World History by Era Teacher Resources
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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.
Students examine the preparations for the invasion of France on June 6, 1944. After viewing a clip from "The War", they identify the demands and concerns of all military leaders for this invasion. They use maps to examine the geographical challenges and discuss the sacrifice of the soliders on that fateful day.
Students explore the modern history, culture, economy, conflicts, social conditions, and geographical boundaries of Armenia and present their findings to fellow classmates at a teach-in.
Seventh graders use technology to conduct a Web Quest project with the purpose of gathering information to answer questions as they explore the technological advances created during and by the advent of World War One.
Students explore the history of Gandhi and his viewpoint and example of nonviolence. In this World History lesson, students complete numerous research assignments and activities over the course of nine lessons to expand their knowledge about Gandhi and the British Empire.
Students create a first person account of life in the middle ages from the perspective of a king, noble, knight or peasant. They view and discuss a Discovery Channel video then research the roles and responsibilities of their class level and what daily life may have been like for a person of that station.
Students explore the American-Mongolian paleontology expedition of Cretaceous fossil beds at Ukhaa Tolgod in the Gobi Desert. They present information about the life forms, tectonics, climate and geology of this time.
Students propose a theme for an upcoming program on the History Channel, select a historical theme for the investigation, resarch topics that support the theme, and write a proposal to the producers of a television program.
Students investigate countries that have conducted nuclear weapons testing. They read an article, conduct research on the history of first nuclear weapons testing, and present their findings in the form of a television news broadcast from that era.
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of the Soviet Union and compared to the new Democratic Russia. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create a class project.
Sixth graders investigate the ideas, literature, music, and art of the Romantic Movement. They apply romantic ideals to their original writing and art, analyze poetry, discuss key vocabulary, and analyze artwork from this era.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Great Depression lesson, students examine photographs pertaining to economic troubles of the 1920's and 1930's. Students discuss how inflation led to Hitler's rise to power in Germany.
Fifth graders analyze the Mayan culture. In this Mayan culture lesson, 5th graders study the Mayan culture noting similarities and differences between the Mayan culture and their own. Students examine hieroglyphic writing and the Mayan influence on astronomy.
Young scholars study primary source document that describe the beginnings of the Middle East conflict. They survey the connections that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have to Israel.
Students discover details regarding Olympics controversies. In this international politics lesson, students research Olympic games of the Modern Era noting the controversies surrounding Beijing Olympics. Students create brochures that address China's human rights record.
Twelfth graders gain insight and perspective as to how and why the Holocaust occured. They explain why the specific groups were targeted, and complete a brief paragraph about what it would have been like to live during this era.
Students exhibit a sensitivity to the Rape of Nanjing and its impact. In this world history lesson, students examine the conflicts surrounding the 1937 Rape of Nanjing.
Ninth graders examine the relationship between energy and society. In groups, they define energy sources as renewable or conventional and research how each method contributes to the world's energy. They write about how the patterns of energy usage differ throughout the world. Using the internet, they research the organizations that address energy policies and develop their own policy to meet the needs of different societies.
Students review basic information about the Three Gorges Dam. They discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks of the dam and write an editorial either for or against the it.
High schoolers compare and contrast renewable and conventional energy sources. For this energy lesson, students research about conventional fuel and present a persuasive argument about their stand on the issue.