Kent State University Shootings Teacher Resources
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Comparing the Boston Massacre to the Kent State Shootings
Students compare and contrast the Boston Massacre to the Kent State shootings. In this compare and contrast lesson plan, students review what happened in each case and compare them using a Venn Diagram.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
A Country Divided: Kent State
Students examine the impact of the Kent State shootings. In this 1960's American history lesson, students access interviews, images, and articles regarding the shooting and its causes. Students discuss how the shootings revealed a deep division within the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Should the National Guard Have Been Called in to Kent State?
May 4, 1970. The Kent State shootings, also known as the May 4 Massacre, rocked the nation. Ohio National Guardsmen, called to the Kent State campus by Governor James Rhodes, fired on unarmed college young scholars, killing four and wounding nine others.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Social Studies: Tragedy on Campus
Students investigate events surrounding the shootings of Vietnam War protesters on the campuses of Jackson State and Kent State. Students research the background and events leading up to the shootings of the protesters. Following a discussion, students create Powerpoint presentations of their reports.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, January 25, 2007
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Peace and Aggression: A Challenge of Our Time
Students examine the arguments for and against the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. In groups, they must assign the Vietnam War a just or unjust war using the techniques used to fight and the reasons used by the government to declare war.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 38 Downloads
"It was my view then, and still is, that you don't make war without knowing why." Remembering Vietnam is a powerful resource. The essential questions, the activities, the readings, the materials examined all seek to provide learners with the information Tim O'Brien refers to in The Things they Carried.
11th Social Studies & History 83 Views 104 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Tlatelolco: Mexican Student Massacre 1968
The Massacre of Tlatelolco is the focus of a discussion-based lesson. Civil-minded learners consider the nature of student movements that have ended in violence based on over-reaction and government oppression. They discuss the social consequences of the massacre and the more current protests.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Art of Cynicism
Learners analyze selected pieces of art and infer how they reflect a sense of disillusionment, and/or cynicism in American society in the aftermath of the Vietnam War and Watergate scandal. Then they identify and place cultural attitudes of recent generations of Americans within a historical context.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Explore U.S. history by reading an assigned historical text in class. Novice researchers utilize the Internet to find facts of the massacre and view images regarding the fighting and violence. They write a paragraph defending their own position on the politics leading up to the event.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 75 Downloads
Analyzing an Ad
Students explore visual arts by participating in a multiple draft writing assignment. In this advertisement analysis lesson, students discuss how advertisement visuals and writing can be interpreted differently by consumers. Students discuss an ad with classmates and write a brief summary of their interpretation.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Mad Science Lab: Original Lesson Plan
Students conduct a number of simple experiments, collect and categorize the results as either chemical or physical change. The lesson uses connections to folklore, science fiction and comic books to assist each student as they make observations and conduct their labs.
6th - 8th Science 17 Views 185 Downloads
Commemorating a Tragedy
Learners read newspaper articles and watch segments on the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. In groups, they discuss how each media outlet presented the material and decide which one was more productive. As a class, they discuss ways to commemorate an event in their own community of interest to them.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads