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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.
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 plan
Students explore the relationship between Marc Antony and Cleopatra. In this World History instructional activity, students research Marc Antony, Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, then answer specific questions about how they are all related. Activities are completed which include creating a journal and a slide show.
Students study the effects of colonialism on Africa. For 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.
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.
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.
Eighth graders examine the implications of industrialization. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, 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.
Gathering information, distinguishing between arguments, preparing an oral presentation; these skills are fostered as 10th graders explore aspects of global trade and politics. They use the Internet to gather information about NATO, The UN, and the new Russia to engage in a simulated EAPC meeting. Culminating projects include a written paper and oral presentation.
Learners 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.