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Take a closer look at the impact of war in this language arts and social studies lesson. Middle schoolers use primary sources to conduct research as they relate to the effects of war on children. They compare and contrast the effects of war in different times and places and participate in creative theater exercises that include the children they have studied.
Guide your next lecture on northern Eurasia, Japanese reunification, the Shogunate, and the Russian Empire with this extensive presentation. Each slide contains bulleted information outlining key points from each topic. It was most likely intended for use with a full unit. Note: There are no images and each slide, while organized, is text heavy. Best used with advanced learners.
A timeline of the main events in Napoleon's career (starting in 1799) begins this video, which details the War of the Third Coalition and the transition of the Holy Roman Empire into the Confederation of the Rhine. Maps, paintings, and annotations will make this lecture appealing to your students as they learn about Napoleon's incredible rise to the position of Emperor, and therefore, near-invincibility. Strategies of the war from all perspectives help to round out this chapter in history.
Compare and contrast World War II to the Iraqi war with this lesson. After watching a film, they use supporting evidence to support their point of view of the conflicts. Using the internet, they create a presentation to share with the class what information they have gathered from examining World War II.
Explore the implications of the Japanese occupation of Korea during World War II. Learners read Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood, participate in classroom discussions about the novel and keep journals in which they respond to comprehension and higher-level questions.
Now here is a very good presentation on the American Civil War, that you shouldn't pass up. Rich in text and images, the presentation covers all the bases. All of the major battles, key people, policies, and even a section describing the role women and African-Americans played during the war are discussed.
Here is a fine unit of lessons which compare and contrast the culture during the time period of the classic book, Little Women to present day. Topics covered are the family, politics, morality, fashion, transportation, cities, historical events, and much more. Fifth graders take a close look at the many ways the war affected one particular family: the March family. This 22-page plan contains worksheets, quizzes, activities, rubrics, and explicit instructions on how to implement the lessons. Very good!
Help young historians personally engage in the stories of African Americans during the Great Migration! Assessing a migration route map, learners create a migrant character's experience, adding details while studying primary sources. A worksheet is included to organize findings, and can easily be used for whole-class instruction, small groups, or individual work. Learning is synthesized through a scrapbook project. Extensions are included and most links to sources work.
High school historians interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources to decide if the southern advance was a reckless step toward war, or if it was reasonable. They research the Japanese southern advance tactics during the war and how the United States responded to it. They also identify how the Japanese prepared for the Pearl Harbor attack.