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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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 14 Downloads
Forever in Our Memories
Students consider reactions to various plans for building on the grounds of the World Trade Center. They explore ideas and opinions that went into creating other memorials of events in American history and propose ideas for improving upon the existing
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Changing Perspectives on the Japanese Internment Experience
High schoolers explore the issue of Japanese-American internment. For this World War II lesson, students analyze historical biases regarding Japanese-American internment as they analyze literature, research print and Internet sources, and complete a project that requires them to create a product that explores the issue from their selected perspectives.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
How "Grand" and "Allied" was the Grand Alliance?
Students examine the Grand Alliance between the U.S., Great Britain, and the Soviet Union during World War II. They analyze primary sources, examine maps, answer discussion questions, conduct research, and write an essay.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Effects of Civic Action
Students examine the impact of 4-H clubs during World War II. In this primary source analysis lesson, students read 4-H primary source materials in order to discover how the clubs functioned during the war. Students write articles that reveal how the counties participated in 4-H during the war.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads
Remembering the First
Students examine words and phrases associated with World War I as an introduction the era. They explore the legacy of World War I by reading and discussing "The War to End All Wars If Only." Students write obituries for fallen World War I soldiers that incorporte information they were taught in class.
6th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 54 Downloads
The John Travolta Syndrome
Young scholars examine the influence of music and film on contemporary fashion. In this popular culture lesson, students research select films featuring John Travolta. Young scholars research selected time periods in American history as well.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
China: Then and Now
Seventh graders explore China. In this Chinese culture lesson, 7th graders examine the history of China from ancient to contemporary times. They use Internet sources to research government, religion, arts, human rights, education, and daily life.
7th Language Arts 3 Views 40 Downloads
Social Studies: Global Issue Awareness
Tenth graders assess the Canadian International Development Agency themes of poverty, education, children's rights, gender equality, and environmental issues. They choose one area to research and create portfolios about them. Once students have presented their findings, they consider how their own experiences differ from them.
10th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Wars and Revolutions
Students explore how World War I and the Russian Revolution shaped the world. They participate in a series of background knowledge activities and then work in small groups to create a newspaper containing a cover story, debate, weather page, editorial, current events, obituary, political cartoon, and man of the year from the time period during the Revolution.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 20 Views 116 Downloads
Another Perspective on Modern Civilization
Students consider the impact of current issues on the world population. In this global studies lesson, students discuss the pros and cons of modernization after they listen to a lecture about Gandhi's opinion of modern civilization. Students also watch video segments and read excerpts from lectures and books about Gandhi's challenge to people to live lives thinking about the impact of their decisions on others.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 25 Downloads
The Terror of Their Ways
Learners examine human rights abuses. In this contemporary history lesson, students investigate violations against human rights during war. Learners discuss the work of the Red Cross and Amnesty International in promoting human rights issues.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Munich: Peace in Our Time
Students examine the Munich Agreement. For this World War II lesson, students analyze the agreement made among Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Students discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the agreement.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads