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Navajo Code Talkers
What a fascinating topic to explore with your class! This lesson plan 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 Language Arts 32 Views 164 Downloads
World War II
Sixth graders read Under the Blood Red Sun (UBRS), V is for Victory (V), and Number the Stars(NS). They examine WWII through the eyes of Japanese, Danish, and American students and complete at least two projects: a radio broadcast and a powerpoint.
6th Language Arts 9 Views 31 Downloads
Students explain how the Civil War and Reconstruction both solved and created problems for our nation. They study how Reconstruction caused a further decline in relations between the North & South and how racism has been and is existent in the U.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 82 Downloads
Modern Korean/Japanese Geopolitical Conflicts
Students explore the concept of geopolitical conflicts. In this Korean and Japanese relations lesson, students investigate the history of conflict between the nations. Students compose essays using their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Propaganda - 9/11 and the War on Terrorism
Propaganda is an important topic that most high school social studies teachers address. Here, students 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 23 Views 30 Downloads
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 5 Views 6 Downloads
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 3 Views 6 Downloads
WWII: What Were They Thinking?
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 33 Downloads
Executive Order 9981: Truman Desegregates the Armed Forces
To most modern Americans, the idea that many aspects of society were once segregated is astonishing. Explore Truman's decision to desegregate the armed forces with your high schoolers. The first two days of this three-day plan are spent reading, annotating, and clarifying four documents.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Civil Rights of Japanese-American Internees
Prompted by a viewing of Emiko and Chizu Omori’s Rabbit in the Moon, a documentary about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, high schoolers examine a series of documents, including the Bill of Rights and the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Who Were the Dissidents?
Learners discover how Japanese dissidents spoke out against the injustice practiced in Imperial Japan. For this Japanese history lesson, students listen to a lecture about the silent dissidents in the nation prior to World War II and the role they played in their government.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Fairness: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II
Students examine fairness in relation to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. In this equality instructional activity, students watch a video "Rabbit in the Moon" and discuss what happened to the Japanese Americans during WWII.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Pupils 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 20 Downloads
The impact on the Automobile
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.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
All Quiet on the Western Front
Students use unitedstreaming and Google Earth to investigate World War II and All Quiet on the Western Front. In this novel and technology instructional activity, 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.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 8 Views 22 Downloads
The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Take an in-depth look at the historical events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in this 69-slide PowerPoint. Photos, facts, and transcripts are outlined in this presentation in order to answer the stated essential question in slide 2: "What were Harry Truman's motivations for using the Atomic Bomb against Japan in World War II?
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 61 Views 210 Downloads
The Russian Revolution
Well, well, we have come to the very interesting topic of the Russian Revolution. A highly-engaging slide show tells the tales of Lenin, Nicolas II, Alexandra and Rasputin, and the double revolutions of 1917. World War I and the move to a Soviet Union is fully described as well.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 39 Views 47 Downloads