World History by Era Teacher Resources

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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.
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.
Students 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.  For this World History lesson, 10th graders complete several activities, including a WebQuest, that analyze the Holocaust and its repercussions.
Ninth graders differentiate the Native American and European values. In this world history lesson, 9th graders define colonialism in their own words. They study the effects of epidemics and other diseases to Native American populations.
Ninth graders examine the Nile's role in the birth and growth of Egyptian civilization.  For this World History lesson, 9th graders explore how archaeologists have learned about life in Ancient cities.  Students present a report on their findings. 
Sixth graders make a hypothesis about the fall of the Roman Empire and then read data sets that show what really happened. For 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
Sixth graders explore the history of Christopher Columbus.  In 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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
In this ideas instructional activity, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tenth graders explore American inventions. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, 10th graders research inventions from the era and consider their impact on society. Students then create their own inventions.
Eighth graders study the famous explorer Christopher Columbus.  In this World History lesson, 8th graders analyze and compare primary and secondary sources.  Students discuss as a class the accomplishments of Columbus.   
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a goldmine for ideas and activities associated with exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.