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The Marshall Plan for Rebuilding Western Europe
High schoolers examine the aftermath of World War II. In this Marshall Plan lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the plan to rebuild Western Europe and its outcome. High schoolers respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 34 Downloads
Analyze the geographical, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe. Middle schoolers work with both social studies and technological skills by writing, editing, and publishing a magazine dealing with issues related to the Middle Ages in western Europe.
8th Language Arts 19 Views 79 Downloads
The Formation of the Western Alliance, 1948-1949
Students investigate the rationale for the formation of NATO in the face of a nascent Cold War. They use the Internet to access primary sources from the era and analyze the blockade of Berlin as the impetus for formation of NATO.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 32 Downloads
The Late Middle Ages (850 to 1492 A. D.)
Students discuss what roles the clergy, nobles and peasants played during the late Middle Ages. They explain what led to the growth of trade and towns in Western Europe. Ultimately, students describe how kings in Western Europe built strong nations during the late Middle Ages.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 162 Downloads
Number the Stars
Students read Number the Stars. In this social studies lesson, students read the story and use a map of western Europe and identify the countries involved in the war. Students locate the cities of Denmark that are discussed in the story.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 71 Downloads
Western European Reports
Fifth graders listen to lectures presenting the physical and political geography of Western Europe. They choose a research topic inspired by these countries and prepare a report to present to the class at the end of the class study of this region.
5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 2 Downloads
Feudalism in Western Europe
The Middle Ages must have been fun. Actually, not so much! Use this presentation to aid your class in understanding the reasons that life, culture, and the social structure of medieval Europe made it less-than-inviting. Images and thinking questions are included.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 14 Views 67 Downloads
Geography: Quiz 8
This 10-question quiz primarily focuses on the industrial revolution and human geography. The teacher provides 4 versions of the same quiz to reduce the potential for cheating on this multiple choice test. It is likely that this quiz corresponds with a specific text; however, the resource is not referenced.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 90 Downloads
Causes of the Crusades
Seventh and eighth graders will be able to better understand the causes of the Crusades with this well-scaffolded PowerPoint presentation. Slides include highlighted vocabulary, comprehension questions, and vivid images, making this an easy-to-follow resource.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 79 Downloads
Roots of the Cold War
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry involves detailed analysis of primary and secondary source material, supporting learners as they develop an answer to the resource's guiding question.
9th - 12th Language Arts 129 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Absolutism: A Concept Formation Lesson
Rather than just memorizing and regurgitating a definition, your young historians will determine on their own what critical attributes the concept of absolutism entails! This excellent lesson plan involves analysis of a period portrait of King Louis XIV of France, and then group work to review, analyze, and classify several different examples of absolute monarchs.
9th - 12th Language Arts 102 Views 75 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students engage in a variety of activities to comprehend more about the region of Western Europe. They use maps to read and highlight important information. The different countries are looked at individually highlighting geographical features.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background information, maps, artistic depictions of major figures, and more, to review for a particular historical group.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 63 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Age of Exploration (1400-1550)
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a goldmine for ideas and activities associated with exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 460 Views 346 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learning Guide to Thirteen Days
While Thirteen Days is a fantastic film to use in the classroom in reference to the Cold War and the Cuban missile crisis, it is important to take care to effectively and properly incorporate its contents into your curriculum. This website guides a teacher through a description of the film and its historical accuracy, offers discussion questions and possible student responses, and provides a variety of supplemental readings and resources.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War
In this episode of Crash Course World History, John Green does an excellent job summarizing the reasons behind the ideological clash between the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Covering early features of the war such as the Marshall Plan and the policy of containment, Green goes on to explore US efforts around the globe to stop the spread of communism, and the lasting implications of those endeavors.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable