World History by Era Teacher Resources
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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.
Revolutions are an interesting and informative way to study world history.
Students view the video Exodus: History Writ Large. They review facts about Moses and his role in the story of Exodus. Students create a list of signifcant events in the life of Moses. They are explained that Moses and the story of Exodus have influenced oppressed peoples for thousands of years.
Students explore the rule of women throughout history. In this world history lesson, students participate in a panel discussion which requires them to share the strengths and weaknesses of selected women rulers.
Young scholars read and explore the historical evidence that supports the viewpoint that Islamic women have made significant and lasting contributions to Islamic Civilization. They read and analyze secondary and primary sources relevant to the topic. Students work in small groups to answer questions and then present data to the class. They respond to a document-based question related to the topic integrating from both secondary and primary sources.
Students examine the Just War theory, examine a specific example of what is commonly considered to have been a Just War, develop their own moral viewpoints on war, and relate their beliefs to current international situations.
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.
Students study the feudal system of the Middle Ages. In this Middle Ages instructional activity, students watch "The Feudal System at War". Students listen to an instructor-delivered lecture regarding the roles of monarchs, nobles, knights, and peasants. Students then write first- person narratives from their points of view.
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. For this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role of Progressives in changing American government.
Ninth graders explore the evolution of technology. They discuss how technology has affected their daily lives and how it has changed throughout the course of history. They discuss what invention has most affected the world.
Students examine the evolution of women's rights in Korea. In this Korean history instructional activity, students read 5 articles pertaining to women's lives under the Silla, Koryo, and Choson kingdoms. The articles also make reference to Japanese rule of Korean women as well as the modern era.
Eleventh graders examine events leading up to and during the Vietnam War. They research assigned topics utilizing interviews, Powerpoint presentations, timelines, and collages in their presentations.
Students analyze rock art. In this rock art lesson plan, students research cultures that created rock art, analyze their art pieces, and compose essays regarding their findings.
Students demonstrate understanding of basic facts about Christopher Columbus and different theories regarding his background. They try to solve the mystery of Christopher Columbus' background and write an essay offering their own opinion.
Eighth graders examine artifacts from the prehistoric era. In this primary source analysis lesson, 8th graders examine images of artifacts provided on the Library of Congress website. Students then discuss how life changed between the Paleolithic era and the first settlements based on the observations about the artifacts.
Students consider how the location of Korea has contributed to cultural diffusion. In this Korean history lesson, students investigate the rise of the Silla Kingdom. Students compare the accomplishments of the Silla Kingdom to those of classical Greece and Rome.
Eighth graders look at early art. In this visual arts instructional activity, 8th graders investigate the attributes of rock art, examine rock art, and create their own examples of rock art. Analysis and instructional worksheets are included.
Eighth graders examine prehistoric terrain. In this geography lesson, 8th graders discover necessary resources for settlers. Students work in small groups to create a trail crossing the state of Kansas.
Students use conceptual frameworks to organize and explain historical information. They find themes, ask questions, develop timelines, and use other thinking strategies to make meaning of history.
For this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.