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Students examine the preparations for the invasion of France on June 6, 1944. After viewing a clip from "The War", they identify the demands and concerns of all military leaders for this invasion. They use maps to examine the geographical challenges and discuss the sacrifice of the soliders on that fateful day.
Students use the Internet to review several documents relating to Truman's strategy of containment. They read about, discuss and write short reports about the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan as applications of containment.
In this online interactive history quiz instructional activity, high schoolers respond to 49 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Vladimir Lenin. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Eleventh graders are introduced to the events between the years 1949 and 1989. They list and explain key events and people that contributed to the development of the Cold War. Students are asked "what do you think Billy Joel meant by 'We didn't start the fire', and why do you think this has historical relevance, or does it?"
Students read and analyze newspaper accounts of Holocaust-related items in various WWII newspapers. They discuss the physical placement of Holocaust-related news items to other news items in the same paper.
Students read 1984, noting the potential dangers of government. They keep private diaries to parctice freedom of expression. They create political cartoons for a secret publication and design posters and T-shirts with warnings on them.
Students examine the use of imagery to hold a reader's attention in an excerpt from John Deever's memoir "Mr. John and the Day of Knowledge". They are introduced to background information about the Ukraine and create original imagery.
Students examine the division of North and South Korea. They identify the ideological differences and the tensions between the two countries. They discuss the threat of nuclear weapons as well.
Students view a video clip about Islam in the Middle East. They discuss quotes by Hussein calling for a jihad and what jihad means. They examine Hussein's leadership qualities as well.
Students define the term genocide in there own terms and discuss reasons why genocide occurs. In groups, students research genocides throughout history. They compile historical accounts of genocide to be include in a class compilation called "A History of Genocide."
Students analyze different perspectives of the history of the Holocaust. They experience primary and secondary sources along with pieces from literature, documentaries, songs and letters. A commitment of honor and dedication is expressed through the thoughts and feelings experienced by the survivors of the Holocaust viewed in this lesson plan.
Students examine how the author tries to capture the reader's imagination immediately, through imagery--and hold on to it. They locate Ukraine on a world map and understand Lenin's role in the establishment of Russian communism and the former Soviet Union.
Students examine the Journalist perspective. In this WWII lesson, students act as journalists and create a "Commemorative Historical Magazine" based on events leading up to the United States role in WWII. Students will design their magazine and its cover, write articles for the magazine, create a political cartoon, and analyze the design and mission of WWII propaganda posters.
Students examine the Grand Alliance between the U.S., Great Britain, and the Soviet Union during World War II. They analyze primary sources, examine maps, answer discussion questions, conduct research, and write an essay.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Interwar Years of 1919-1938. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students examine how to make reading a habit. They read and discuss an article, discuss anti-war messages in Dr. Seuss books, complete a worksheet, and analyze the first amendment.
Students define allegory and discuss its use in visual arts. They identify and explain allegorical themes in a number of images.
Young scholars examine and discuss current social and economic conditions in Russia. They read a story, apply the five themes of geography to Russia, analyze maps, complete a Venn diagram, and write journal responses.
Learners examine how allegory is defined and used in the visual arts. They create a list of the arts, and list the objects, symbols, and figures that suggest each art category, analyze various paintings, and identify the allegorical meanings.
Students investigate the agreements made at Yalta and Potsdam regarding the nature of the postwar world. The differences that emerged regarding those agreements at the end of the war in Europe and the available options are examined.