator's passion and annotations of paintings and maps.
17 mins 7th - 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 colorful, animated annotation and several relevant pictures and maps.
15 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Score a home run with this packet of information on the very first player of the Negro League to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame — cultural groundbreaker and sports legend Satchel Paige. These worksheets include a brief history of Paige's life and career, a description of the Negro League and other major players, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, and a coloring worksheet.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
1917 French Posters
What was French life like in the later years of World War I? With this as your guiding question, International Baccalaureate classes will study the 10 French posters and answer a variety of questions (in French). Although not all of the links posted work correctly, the questions are accessible.
11th - 12th Languages
Splendide Californie French Artists’ Impressionsof the Golden State, 1786-1900
There is a lot to learn from art. This teacher's guide provides you with extensive background information, activities, and a scripted commentary to accompany a slide show on French artists in California during the Gold Rush Period. The slide show is not provided but image information is, along with an activity to be completed for each image show.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: French Revolution and Visual Language of Power
Take a look at the French Revolution and neo-classic art, then compare it to current social issues and contemporary art. Kids analyze several pieces painted by Jacques-Louis David in regard to style and subject then compare them to pieces painted by Kehinde Wiley's modern representations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Unit Two: The French Revolution and Napoleon
Have your class define, examine, and explore the causes and effects of the French Revolution. The presentation is organized so that students will be able to take effective notes on each topic covered. Critical thinking is promoted throughout the slide-show.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
French Revolution (Part 3)- Reign of Terror
This presentation features a collage of pictures and maps to be annotated by the engaging and passionate narrator. The beginning of the video features a review of the last one (featuring the first steps of the French Revolution), and flows smoothly into the main events of the Revolution and the Reign of Terror.
24 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Pearl Harbor Controversy
Did Roosevelt know about the planned attack on Pearl Harbor prior to December 7, 1941? After examining primary and secondary source materials, viewing documentary footage on the attack, a History Channel video on the controversy, and engaging in group and full class discussions, individuals present their response to the central question as an argumentative essay.
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
French Invasion of Russia
The arrogance of Napoleon is finally curtailed his final and most ambitious mission. Detailing one of the "top five famous military campaigns in all history," this video describes Napoleon's unsuccessful campaign to invade Russia - and his eventual loss of power.
17 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Native Americans in Arkansas: The Quapaw
The Quapaw Indians of Arkansas are the focus of this American history lesson. Learners discover many aspects of the Quapaw culture, such as their dwellings, social organization, food, and how the tribe was eventually driven out of Arkansas.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern American artists.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Spring French Project
Combine research, history, French, and art with an exploration of French castles. Pupils select a castle, research and write a two-page report on the history of the castle, create a PowerPoint presentation with images, and come up with visual or physical representation of the chosen castle.
6th - 12th Languages
Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution
Rather than simply summarizing the events that led to the American Revolution, have your learners listen as John Green offers some interesting points to be used as discussion or writing prompts in your review of the war. Green details early American colonies as self-governing entities, brings to light some hypocrisies of the War for Independence, and concludes by discussing the influence of the Enlightenment.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable