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Students investigate online websites on German U-boat naval warfare, conditions in the trenches and the effects of poisonous gases. They write three entries in a diary from different perspectives.
Pupils research how the capture of a German submarine by the Allies affected the outcome of WWII. In this WWII lesson plan, students complete a KWL chart. Pupils research primary source documents online and answer discussion questions.
Students research the sinking of the Lusitania. They work together to develop a position supporting an idea. They discover principles of international law and the rights of non-combatants in wartime.
Third graders explore WWII by analyzing technological advances. In this invention lesson, 3rd graders discuss the use of the Enigma machine which decoded private German messages that communicated with U-boats. Students utilize a timeline to describe how the Enigma machine helped end WWII.
Young scholars identify the reasons why the U.S. government decided to focus on the defeat of Germany and Japan and assess the wisdom of this decision. They analyze the magnitude of the U-Boat threat in the Atlantic.
Young scholars explore the pride of the Cunard line and a jewel in the British crown; a floating four star hotel. But during World War I, the RMS Lusitania carried more than well-to-do travelers luxuriating in her sumptuous appointments.
Ninth graders examine how the U. S. was aided by the Allies in World War II before the U. S. declared war. They analyze the evolution of U. S. foreign policy from the beginning of WW II through U. S. Declaration of War
Students investigate the concept of an underwater submarine while viewing a program with information about World War II U-boats. They answer key questions after the viewing of the program using student created notes. A summary of the video is given in the lesson plan.
Students identify several important events that led to U.S. involvement in World War I. They examine different explanations, form an opinion about the evidence for each rationale and then create a slideshow to present their findings.
Students watch a video clip about German submarines lost during World War II. They work together to create their own submarine out of a plastic bottle. They test the buoyancy of the submarine in different activities.
Eleventh graders reconsider the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I through the lens of archival documents.
Students reconsider the events leading to U.S. entry into World War I through the lens of archival documents.
What do you know about WWI? The creator of this fantastic presentation sure knows a lot! From the beginning of the war, to the trenches and the home front, World War I is discussed in full. Each slide includes images, blocks of informational text, and embedded hyperlinks. A really great tool to help learners understand many aspects of the war to end all wars.
Students explore the overall strategies pursued by the Americans and their British allies in the initial months of World War II in Europe. By examining military documents, students examine the decision to invade North Africa instead of France.
Students examine the wars the United States was involved in between 1898 and 1945. In groups, they determine the causes and effects of each war and how each war changed the way the United States handled their foreign affairs. As a class, they debate American imperialism and how we have used it to our advantage in each war.
High schoolers, after brainstorming all the different types of propaganda, explore, analyze and study the nature, origin and purpose of propaganda and how its aims are achieved. They assess how the sinking of the Lusitania was manipulated by the British government and media.
In this World War I worksheet, students read a 5 page selection about the war and then respond to 5 main idea and critical thinking questions based on the selection.
In this World War I worksheet, students read the provided selection titled "American Power Tips the Balance," and then respond to 4 main idea and critical thinking questions about America's involvement the war.
Students examine the contribution of Andrew Higgins to WWII. They watch a video about Andrew Higgins and the Normandy invasion, answer questions about the video, and write an obituary for Andrew Higgins.
Students investigate Supreme Court cases regarding the treatment of spies. In this traitors and spies lesson, students examine the Ex Parte Milligan (1866) and Ex Parte Quirin (1942) cases. Students discover the details and rulings on the cases and debate about how the cases may apply to foreign and domestic terrorists today.