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Die Weisse Rose: German History
Students conduct research on a German anti-Nazi group named "Die Weisse Rose", the White Rose, that eventually lost their lives for their resistance to Nazi rule. They view films, access the Internet, prepare responsive narratives to the material and identify new structures and vocabulary they have encountered.
9th - Higher Ed Languages 5 Views 20 Downloads
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 Language Arts 54 Views 39 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Great War: Evaluating the Treaty of Versailles
Students examine and evaluate the Treaty of Versailles. They read and discuss primary source documents, explore various websites, develop a list of postwar goals for France, Germany, and the U.S., and evaluate whether the treaty was fair or unfair.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 116 Downloads
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 Language Arts 77 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Fall of Rome the Roman Empire... in the 15th Century
What caused, and when was, the fall of the Roman Empire? Find out why the narrator argues the date to be around the middle of the 15th century, or in some ways, to this very day. The video covers Roman efforts to incorporate Germanic warriors into the Roman army, the lack of an emperor after the fifth century, and the rise and impact of the Byzantine empire.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table
Did you know that the first time someone isolated a pure element was when Henning Brand boiled down his own urine in 1669 and unknowingly discovered phosphorus? The history of our current periodic table of elements is entertainingly drawn for viewers with clever black-and-white animation.
4 mins 8th - 12th Science 66 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Adolf Hitler: Was Hitler a Passionate Lunatic?
Learners investigate WWII by researching Adolf Hitler. In this dictator biographical lesson, students identify the role Adolf Hitler played in the self destruction of Germany by reading secret transcripts from German leaders. Learners answer study questions about the assigned text and discuss the use of propaganda in WWII.
3rd - 7th Language Arts 19 Views 52 Downloads
Germany : 1500-present
In this German history study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the history of Germany from 1500 to the present and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. Students also respond to 22 short answer questions regarding the topic.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 10 Views 60 Downloads
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 49 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Pennsylvania Colony: The Holy Experiment
Have your class explore U.S. history by discussing religion in the colonial era. Your fifth graders review the history of Pennsylvania and the conformist views placed upon immigrants to the country. Then, they read a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote regarding the influx of German immigrants to the U.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 124 Downloads
Cast of Personalities - The Louisiana Purchase
The origins of the state of Arkansas are the focus of this history lesson. Elementary schoolers to high schoolers identify persons associated with the development of the state from the very first European contact to statehood in 1836. Besides outlining some great activities, this lesson has short biographies of many of the major players in the development of Arkansas.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 57 Downloads
The Birth of the Ancient Games: The Olympics
This exercise includes a lengthy article on the history of the Olympics as well as a map of Ancient Greece. The last page includes 15 reading comprehension questions about the passage. A fairly thorough look at this topic - geared toward high school classes based on the reading comprehension level.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 59 Views 449 Downloads
Kaffee - und Teegesellschaften: German Foods
Introduce your Language students to the culture and 19th century German custom of serving coffee and cake at small parties. They read old cookbooks, sort recipes, prepare foods, compare old German recipes to recipes from home and convert measurements and temperatures.
9th - 12th Languages 4 Views 16 Downloads
Charlemagne Unites Germanic Kingdoms
The dawn of the Middle Ages and the Roman Empire is being driven out of Europe. Germanic Kingdoms are beginning to flourish and it is Charlemagne who unites them. This well-organized and comprehensive presentation covers the rise of the Germanic Kingdoms, the adoption of Christianity, and how Charlemagne took power.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 14 Views 91 Downloads
World War II
What's great about this summary of World War II is that in addition to reviewing pivotal events and players, the narrator describes the war's connection to countries beyond the core Axis and Allies. It also emphasizes causes behind Germany's military expansion and the war's overall impact on the civilian population.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Intolerance in American History
Examine the United States through the lens of intolerance using this 2-week unit plan, which includes details for 13 days of instruction. Scholars study examples of prejudiced behavior throughout history, discuss issues in groups, investigate genocide, analyze primary sources and legislative landmarks, and finally apply their knowledge to a study on the Holocaust.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 38 Views 230 Downloads
Early North Carolina History Tic-Tac-Toe
Students choose three activities that demonstrate their knowledge of North Carolina history. For this North Carolina history lesson, students choose three activities from a tic-tac-toe sheet to complete. They research information, write a paragraph, and/or complete creative projects.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 9 Views 98 Downloads
The Story Behind Your Glasses
Get a new view of vision enhancement with this innovative little film. The history of man's use of lenses and the advancement of optic technology is perused with captivating graphic animation and easy-to-follow narration. Incorporate this as an engaging introduction to your optics unit!
4 mins 8th - 12th Science 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Deutschland und die Europäische Union (Germany and the European Union)
Introduce your language students in German class to the European Union, including the historic developments, the current structure, and some of the political and social principles behind it with this lesson. In small groups, learners will respond to German music and read, discuss, and highlight information about the European Union.
10th - 12th Languages 3 Views 5 Downloads