World History by Era Teacher Resources
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Linking Important Geographic Sites To World History
Ninth graders examine the importance of geography as it relates to significant events or periods in world history, especially that which pertains to Europe and the United States. They access websites imbedded in this plan to do their research.
World War I WebQuest
Learners reflect on the events before, during and after World War I. For this World History lesson, students complete a WebQuest that focuses specifically on the key events of World War I.
Tenth graders reflect on the effects of the Holocaust and the events leading up to World War II. In this World History lesson, 10th graders complete several activities, including a WebQuest, that analyze the Holocaust and its repercussions.
The Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905: A Turning Point in Japanese History, World History, and How War is Conveyed to the Public
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.
Harvesting the New World: Changing Land Uses and Contact Between Cultures in Colonial Times
Ninth graders differentiate the Native American and European values. In this world history instructional activity, 9th graders define colonialism in their own words. They study the effects of epidemics and other diseases to Native American populations.
Empires of Early Africa
Ninth graders examine the Nile's role in the birth and growth of Egyptian civilization. In this World History lesson, 9th graders explore how archaeologists have learned about life in Ancient cities. Students present a report on their findings.
Fall Of The Roman Empire
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
Culture Clash: New World Meets Old
Sixth graders explore the history of Christopher Columbus. For this World History lesson, 6th graders research facts about Christopher Columbus. Students write their own opinion about Columbus's background focusing on three piecesof evidence.
Famous Structures of World History
Eighth graders explore civilizations of the world. In this architecture lesson, 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.
Reformation and Counter-reformation
Tenth graders examine the major theologies and practices for major religions. In this World History lesson, 10th graders describe the historical significance of key leaders and events. Students analyze the changes over this time period.
Africa Speaks Out; A World History Lesson on the Effects of Colonialism on Africa
Students study the effects of colonialism on Africa. In this world history lesson plan, students identify and locate the colonial powers within Africa as well as the make-up of Africa today as they read and analyze writings/readings from multiple perspectives. Students analyze the reasons for the colonial break-up in Africa and identify stereotypes of Africa and work to dispel these myths/stereotypes.
Folktales Reflect Chinese Philosophy
Students explore Confucianism and Daoism. In this world history lesson plan, students Compare and contrast the basic tenants of Confucianism and Daoism and identify their influence in Chinese Folktales.
Big Ideas for World History
In this ideas worksheet, 7th graders are to answer seven general areas of questions (about things such as the geography, government, religious beliefs, art, and culture) about a civilization of their choosing. They are then to create a poster following guidelines and incorporating the answers to these questions.
The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
Women Monarchs and Heads of State: World History, Women's Studies
Young scholars research women leaders and construct a dramatic panel in which these leaders compare and contrast their reigns.
A New Era for Palestinians
Get a global perspective and examine the challenges facing Mahmoud Abbas, the newly elected president of the Palestinian Authority. Thoughtful classroom citizens write letters to Mr. Abbas, asking him questions and suggesting advice. This is an extremely well written lesson, which includes links to solid source materials.
World History: Extreme Global Makeover
Students examine the impact of modernization on China and India. While watching a video about a Chinese worker and the peasant class and how modernization affects both groups. They investigate the issue of migration in both countries and debate modernization prior to writing an essay on the subject.
Students are introduced to the fur trade era and the lives of some of its most colorful participants, the voyageurs. They describe the rugged life of the Voyageur. Students interpret the role the fur trade had on the exploration and development of the North American continent.
Growing Pains: Legislating a New Industrial Society
Eighth graders examine the implications of industrialization. In this Industrial Revolution instructional activity, 8th graders analyze images and documents from the era in United States history and determine what types of legislation should be passed to support and protect citizens during the era. Students also write reflection essays about how the changes during era impacted United States citizens.
Music As Survival: Alma Rose and the Auschwitz Women's Orchestra
Students explore a period of European history in which musicians have used theri musical talents and abilities to survive and rise above extremely difficult situations. The psychological uses of music by the Nazis is examined in this seven lessons unit.