Kent State University Shootings Teacher Resources
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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 learners, killing four and wounding nine others.
9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 18 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
"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 87 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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
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 78 Downloads
Commemorating a Tragedy
Students 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
Art of Cynicism
Students 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
Second Graders Create Their Own Social Studies Book (Part I, The 5Ws of the Constitution)
Second graders develop their own social studies textbook using a blank theme book as they complete activities and learning experiences throughout the year. The activities are in art, music, simulations, read alouds, shared writing and a class constitution.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Mad Science Lab: Original Lesson Plan
Young scholars conduct a number of simple experiments, collect and categorize the results as either chemical or physical change. The activity uses connections to folklore, science fiction and comic books to assist each student as they make observations and conduct their labs.
6th - 8th Science 18 Views 186 Downloads
Balance in Visual Art
High schoolers examine works of art to develop an understanding of the importance of visual balance in works of art and nature. Students research artists and their artwork for examples of visual balance. High schoolers create works of art showing balance.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 28 Downloads