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The Gulf War, 1991
A 10-minute video effectively recaps the US efforts during the Gulf War. Young learners who don't know much about this war will benefit from watching this film. The major events, leaders, and personalities associated with The Gulf War are all presented.
10 seconds 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Crisis, Realignment, and the Dawn of the Post-Cold War World: 1975-1991
Explore the shift in politics, population growth, and economy that followed the Cold War. Upper graders begin this journey in 1975 with the postcolonial crises and Asian economic expansion, then moves into the end of the bi-polar world in 1989.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Is Gulf War Syndrome a Significant Health Issue the U.S. Government has Tried to Cover Up?
Learners examine the issues surrounding Gulf War Syndrome. In groups, they analyze evidence from the war and medical information. They participate in a debate in which they support their feelings on whether the government of the United States tried to hide this issue from the Americacn public.
9th - 12th Health 9 Views 21 Downloads
Drums of War
Students research the political climate prior to major American wars of the past, then reflect on the current call for power to confront Iraq. They create posters using newspaper articles and headlines to highlight the major opinions of that time.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 34 Downloads
Armadillo: Reporting on War
Point of view is everything, especially when reporting about the war in Afghanistan. Class members compare and contrast the same event from the war in Afghanistan as reported by five different sources. Learners are also asked to rank the reliability of various sources.
10th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 8 Downloads
The Gulf War and its Consequences
Students study the historical background of Desert Storm/Desert Shield. They determine that not all Americans were in favor of the Gulf War and examine the Gulf War Syndrome. They discover that another possible cause pertains to chemical weaponry or fallout from Allied bombing.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 16 Views 37 Downloads
The Gulf War 1990-1991
Students examine facets of the Gulf War. For this Gulf War lesson, students review vocabulary and people related to the war. Students then research various Gulf War Topics in heterogeneous groups. Students share their findings with their classmates.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 22 Downloads
Historical Perspectives: Coming Home from War
What do the homecoming experiences of soldiers who fought in WWII, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan reveal about the politics and culture of the US during the time period of each war? Young historians view The Way We Get By, which tells the story of Maine Troop Greeters, and read excerpts from “Soldiers Coming Home,” and “Homecoming” in preparation for a group research project about the experiences of these soldiers.
7th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 26 Downloads
The Brief American Pageant: The Resurgence of Conservatism
Take a short trip back in time with this presentation, which details the political and electoral contexts of 1980's and 1990's America. Covering the Gulf War as well as domestic economics, these slides feature easy-to-read charts and maps that will successfully supplement your lecture on modern history.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
War Powers Act and the Constitution
The strength of this plan, which focuses on the War Powers Act, is in the included supplementary materials. Class members read several provided documents, take notes, and discuss their opinions and then deliberate within small groups or partnerships.
9th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Iraq: How Did We Get Here?
Students examine the role of the Department of Defense. They explain the process in which the government decides it is going to go to war with another country. They identify key decision makers and explore the role of the United Nations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
West Virginians in the Military: Letters Home
Students survey what it is like to have family members deployed during a war. In this history lesson, students read letters that were written home during many different wars throughout history, then the students write their own letter home, as if they were fighting in a war.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
World War II and Propaganda Efforts
Students define propaganda and list the various propaganda techniques used to influence people. They identify propaganda methods used by the American Government to encourage Americans to support the war effort
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 190 Downloads
The Cold War: Solving the Mystery of History with Voices on Vinyl
Eighth graders explore the Cold War Era. In this world history instructional activity, 8th graders discover the positions taken by countries during the Cold War as they listen to lectures regarding the major events and turning points in the Cold War.
8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 46 Downloads
Civil Liberties and War Powers: Korematsu v. United States
Eleventh graders compare and contrast Supreme Court decisions dealing with the application of civil rights during times of war, with emphasis on discrimination and detention. Working in groups, 11th graders review cases and analyze how they reflect the intent and spirit of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Tactics in the Persian Gulf: From Diplomacy to Force
Learners trace the United States' involvement in Iraq from 1991 to today. They interpret a map of Iraq, evaluate possible causes and effects of events. They participate in, collect and analyze a poll regarding the next steps the US should take.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
Desert Storm, Revisited
Students re explore a piece of history to bring it back into focus for today's young people. They enhance their building on their distance from the conflict with an objective debate about its merits. Students research maps, charts and photos as a visual aid to a debate.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 19 Downloads