Rise of Nationalism Teacher Resources
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Wars have a profound effect not only on a country's soldiers, but also on the everyday lives of its citizens. Invite your young historians to discover how Britain prepared for the Second World War by analyzing a series of government posters regarding rationing, evacuation, and anti-German propaganda.
Students research and examine the secret Special War Problems Division program in Latin America and discuss the impact of the program on civil and human rights. They assess the motives for the program and explore various quotes from that time period.
Students identify the location, purpose, and details of the 2 Internment Camps in Arkansas for Japanese-Americans during WWII.
Fifth graders explore women's rights by discussing the events of WWII. In this American work force lesson, 5th graders identify the events that led to World War II and how women helped fight the war through non-violent efforts. Students complete several graphic organizer worksheets based on WWII history.
Ninth graders use geographic representations to organize, analyze, and present information on people, places, and environments. They use tools and methods of geographers to construct, interpret, and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data.
Middle schoolers explore U.S. history by viewing a video clip in class. In this World War II lesson, students read assigned text from their history books about the U.S. Allies in the war. Middle schoolers view the intro to "Saving Private Ryan" create class poster presentations about the WWII battles.
Students consider what it takes to rebuild a country. In this current events lesson, students access a PBS news video about Haiti online, watch it, and then complete activities that require them to examine U.S. foreign policy and consider the importance of rebuilding the nation.
Eleventh graders analyze the geography, actions, and relationships of countries involved in World War II. They create a map of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Pacific, and analyze and evaluate their self-made map of Europe and the Pacific. Students then write a paragraph about what they would do if they were a certain nation during the war.
Students analyze statistics from D-Day and World War II. They examine the size and scope of WWII, create three types of graphs, chart and graph statistics, answer interpretive questions, and analyze their results.
Tenth graders research a topic related to World War II. They explore the causes and legacy of WWII, the European Theater of Operations, the Pacific Theater of Operations, Diversity in WWII, Women in WWII, and the Homefront. Students create a website about World War II.
Pupils use the Internet, books and lecture to research the integration of military pilots in WWII. They examine the experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen in particular and consider contributions of early African American aviators.
High schoolers examine the impact baseball had politically and culturally upon the nation and the world from 1940-1950. Students study about, discuss, and take notes about historically significant events and baseball players' contributions during this time.
Using primary source documents, young historians explore the strategies the US used to defeat Japan during WWII. They also learn about the American military experience, and innovations that changed the style of warfare. Students benefit from a graphic organizer, lecture, group work, discussion, and writing. Ultimately, individuals must write an essay that incorporates primary source information.
This isn't just a hand-out or a reading passage; it's more like a mini book on the history, colonization, independence, and culture of the South East Asian country of Timor. There are extensive readings and discussion questions for learners to address.
Students analyze Bush's speech after the attacks of 2001, and FDR's "Infamy" speech. the compare and contrast the speeches and events that led to them followed by a duscussion based on included questions.
Here is a really neat assessment, perfect for middle schoolers who have just learned about WWI. The assessment covers the causes and effects of WWI, causes of WWII, the Treaty of Versailles, trench warfare, and key players of the war in a fun and interesting way. The assessment includes political cartoons, drawings, and great questions.
Learners view videos, visit websites, and read about the nature and changes made to the idea of political asylum. Beginning with Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany, they will explore policy change throughout the years. The lesson culminates in a simulation of discussions regarding the tragedy of SS St. Louis.
Students read and respond to a history of Korea. In this occupation lesson, students work in groups to research the effects of Japanese occupation and create an illustrated timeline. Students listen to a lecture and write an acrostic. Students create and write a newspaper on the occupation of Korea by the Japanese from the point of view of various groups.
By first defining the characteristics and ideology of fascism, this presentation makes it easy for viewers to contextualize the rise of Mussolini in post-WWI Italy. Not only thorough and informative, the pictures and concepts featured in these slides will engage viewers' interest up to the last slide, where they might be surprised to learn how far-reaching and influencial Mussolini's rule became.
Trace the industrial changes and shifts in world power occurring between 1850 and 1900. This is an extensive, well-organized, and complete look at the social and political events leading up to the turn of the century. A great resource to set the stage for American industrialization, WWI, and WWII. Note: The slides are text heavy and lack images, but are still a great tool.