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Two Views of History through WWI
Young scholars 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.
Nonviolent Protest Around the World
Twelfth graders complete research that exposes them to examples of nonviolent protest throughout the modern world. In this nonviolent protest research lesson, 12th graders discover information about signification nonviolent movements throughout the world. Students share their research through a digital story, formal presentation, or gallery walk.
Exodus: History Writ Large
Students examine the history of the Exodus and life of Moses. In this Exodus lesson, students watch "Exodus: History Writ Large", research the life of Moses, and author books that depict scenes from Mose's life.
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.
Studies of the Ancient World
Sixth graders, after taking a pretest, write a paragraph describing the difference between Athens and Sparta and write an article about the ancient Phoenicians, describing their contributions to world history. They compare democracy in Athens and the United States.
Mapping World War II: During and After
In this World War II activity, students follow the provided instructions to mark 2 maps according to events and outcomes of the war.
A World in Transition
Students explore the passing of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1397, which backs plans for the creation of a Palestinian state, as a springboard to investigating the history different countries that have been redefined in the 20th century.
Scripting the Past: Exploring Women's History Through Film
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.
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.
World War II: Internment in Hawaii
Students examine world history by writing an essay in class. In this World War II instructional activity, students identify the attack on Pearl Harbor, the response from the U.S and the effect it had on Japanese-Americans. Students define Japanese internment and write a five paragraph essay regarding the situation.
The World in a Classroom
Students calculate percentages of different kinds of people in the world. For this diversity lesson plan, students will see the percentages of different people and different incomes based on if the world only had 100 people in it.
History and Culture of the Middle East
The Middle East provides a rich history for students to delve into.
A Review of American History
In this instructional activity students research an important event in American history and use drama, art, music, and dance to express their findings. Suggested activities include illustrating a time line, decorating a shoe box, reciting a speech, putting on a play, or singing a traditional song from a particular time period.
Mesoamerica: The History of Central America
Students research the life of a powerful woman of the Maya Empire. They analyze the role of women in Maya society and compare them to powerful women of today in an essay.
History and Culture of Russia
The history and culture of Russia is one of the most complex in Europe, and can provide interesting learning opportunities.
How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus
The deadly smallpox virus, which killed between 300-500 million people in the twentieth century alone, is a feature player in modern world history. Discover how this disease spread across the globe by and through various nations throughout history, and how English physician Edward Jenner, father of immunology, finally developed the smallpox vaccination.
World Issues The Millennium Development Goals and Quality of Life
Ninth graders explore quality of life issues in the developing world through the lens of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. In this World History lesson, 9th graders study the factors necessary to and affecting quality of life using examples from communities in East Africa. Students apply the learning to a case study.
Black and White in United States History: A Gray Area
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new information should be used to enhance the information contained in standard texts. This exercise could be used as a critical thinking activity for your class.
Pop Around the World
Students study the origin ofc. They locate countries where it is grown on a world map. They color the world map and glue kernels of popcorn onto the countries from which popcorn originated. They write the names of common items that contain some type of corn product.
Using Geography to Learn About History
Students study how geography has affected the outcome of events and daily life in historical cultures. They study out Greece's elevation zones, precipitation, and average temperatures, and predict how these factors might have influenced daily life, warfare, and trade in ancient Greece; research and take notes on how Greece's physical geography affected daily life, warfare, and trade.