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In 1941 FDR spoke out on the events at Pearl Harbor. The class will get to analyze word choice, word meaning, author's craft and structure by analyzing an actual draft of this speech. They will look critically at the words used, omitted, and changed in the context of the historical event they convey. After analyzing the draft they listen to the address as it was given in its final form. Web links and a copy of the drafted speech are included.
Students explore world history by answering philosophical study questions. In this Chinese history lesson plan students read assigned text which discusses the cultural revolution China experienced only 40 years ago. Students answer study questions based on the ideology of China and their philosophical changes.
To better understand the migrant experience during the Great Depression, pupils analyze two primary resources: photographs by Dorothea Lange and a U.S. Map that shows the Dust Bowl. They compare and contrast Lange's images to Steinbeck's works. Using these, a U.S. map, and a newspaper article from 1937, they discuss their findings and write their responses. This lesson includes worksheets, a comparison rubric, and suggested extensions for the initial assignment.
Create museum exhibits to educate other class members on baseball greats. Reviewing the history of baseball in America is a great opportunity to discuss prejudice. This lesson is well thought out, uses video clips to engage learners, and relies on Internet research and group work. All worksheets are included, and a list of online resources is also provided. Thorough work here!
Learners explore world history by analyzing a book with their classmates. In this playwriting lesson, students read the book Through Time London: From Roman Capital to Olympic City and define the stories, characters and settings in the book. Learners collaborate in small groups to create a short play from one of the stories which they act out in class.
Students explore world history by answering a list of study questions in class. In this China lesson, 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.
Compare and contrast World War II to the Iraqi war with this lesson. After watching a film, they use supporting evidence to support their point of view of the conflicts. Using the internet, they create a presentation to share with the class what information they have gathered from examining World War II.