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Prior to beginning a world history unit, introduce your class members to the essential questions and information included in the unit with a series of interactive learning games. Thirty-four topics are covered, from the Foundations of Civilization, through Life in the Industrial Age, to the World Today.
The big question: How did Russo-Japanese War imagery and the press influence Japanese perception of the war? Learners consider this big question as they compare and contrast various artistic media from the period. The lesson is discussion-based and employs wood block images and streaming video of the Russo-Japanese War as the basis of comparative analysis. Streaming video and image links are included.
Sixth graders make a hypothesis about the fall of the Roman Empire and then read data sets that show what really happened. In this Roman Empire lesson plan, 6th graders can revise their hypothesis as they read and then explain what really happened in a detailed essay. A solid, thoroughly written World History lesson plan
Students explore the relationship between Marc Antony and Cleopatra. In this World History instructional activity, students research Marc Antony, Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, then answer specific questions about how they are all related. Activities are completed which include creating a journal and a slide show.
Second graders explore world history by writing newspaper articles. In this Greek history lesson, 2nd graders investigate the geography and society of Ancient Greece by utilizing the Internet as a research tool. Students collaborate with their classmates to create an Ancient Greece newspaper while each student contributes a single article.
Tenth graders analyze the impact of advances in genomics on individuals and society. In this World History lesson, 10th graders research a specific country from the European Union. Students create a presentation on this country which describes the country's viewpoint on GMO's.