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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
High schoolers explore the issue of Japanese-American internment. In 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.
Students work in a large group discussion where their purpose is to solve a problem or discuss sides of a controversial issue. They come to a group consensus or develop a solution.
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.
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.
Pupils explore the aims of artists working in various contemporary art movements, then create works in a similar art style to convey
Students research the Tuskegee Airmen and the Flygirls of World War II. They write an account of one of the flyers of what they think happened.
Students examine the state of child labor in the world. For this global economy lesson, students consider the implications of child labor in the world as they research its prevalence.
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.
Students examine the influence of music and film on contemporary fashion. In this popular culture lesson, students research select films featuring John Travolta. Students research selected time periods in American history as well. Students use their research finding to prepare presentations regarding the assigned historical time periods and the film clips.
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.
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.
Young scholars explore the concept of renewable energy. In this green design activity, students research local energy issues facing their community and create policies to address the issues.
Students examine global development issues. In this media awareness lesson plan, students analyze current event issues and create video podcasts based on their research.
In this contemporary American history exam worksheet, students respond to 35 multiple choice questions that focus on the 1950's to the present.
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.
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.
Students examine human rights abuses. In this contemporary history lesson, students investigate violations against human rights during war. Students discuss the work of the Red Cross and Amnesty International in promoting human rights issues. 
Pupils examine the Munich Agreement. In this World War II lesson, students analyze the agreement made among Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Pupils discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the agreement.
Students compare and contrast information about Christopher Columbus in older and contemporary textbooks. In this historical perspectives lesson, students research information about Columbus and determine how the view of the explorer has changed over time.