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Take an in-depth look at the historical events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in this 69-slide PowerPoint. Photos, facts, and transcripts are outlined in this presentation in order to answer the stated essential question in slide 2: "What were Harry Truman's motivations for using the Atomic Bomb against Japan in World War II?" Note: This extensive slideshow will require at least an hour to get through with lecture and discussion.
Students analyze different perspectives of the history of the Holocaust. They experience primary and secondary sources along with pieces from literature, documentaries, songs and letters. A commitment of honor and dedication is expressed through the thoughts and feelings experienced by the survivors of the Holocaust viewed in this lesson plan.
Explore events prior to World War II. Learners view replicas of authentic photographs and hand written documents representing the viewpoints of Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain. They discuss alternate viewpoints, consider historical information, and construct opinions about Chamberlain's actions concerning appeasement.
Students investigate four main issues of concern between US and Japan prior to US involvement in World War II. In this role play lesson, students will take the role of US and Japanese negotiators trying to find a diplomatic solution to these four problems by working in pairs to work out an agreement between the two sides. Students will be asked to share the results of their conference and if they succeeded or failed to reach an agreement.
The epic clash of reason and emotion comes to life in this informative presentation. Detailing the period of Romanticism in 19th century Europe, these slides contain pictures of the most famous pieces of art during this period. Viewers will be drawn to the darkness of the Gothics and to the idealism of the artists and writers of the time. Note: This could be used in conjunction with a literary or art unit.
Students study the effects of colonialism on Africa. For this world history lesson plan, students identify and locate the colonial powers within Africa as well as the make-up of Africa today as they read and analyze writings/readings from multiple perspectives. Students analyze the reasons for the colonial break-up in Africa and identify stereotypes of Africa and work to dispel these myths/stereotypes.
Ninth graders identify and explain the six major causes of World War I. They explore the events leading up to WWI, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and why they were the culmination of everything. Students discuss the characteristics of a "just war," if they believe there is such a thing, and relate them to WWI.
Ninth graders examine the reasons for the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and the rise of communism in China. They listen to a lecture and complete slot notes, listen to and read the lyrics to the song "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel, and discuss the meaning of the song.
Fifth graders create a timeline of events in a soldiers life. In this World War I lesson plan, 5th graders learn about the Great Depression and World War I. Students watch video segments about World War I and examine primary sources from the same time period. Students work in groups to create a timeline of events.