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- Arkadelphia, AR
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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 examine the implication of civilian targets in war. In this World War II lesson, students investigate the history of bombing practices in war. Students zero in on World War II bombing practices as they discuss precision and area bombing as well as atomic bombs. Students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to role play nations in attendance at a new Hague Convention.
Talk about Tudor drama! High school historians explore the tragic life of Catherine of Aragon through an informational text, which is approximately seven paragraphs long. Four comprehension questions follow, three of which are recall questions. The last gives an interesting twist, asking scholars to imagine they are living in England and choose a side in the annulment debate: Henry VIII or Catherine? This would make an excellent pre-debate research assignment!
Students discuss the purpose of city symphonies that were used in the past. In groups, they compare and contrast the social systems of a school and city to create their own city symphony video together. They also write what is known as a treatment in the present tense to introduce the characters and setting. They record their video and present it to the class.
Are your AP classes struggling with Document Based Questions? Nip their problems in the bud with this clear and comprehensive presentation, which compares a "dazzling DBQ" to a hamburger, outlining all of the layers therein. Additionally, slides provide questions to ask about a DBQ, as well as how to demonstrate POV/bias and how to reference a document within the essay. The end of the presentation prompts the creation of a rough draft in outline form using a given format.
Before seeing this presentation, your class might not have a grasp of the contributions to art, science, and politics made by the Dutch in the 16th and 17th centuries. Comprehensive and engaging, the many images and discussion points in this slideshow will keep viewers' attention throughout your lecture on world history.
Students identify the art and style of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner. In this art analysis instructional activity, students read about the life and art of Turner. Students study his paintings of keel men, his art style, and impasto technique. Students complete questions about two of his art pieces.
Eighth graders explore the religious themes in Medieval literature. In this Medieval literature lesson, 8th graders review textbook passages on the Middle Ages view transparencies of the topic. Students research the the Canterbury Tales and examine Martin Luther's Ninety-five Theses. Students have a choice of an assessment activity.
Students study Langston Hughes's poetry, short stories, and his first autobiography. They read and appreciate the candid, honest and powerful creative masterpieces of this black genius and discuss the numerous universal themes and their subtle, underlying meanings as they highlight the tensions, the inequities, and the hope for greater opportunity.
Learners participate in a simulation game to experience the societal effects of the Black Plague during the Medieval Period. Information garnered during the game is used to discuss the current state of communicable diseases in our world faces today and how we deal with their containment.