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Students examine Post WWII America. In this modern history lesson, students view a PowerPoint and then design an advertisement for a car. The projects should emphasize the cultural aspects of the automobile in post war America.
Students view a television program that chronicles the failure of the League of Nations as a deterrent to further war. They create a timeline of events that led from WWI to WWII and hold a mock town meeting in which they discuss the pros and cons of American isolationism versus interventionism.
Students examine American foreign policy. In this diplomacy lesson, students research Internet sources to identify and describe foreign policy events that have shaped the United States and examine the role of the United Nations.
Students discover the history of WWII by investigating the Nazis. In this World History lesson, students identify the Rhineland, the Treaty of Versailles, and how Nazis broke the agreement.  Students read transcripts of secret documents from the different European Governments and answer questions about them.
Tenth graders examine the separation and unification of North and South Korea. In this Korean separation and unification lesson, 10th graders investigate the history behind the separation, the current De-Militarized Zone, and create unification plans for the future of the nations.
Students examine the contribution of Andrew Higgins to WWII. They watch a video about Andrew Higgins and the Normandy invasion, answer questions about the video, and write an obituary for Andrew Higgins.
Students use unitedstreaming and Google Earth to investigate World War II and All Quiet on the Western Front. In this novel and technology lesson, students view a video about the novel using unitedstreaming video, visit the given websites to research WWII, and create an ongoing journal using Google Earth to map the major battles and events from the book. Students create a timeline of events, a multimedia article, and plan a memorial trip to the novel's sites.
Students examine the efforts of the federal government to address discrimination in the U.S. before and after WWII. They read and discuss two executive orders, complete a worksheet, and answer discussion questions.
Student read background summary information and debate how much control did the government require to keep the nation safe. They research how World War II restrictions on enemy lines were enforced and how it related to the U.S. Constitution.
Students review the history and language of the Alien Enemies Act, the meaning of writs of habeas corpus, and the various amendments to the Constitution covering issues of due process. They know how national security measures collide with issues of due process and human rights during times of war.
Students view a film looking at government propaganda during WWII. They look at the portrayal of Commonwealth tropps in "From the Four Corners." Students are asked to evaluate the utility of the film as evidence of why Commonwealth soldiers fought in WWII.
Students discover how Barbara Reynolds was involved with the atomic bomb in World War II.  In this World War II atomic bomb lesson, students work in groups to research WWII.  Students present their findings with pictures and discuss the Barbara Reynolds story.
Learners discuss whether the Japanese Prime Minister visit a World War II memorial. In groups, they analyze how this is different from a United States President visiting the National Cemetary in Arlington. As a class, they discuss whether the victors to major conflicts should write history.
Students discuss amendments of the Constitution that cover due process and discuss them in relation to the play "The White Line". They determine how national security measures conflict with the issues of due process during wartime. They appreciate how World War II affected ethnic Italians in the United States.
Students review amendments of the Constitution relating to due process. They discuss the Constitution in the case of Eberhard "Zip" Fuhr. They research the provisions of the WWII Alien Enemy Control Program. They determine how national security measures collide with the issues of due process and human rights during times of war.
Students become familiar with the concepts of human rights and constitutional rights. They have an increased awareness of the historical record as to the cessation of these rights, especially in regards to children during WWII. It is also the students responsibility to discuss the protection of all citizens.
Students read and answer comprehension questions based on the article Why is there War?  by Desomond Tutu. In this reading comprehension lesson students prepare for a unit on WWII and will examine reasons war takes place.
Ninth graders explore how nuclear weapons have affected the actions of nations around the world. They identify the countries that have nuclear weapons and discuss the humanitarian issues with nuclear weapons. Students create a "Doomsday Clock."
High schoolers brainstorm lists of songs that were written in response to American wars; consider the patterns in the lists they create.
Students examine the underlying meaning of the phrase spoken by Pastor Martin Niemoller in 1945, "When they came for me, there was no one left to speak up."  In this World History lesson, students share in a class discussion on civic and personal responsibility then complete two worksheets.

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