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Gunpowder And The Explosion Of World War
Students discover the role of technology in 20th century conflicts. In this technological advancement lesson, students research how World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the War in Iraq were fought. Students compose essays that highlight the tools and technology used in the conflicts.
Gunpowder and the Explosion of World War
Students consider how technology changed the world of war. In this world history lesson, students research 20th century world conflicts and then compose essays that feature the how technology changed the way that wars were fought.
Horsepower: Harnessed for War
Learners explore the technology of war. In this war technology lesson, students research the fighting styles of the Vikings, the Normans, and Medieval Knights.
Cold War Technology Scavenger Hunt
Students examine the impact of the space race. In this Cold War lesson, students research the technological advances that were prompted by the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union during the era.
The Civil War in Pictures
Here is a really unique way to present information on the American Civil War. The slide show begins with a look at the first true photojournalist, Matthew Brady. It describes his tools and methods, then shows his pictures. Each image is given a definition and full explanation. The infantry, artillery, civil war technology, and the effects of the war are here in great detail.
Our Changing View of the Earth
Students explore the theory of Plate Tectonics. They participate in a simulation in which they re-enact the debate over Plate Tectonics vs. traditional beliefs of stationary continents that were widely accepted during the 1800's and early 1900's.
Who Gets to Invent and How Do Inventors Change Our Lives?
Students examine the way various inventions have changed their lives. As a class, they create a timeline of the most important inventions during their lifetime and another timeline of how old they were when it was invented. Individually, they use the internet to research one inventor and write their own biography of him or her. To end the instructional activity, they discuss the positives and negatives of new inventions.
The Civil War Era
Fifth graders explore both the causes of and the actual events of the Civil War. They write essays and descriptive paragraphs and explore a variety of websites. They create a series of skits highlighting the key points of the Civil War era.
The Civil War
Students explore the Civil War. Using computer technology, they create informational flash cards about the Civil War. Students use artwork to depict Civil War activities. They examine topics such as battles, leaders, tactics, prisoner of war camps, and uniforms. Students write a bibliography to accompany their cards.
Vietnam Once Again
Students share what they know about the Vietnam War before examining how the war was viewed and by people who lived during that period. They write essays expressing opinions on why it is still difficult for Americans to discuss the war.
Students examine the weapons used in past wars to prepare for a mock weapons inspection, then write a report detailing the state of weapons technology during a specific time period.
The Gulf War 1990-1991
Young scholars examine facets of the Gulf War. In this Gulf War lesson, students review vocabulary and people related to the war. Young scholars then research various Gulf War Topics in heterogeneous groups. Students share their findings with their classmates.
Technology in World War One
Students research the types of technology and weapons used in World War I. They form groups representing countries and simulate an arms auction each bidding for the weapons of their choice. They compare their research to the auction outcome.
AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR II: THE PACIFIC THEATER 1941-1945
Tenth graders describe roles of key figures in the Pacific Theater of war during World War II. In this American History lesson, 10th graders research key events of the Pacific Theater of War during World War II. Students analyze primary source documents from World War II.
Inventions of the Civil War
Third graders research Civil War inventions. In this creative problem solving lesson plan, 3rd graders look at inventions from the Civil War and how they influence life today. In cooperative learning groups, students pick and build a prototype of a Civil War invention.
Perspectives of the American Revolutionary War
e purpose of this unit is for students to understand the American Revolutionary War and evaluate different perspectives relative to causes and effects of the war. The concept of perspective is examined in the concept of decision making.
618,000: Shall Not Have Died in Vain
Students explore the American Civil War. In this Civil War lesson, students examine a slave auction advertisement and an Abraham Lincoln quote. Students also read Pink and Say, create a foldable regarding naval warfare, and design a poster based on Civil War technologies.
Harnessed for War
Students research past soldiers to learn how their fighting styles were shaped by available technology. They develop profiles of three different societies' soldiers in three different periods to see the evolution of fighting styles.
Culture Sharing: History, Politics, Government
Students explore types of governments and political systems. In partners, students share information about their home country. Classmates work together to prepare a presentation about the history and government of a specific country.
Causes of the Revolutionary War
Fifth graders role play the "Pay Your Taxes Game," instructions included, each student has a role in the game. Students watch a HyperStudio stack about the causes of the Revolutionary War and complete a study guide using the Internet sites referenced. Students construct a poster that follows the included rubric and demonstrates their comprehension of the causes of the Revolutionary War.