Military and war museums Teacher Resources
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Artifacts Tell Stories: Creating a First World War Museum in the Classroom
Although designed for the Canadian War Museum, the concept here is a solid one. Class members select an artifact from the First World War, examine it, research it, and craft an explanative label that they attach to their picture and post in a classroom gallery.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Secrets and Spies
Students explore the lives of spies. In this secret government agencies instructional activity, 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.
5th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
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.
8th Social Studies & History 65 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Divided: Civil War Museum Exhibitions
Students sort Civil War primary documents into those of the North and the South. For 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.
4th - 5th 21st Century Skills 6 Views 27 Downloads
New Review Britain’s Broken Promises: The Roots of the Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
In order to understand the modern-day relationship between Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East, it is necessary to examine the historical roots of the conflict, beginning with British control over Palestine after World War I.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Photographs as History
Imagine being a war photographer embedded in World War I. How do you see your role? How might your photos influence that study of the war? Of history? Class members select a photograph, adopt the perspective of the photographer, and craft an analysis of the picture.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 42 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 75 Downloads
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.
3rd Social Studies & History 4 Views 7 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 12 Downloads
News Flash: The End of the Cold War
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 69 Downloads
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.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 32 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 81 Downloads
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.
6th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 32 Downloads
The Gulf War 1990-1991
High schoolers examine facets of the Gulf War. For this Gulf War lesson, students review vocabulary and people related to the war. High schoolers 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