Military and war museums Teacher Resources
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Out & About
Students remember the Holocaust. In this Holocaust lesson students visit the websites for the Queen's Film Theatre, the Imperial War Museum, and the Jewish Museum to view information about the Holocaust and concentration camps.
Divided: Civil War Museum Exhibitions
Students sort Civil War primary documents into those of the North and the South. In this Civil War lesson, students choose an item to write about and put it in a PowerPoint. Students become familiar with viewpoint of North and South.
Secrets and Spies
Students explore the lives of spies. In this secret government agencies lesson, students visit the Imperial War Museum and the Essex Secret Bunker online or in person to discover details about Britain's spies and secret bunker.
Civil War Museum Exhibit
Fourth graders summarize the participation of Indiana citizens in the Civil War. They research an assigned topic and build a museum exhibit that displays at least five points of information relating to the topic. Students write a paragraph explaining how Indiana was involved in the Civil War.
Plans To Keep Old Air Base Open
In this ESL editing worksheet, students will focus on error correction and editing. Students will read a short passage correcting any spelling mistakes or omissions from the article.
War and Remembrance
Learners explore the controversy surrounding the ban of Nazi memorabilia and other hate-related artifacts from online auction sites.
A Just War or Just a War?
What, if anything, makes a war "just"? This is an interesting and important question to explore with your class, and you can utilize an excellent lesson plan to support your group inquiry. The American Revolution and the War of 1812 are focus subjects in this investigation into the concept and justification behind war as a whole.
Analyzing the Language of Presidential Debates
Learners analyze the language used in political debates. In this linguistic analysis lesson, pupils study various techniques used to convey meaning and extend that knowledge with analysis of several presidential debates.
Students examine the Cold War roots of the recent debate over the construction of United States and Russian missile defense shields. They begin by reading and discussing the article, Putin Says Russia Would Counter U.S. Shield.
General Greene to General Marion: Your State is Invaded, Your All is at Stake
Third graders examine the contributions of Francis Marion and Nathaneal Greene. In this Revolutionary War lesson, 3rd graders use primary and secondary sources to research Marion and Greene and the accomplishments of their men during the war.
News Flash: The End of the Cold War
Young scholars research major events of the Cold War. They analyze a timeline of events, select an event to research, conduct Internet research, and write a mock news article that includes direct quotes and images.
Arkansas Civil War Bandits and Outlaws
Young historians study civilian Arkansas during the Civil War. They look at the many challenges they faced to keep their homes in order while the men were at war. Learners hear stories of bands of outlaws who ravaged the state during this time, and they prepare oral reports on the most prominent ones.
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Students explore facets of the Cold War. In this Cold War history lesson, students research a Cold War event in order to write a news story about the events that features direct quotations and images.
The Russian Years: Back in the USSR
Students examine communist Russia. In this lesson on changes in politics, students work in small groups to compare and contrast soviet communist era citizen rights to those of the US. They participate in discussion of a film and create a presentation on the Cold War to share with the class. This lesson includes multiple online resource links.
Signs in the Stitching
Students exercise their creativity by designing an original quilt and a written explanation of its meaning. They use primary sources to develop an understanding of Underground Railroad routes through Indiana.
Analyzing the Language of Presidential Debates
Scholars assess how word choice and linguistic patterns affect a presidential debate. They examine candidates' words for repetition and analyze what this repetition means. Then they locate countries that fit the expression free world. In the end, they participate in a round table discussion.
Everyone Sang - Moods in Poetry
Start by reading the poem "Everyone Sang" by Siegried Sassoon. The archive also houses an audio clip, so consider playing that instead of reading it aloud. After hearing the poem twice, middle and high schoolers will discuss a list of questions to analyze the poem, and then they will identify the poem's mood. Does it change from stanza to stanza? extension activities are also included here.
My Civic Responsibility
Students describe what type of citizen they would like to be. In this citizenship activity, students examine different types of participation in democracy. They determine what type of citizen they would choose to be before working in a group to produce an audio or visual presentation about civic responsibility which they share with an audience.
Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
This simple two-day lesson plan introduces learners to the differences between primary and secondary sources. The lesson plan includes group work that explores the similarities and differences, and the advantages and disadvantages of primary and secondary sources that the instructor provides. Extension activities are provided.
The Gulf War 1990-1991
Students examine facets of the Gulf War. In this Gulf War instructional activity, 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.