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In this world history activity, students learn about Nazi Germany during World War II. They then use the information they learned to solve the 10 questions on the activity. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
Students propose a theme for an upcoming program on the History Channel, select a historical theme for the investigation, resarch topics that support the theme, and write a proposal to the producers of a television program.
Students 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. Students 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 talk about the ineffectiveness of the chronological narratives found in world history text books. The Bradley Commission set out guidelines to help improve history textbooks by eliminating all unnecessary information.
High schoolers 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 plan, 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.
Students use newspapers and magazines to identify six recent political and social events from around the world. In groups, they use a timeline template to place the events on the timeline in chronological order. They share with the class why the events are important in history.
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.
Learners 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.
Students analyze primary sources. In this architecture lesson, students review ancient civilizations as they examine photographs of famous world structures.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars research the Internet for further information and complete many worksheets in class.
In this World War II activity, 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."
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.
Young scholars 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 worksheet, students define and identify the 50 people and events listed on the worksheet associated with the 1920's and World War I.