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Comparing the 1945 Vietnam Declaration of Independence and Constitution of 1992 with the US Declaration of Independence and Constitution
Students compare the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence and the US Declaration of Independence. In this Modern History lesson, students use primary sources to evaluate information on the development of free nations. This lesson includes multiple web resources, activities, and assessments.
Using Documentary Film to Explore Family History and Memory
Pupils explore their family stories in a historical context. The PBS documentary Daughter From Danang is used to illustrate the dramatic impact that the Vietnam War had on the family and ide
Temperance and Other Grassroots Movements
Students explore grassroots movements in the 1900's. Using the internet and other sources, groups of students explore civil rights, temperance, suffrage and the Vietnam anti-war movements. After organizing their information, students create a plan for a successful grassroots movement based upon their research.
Lessons for Hight School Music Classes: Lesson 1
The phrase, "You sold out" has been thrown around among musicians that have lent their talents to the corporate world. Here, the class engages in an interesting discussion on how musicians make a living and the influence of commercialism and marketing in today's society. They then research how musicians lived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and come back to discuss how the music business has changed.
New! World History Pre-Assessment
What do the members of your class already know about world history? This is a fabulous pre-assessment that will illustrate the varying levels of general world history knowledge among your young historians that you can use to inform your instruction accordingly. Questions involve a range of ideas, from correctly placing important persons and events within the appropriate time frame to listing religions of the world. Tip: Include some time for learners to list as many other world history facts or insights they can recall.
The American Revolution: 1775 - 1783
Track the ins and outs and wartime strategies used by both the British and the Americans during the Revolutionary War. Multiple comparisons are made between both factions, maps, statistical data, images, and light text is used throughout the presentation. This would be a good resource to accompany a full lecture and could span several class periods.
The Miracle on the Han: Economic Currents
Students explore the state of South Korea's economy. In this economic development lesson plan, students examine the evolution of South Korea's economy following the Korean War. Students also consider the state of the Korean economy today as they complete 2 handouts.
Liberty Enlightening the World by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Here is a lesson plan that uses the painting Liberty Enlightening the World to start a discussion on the importance of national monuments. The class discusses several monuments around the world, and then invites a veteran to share his/her story. The also make sketches of the veteran.
Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement with Primary Source Documents
Students examine primary source documents regarding Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. They construct their own meaning and understanding of this time period and the way social justice issues are presented in primary source documents. They make connections to universal themes such as social justice, social transformation and reconciliation.
The Human Costs of War
Students explore the concept of civilian cost to armed warfare. They explore the role of the military, civilians and of press coverage during armed conflicts, creating posters illustrating their research on post-WW II military conflicts.
The Cold War: Solving the Mystery of History with Voices on Vinyl
Eighth graders explore the Cold War Era. In this world history lesson, 8th graders discover the positions taken by countries during the Cold War as they listen to lectures regarding the major events and turning points in the Cold War. Students also read selected text and listen to music regarding the era.
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Students reflect on the events that lead up to the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960s. In this history lesson plan, students explore the conflicts between the United States and the Soviet Union revolving around missiles in Cuba, then answer reflection questions about the topic.
25 Greatest Protest Songs - Lesson 3
Students analyze the lyrics of protest songs as a catalyst for social change. They discuss the influence of music on behavior and explain the use of music as a means of self-expression.
The Legacy of Imperialism
Tenth graders research the historical background of a chosen country. They analyze the effects of Imperialism from a personal, historic, and modern-day perspective. They formulate a postion regarding the effects of Imperialism in their chosen country.
1960's Protest Songs
By learning about 1960's protest songs, and the politics of the era, students can broaden their understanding of music and history.
Civil Disobedience During the Civil Rights Movvement
Tenth graders evaluate the role and consequences of civil disobedience compared to other forms of protest in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. They use Henry David Thoreau's essay, "Civil Disobedience," to delvelop their knowledge of the concept. Pupils define the term "civil disobedience" and give an example.
The Cold War (1945–1963)
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about the Cold War. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
The Bill of Rights And The U.S. Supreme Court
Tenth graders work in groups and individually to explain how the Constitution/Bill of Rights is a living document and how Supreme Court decisions protect the rights of all Americans.
What do they want? Critical Perspectives on the 1960's in the United States
Students determine that history is a field of study that can help them understand themselves and the people around them. By reading sources by and about people with many of the same interests and concerns that they have and learning to see how these issues were dealt with differently at different historical times, they discover that history shapes people's lives and that people shape the changes in history.
War of Independence
Students research the War of Independence to examine how people's lives were affected by war. In this US history lesson, students work in groups to analyze object cards and define their use in a soldiers' encampment. Students select one of the people on the cards and write a letter home from their perspective.