Military History Teacher Resources
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The Great Military: Map of Texas
The battle at the Alamo may be one of the most famous military campaigns in Texas history, but it is by no means the only one. As part of their study of the military history of Texas, class members research less-well-known sites, locate...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
African-Americans and the Military
Students study the key figures in African-American military history. They discover how African-American military history reflect both discrimination and the often heroic struggle to overcome discrimination. They examine the key periods...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Southern Perspective on Reconstruction
Students analyze historical perspectives. In this Reconstruction lesson, students compare and contrast the Northern and Southern views on Reconstruction as they analyze letters from Robert E. Lee and read Confederate Military History.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Ancient History: The Importance of Logistics in Greek & Roman Armies
Before one can understand the military tactics practiced throughout history, he needs to become familiarized with tactics practiced in the ancient past. Learners take a critical look at the military logistics used by Alexander the Great...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Pearl Harbor Controversy
Did Roosevelt know about the planned attack on Pearl Harbor prior to December 7, 1941? After examining primary and secondary source materials, viewing documentary footage on the attack, a History Channel video on the controversy, and...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Napoleon- Mini Biography
What does the life and career of a military genius look like? Introduce your young historians to Napoleon Bonaparte with this brief and engaging video, which mentions such topics as Napoleon's campaign in Egypt and military coup in...
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Don't be put off by the fact that the World War I propaganda posters in this packet are Canadian and some of them are even in French. All the better, in fact, to see the techniques. The richly detailed plan has instructors model...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Wait for It... the Mongols!
While many may imagine the Mongols stereotypically as a barbarian and brutal people, Mr. Green invites his audiences to consider the complexity and impact of this once great empire. This episode covers the benefits, consequences, and...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Philosophical Chairs: Justification for the Dropping the Atomic Bombs
Were the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki justified? Class members prepare for a Document Based Question (DBQ) writing assignment with a series of preparatory activities. Groups examine six documents, including first person...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
United States Entry into World War I: A Documentary Chronology of World War I
Students identify several important events that led to U.S. involvement in World War I. They examine different explanations, form an opinion about the evidence for each rationale and then create a slideshow to present their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
WWII - America Builds Military
A "sleeping giant" through the many German invasions in Europe, America slowly starts participating in the war. First, America sells aircraft to Britain, makes its naval presence known in the Caribbean, and builds its artillery. This...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Ethics of Dropping the Atomic Bombs on Japan
Was the atomic bombing of Japan ethical? After crafting a personal journal response to the question, class members are assigned a position and provided with primary source documents that prepare them to engage in a "Structured Academic...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions
Students research the role played and contributions made by African American soldiers during World War I. They discuss the evolution of civil rights in America's history, and the progress that has been made in the last 100 years.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
African Americans and the Vietnam War
No need to look any further. This resource has everything for a solid exploration of the role of African Americans in the Vietnam War. Class members read primary sources, including a Martin Luther King speech, political cartoons of the...
11th Social Studies & History
Learning From World War II and Connecting It to the Present
Compare and contrast World War II to the Iraqi war with this instructional activity. After watching a film, they use supporting evidence to support their point of view of the conflicts. Using the internet, they create a presentation to...
8th - 12th English Language Arts