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In this real world example, learners collect information about the National debt, plot the data, and determine whether an exponential curve is a good fit for the data. They compare common traits and differences in changes in the debt during the Civil War, WWI, and WWII.
The end of WWII brought big changes around the world, not the least of which occur in the increasingly decolonized continent of Africa. This slideshow details the developing countries of Ghana, Kenya, Congo, Nigeria, and South Africa, to name a few. Viewers will be outraged over the violation of civil liberties in these countries as they work on becoming more developed - and in some cases, more dangerous.
Young scholars examine the principles and history of the United Nations. They read and discuss a handout, define key vocabulary terms, conduct Internet research, summarize UN positions on treaties, and write a summary on a non-governmental organization.
High schoolers come up with conflict resolution strategies dealing with World War II. For this history lesson, students learn about the United Nations and conduct internet research to answer questions. High schoolers then take their research and create a way to inform others about conflicts and resolution ideas that may have been effective during that time period.
Students read and analyze poems written by African American women during World War II. They read the poems, complete discussion questions, participate in a class discussion, and write an original poem about the African American experience during WWII.
Students are introduced to the experiences of various groups of Americans at home during WWII, highlighting race, gender, and ethnicity. They improve their ability to analyze and interpret historical documents and images.
Students research how the capture of a German submarine by the Allies affected the outcome of WWII. In this WWII lesson, students complete a KWL chart. Students research primary source documents online and answer discussion questions.
Fifth graders study the social effects of World War II on America. For this WWII effects lesson, 5th graders read paragraphs about the history of World War II. Students watch a video about the period and formulate questions for Veterans of the war. Students listen to a WWII veteran and write a summary of what they've learned.
Learners study the history of South Carolina and the impact World War II had on the state. In this WWII history instructional activity, students research the social effects incurred from WWII on the people of South Carolina. Learners develop an outline of events and find pictures to create a Photostory presentation of their research. Students write a dialogue to correlate with their pictures.
High schoolers explore ancestry and immigration. In this Canadian immigration lesson plan, students interview their family members to identify their cultural history. They compose an essay that compares Filipino immigration stories to those of the Squamish Nation, and present their essays in class.
Students examine the role of women in World War II. In this World War II lesson, students analyze editorial cartoons pertaining to the working women of World War II.
WWII led to a collapse in colonial empires Europe had created prior to the turn of the century. Budding historians examine the fall of Imperialism through expository writing. They compose three responses that discuss the role of the Indian caste system, European imperialism, and its collapse after WWII.
Students select a World War II leader: Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, or Franco and create a visual representation of their "power" explaining how they gained control of their nations. Then write a poem or rap that expresses the experiences or feelings of persons who lived through the Battle of Britain.
Students examine the Journalist perspective. In this WWII lesson, students act as journalists and create a "Commemorative Historical Magazine" based on events leading up to the United States role in WWII. Students will design their magazine and its cover, write articles for the magazine, create a political cartoon, and analyze the design and mission of WWII propaganda posters.
A lot happened to European economics, policy, and social systems after WWII. This 24 page social studies packet provides images, reading passages, comprehension questions, and critical thinking questions regarding all things Europe from  1945-1980. Extensive, complete, and well worth your time. 
Students consider the differences between totalitarianism and democracy. In this comparative politics lesson, students will read a handout describing the major components that comprise totalitarianism and democracy, then they will apply what they have learned to Hitler's choices during WWII. Students will engage in a class discussion, research, and fill in a Venn diagram.  
You have just entered the Cold War Zone, with 96 slides at your disposal. From changes in government in China, The Marshall Plan, and the Iron Curtain, to the Vietnam War and Ronald Regan, this presentation will help you cover it all. A highly comprehensive, clear, and well-organized resource, a wonderful addition to any unit on world politics after WWII.
What a great resource to share! Based on the book Lost Names by Richard Kim, this valuable lesson focuses on the Japanese occupation of Korea during WWII. Additionally, it employs first-person journaling as a mode of understanding themes in the book. Class discussion of concepts and vocabulary, solid reading strategies, and a historical perspective make this a really nice lesson.
Students discuss the significance of the atomic bomb. In this WWII lesson, students write down what they know about the dropping of the atomic bomb in WWII and read two historical narratives of the event. Students divide into two groups: Japanese experience experts and American experience experts and read documents to support their side and then present their evidence.
Students examine the advancements made in aviation during and since WWII. They read an interview with Charles McGee, research a plane, build a model of a plane, and develop a Powerpoint presentation about aircraft.

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