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World War II: Internment in Hawaii
Students examine world history by writing an essay in class. In this World War II lesson, 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.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Zoom-In: Boxer Rebellion in China
Students explore the History of China by analyzing images. In this Boxer rebellion lesson, students define the impact of the Industrial Revolution on China and define the group known as "Boxers." Students view an image in a PowerPoint presentation and use their investigative skills to determine who is in the photograph and what actions are taking place.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 72 Downloads
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.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 21 Views 90 Downloads
Chinese History and Philosophy: The Cultural Revolution
Young scholars explore world history by answering philosophical study questions. In this Chinese history lesson students read assigned text which discusses the cultural revolution China experienced only 40 years ago. Young scholars answer study questions based on the ideology of China and their philosophical changes.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 47 Downloads
Students explore how empires around the globe have impacted the world in which they have existed. They analyze whether or not the United States is an imperialist nation and create their own empires based on their understanding of empires in history.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 92 Downloads
The Battle of the Bulge
Young scholars research the events and results of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. As a class, they discuss the role of the military in the entire European theater and write a paper describing the situations and conditions the soliders faced.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 60 Downloads
Lesson: Collect Oral Histories About the Genocide in Guatemala
Begin this powerful study on the Guatemalan genocide with a nine-minute video clip, which can be easily found online. The excerpt introduces the class to this tragedy through a personal account, which is what they will be collecting. Discussion questions following the clip drive scholars to deeper thinking about oral histories and justice, and they view a website dedicated to keeping memories of victims alive (linked).
7th - Higher Ed Language Arts 15 Views 93 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Praying for Peace
Students investigate the lives of some of the religious leaders attending the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the United Nations and 'interview' the leaders on their beliefs and views of the world.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Cold War I: Voices Of Memory (Lesson 5)
Learners create a piece of poetry or a prose poem about an historical event of historical or personal significance in this High School lesson adaptable for a Language Arts or World History class. This is lesson 5 in a unit on the Yalta Conference.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Feeding the World
Students participate in a Socratic discussion about world hunger. In this world hunger lesson, students review the Socratic discussion method and use it to discuss an initiative to reduce world hunger. Students answer discussion questions and may prepare position papers for the topic.
6th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Geography: Intro to Canada
Students investigate the geography of Canada by analyzing a map of the country. For this North American geography lesson, students identify the 13 provinces of Canada and their locations by examining a Canadian map. Students may use computers and encyclopedias to help fill in their Canadian maps.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 91 Downloads
War Consumes Europe
How did the world react to Austria's declaration of war? This activity, guided by the McDougall Littell text, World History, has historians examining the beginnings of WWI through cause and effect analysis. Groups reference the text as they fill out a worksheet with various effects resulting from the listed causes.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
Chinese History and Philosophy: European Intrusion During the Qing Dynasty
Students explore world history by answering a list of study questions in class. In this China lesson plan, students identify the era of the Qing Dynasty the peace it brought to China. Students identify economic problems as well and answer study questions based on the assigned text.
7th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 29 Downloads
Middle Ages: Lesson 5
Sixth graders explore World History by analyzing a picture book. In this middle ages lesson plan, 6th graders view the picture book Knights in Shining Armor and identify the tools of a medieval warrior. Students complete a worksheet based upon adjectives used to describe people, specifically medieval knights.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
World War II in Color, Part 1/5
What were the Allied and Axis countries doing just before the start of World War II? Take a peek into American, British, Spanish and German life (among others) on the eve of the most destructive war in world history. This is part one in a five part series.
9 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Representing History: North Korea - Behind the Wire
This unit focuses on the differences between North and South Korea as they are seen from an American point of view. Learners view the Frontline documentary, "North Korea Suspicious Minds," complete a series of handouts, read a variety of primary source documents, and engage in a class discussion.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 56 Downloads