Rise of Nationalism Teacher Resources
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An English-Speaking World
An overview of the development of English as a global language fills out these slides. Beginning with statistics regarding how much of the world speaks English and to what capacity, a brief history is then given mostly pertaining to WWII and the spread of American English.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
WWII: Allies Turn the Tables
Middle schoolers explore U.S. history by viewing a video clip in class. In this World War II activity, 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.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Haiti: Rebuilding a Nation
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Australian Geography Unit
At the heart of this resource is a beautifully detailed PowerPoint presentation (provided in PDF form) on the overall physical geography of Australia, basic facts about the country, Aboriginal history, and Australia culture and lifestyle.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The People Behind the Statistics
Invite your class to experience human rights situations first hand. Following an introduction to human rights, class members read statements and categorize them as a whole class. They then work in small groups to prepare a role play as well as solutions for their role-played issue.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Was the United States Justified in Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
As the culminating activity in a unit study of World War II, class members prepare for and engage in a Socratic seminar that considers whether the United States was justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Carefully scaffolded activities model for learners how to analyze an argument, how to collect evidence, and how to prepare for a Socratic seminar.
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Realizing the Marshall Plan
What was the controversy surrounding the Marshall Plan? Here is a lesson for an Advanced Placement US history class in which learners analyze primary source documents, such as Congressional records and Marshall's testimony in Congress, and investigate the arguments for and opposed to the passage of the plan.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Navajo Code Talkers
What a fascinating topic to explore with your class! This lesson focuses on the contributions of the Navajo people during World War II. Learners read the book Navajo Code Talkers by Andrew Santella, answer a series of comprehension questions about the text, and write a letter as a follow-up activity.
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Propaganda - 9/11 and the War on Terrorism
Propaganda is an important topic that most high school social studies teachers address. Here, learners compare and contrast methods of public persuasion during WWII with those used in the contemporary War on Terror. Research, discussion, and critical thinking questions provide the foundation for learning.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Food Today, Freedom Tomorrow
Eleventh graders study the leadership decisions at the end of WWII. In this World History lesson, 11th graders examine leadership decisions made by President Truman and General George C. Marshall. Students interpret primary documents from the post WWII era.
11th Social Studies & History
A Land Divided: Exploring the Realities of Separation and Unification on the Korean Penunsula
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.
10th Social Studies & History
World War Ii - Japanese American Internment
Ninth graders determine that nationality is not defined by race, especially in the United States. They group into teacher created dyads with eight pictures. Four pictures are of American citizens (multiracial representations), and the remaining 4 pictures are of people from other countries (including Europeans).
9th Social Studies & History
Arkansas' Reaction to Draft Resistance During World War II
Students identify consequences to the resistance of the draft in Arkansas during World War II. They role-play scripts of local board members who were Southern businessmen, farmers; and conscientious objectors, their friends, families, or co-workers.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History