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Learners explore the Crusades. In this world history lesson, students watch a video regarding the Crusades and compile a list of facts regarding the series of religious wars. Learners compare the Muslim view of the wars to the Christian view of the wars.
Give your class an overview of independence and revolution in nineteenth century Latin America with this episode in a series of history presentations. The narrator begins by describing the culture of Spanish colonies and extensive influence of the Catholic Church, highlights the cultural and racial diversity of Latin America, and then details the peasant uprisings in Brazil and Simon Bolivar's expeditions against the Spanish.
Students research a major historical event from the ancient world and write a newsletter about the event.
Eleventh graders study the history of world trade. In this economics lesson, 11th graders collaborate to research how world events have affected world trade through the years. Students present their findings to 9th grade students and write reflection papers about the project.
Young scholars examine the role of women in Mesoamerica. They watch segments of the Discovery video "Mesoamerica: The History of Central America". After conducting further research pertaining to specific Mayan women, they write essays based on their findings.
Students view 2 pictures of soldiers and determine 2 views to look at history from World War 1. In this views of history lesson plan, students view a picture of a dead soldier and a picture of a group of soldiers in battle.
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.
Learners analyze primary sources. For this architecture lesson, students review ancient civilizations as they examine photographs of famous world structures.
Students explore world history by listening to lectures for one week. In this global regions lesson, students identify the five main religions and listen as their teacher breaks down their individual characteristics. Students research the Internet for further information and complete many worksheets in class.
In this World War II worksheet, students follow the provided instructions to mark 2 maps according to events and outcomes of the war.
What's great about this summary of World War II is that in addition to reviewing pivotal events and players, the narrator describes the war's connection to countries beyond the core Axis and Allies. It also emphasizes causes behind Germany's military expansion and the war's overall impact on the civilian population. As Mr.Green explains, it doesn't provide a detailed synopsis of the war, but the resource instead offers "perspective on how the most destructive war in human history happened and why it still matters globally." 
Wars have profound and lasting effects, not only on soldiers and their families, but also on their countries. As part of a study of World War I, class members read the letters of Paul Green, a soldier from North Carolina, who served in the Great War. Using the provided worksheet, individuals participate in a guided reading activity that directs their attention to specific details in Green’s letter to his sister, Erma. Consider extending the exercise by providing learners with letters from Bernard Edelman’s Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam.
John Green summarizes the ebb and flow of dynasties in 2000 years of ancient Chinese history up until the Chinese Revolution of 1911. He discusses the development and influence of the mandate of heaven, as well as an overview of Confucianism in the evolution of Chinese government and culture.
Students are introduced to the purpose of the World Bank and its president Paul Wolfowitz. After reading an article, they work together to complete a writing exercise in which they use primary source documents to state their viewpoint. They also write a persuasive essay supporting or refuting calls for him to step down.
Teachers can use these art history lesson plans as a way to get students to look at art in a new light.
Ninth graders explore the implications of the Japanese occupation of Korea during World War II. In this World War II lesson, 9th graders read Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood or When My Name Was Keoko. Students write book reviews that include plot synopses, cultural settings, and their personal reactions to the literature.
In this world history review activity, students define and identify the 50 people and events listed on the activity associated with the 1920's and World War I.
Eighth graders explore civilizations of the world. In this architecture instructional activity, 8th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to examine famous structures of the world. Links are provided to Library of Congress primary sources as well as other files and documents.
Students explore 6 boxes of stuff about famous people in history including Martin Luther King Jr., Peter the Great, Henry VIII, and more. In this history lesson plan, students then discuss their boxes with the rest of the class.
Students explore women's history through films and filmaking. They explore various websites, conduct research on a famous woman, and in small groups write and produce a screenplay based on an autobiographical narrative.