World History by Era Teacher Resources
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Comparing Three Religions: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity
Students work together in groups to research either Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. Once the research is complete, they share their information with the other groups in the class. They complete a worksheet on rituals and holidays in each religion to end the lesson.
Exodus: History Writ Large
Students examine the history of the Exodus and life of Moses. In this Exodus lesson, students watch "Exodus: History Writ Large", research the life of Moses, and author books that depict scenes from Mose's life.
Career Focus on Science and Technology
Students discover the demands of current science professions as well as the contributions past scientists have made to these professions. They research famous scientists of the past and complete a written report.
Causes of Conflict: Analyzing Nigeria's Past With Hope For the Future
Eighth graders explore the causes of conflict in the oil producing country of Nigeria. In this World History lesson plan, 8th graders create a research paper or presentation that explains the challenges faced by the Nigerians. Students investigate possible solutions to solve these problems in Nigeria.
Gandhi: A Man of Simple Means
Eleventh graders examine the life of Mohandas Gandhi. In this Gandhi lesson, 11th graders listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the Gandhi's life and respond to the provided discussion questions.
The British Origins of Industrialism
Tenth graders brainstorm the Industrial Revolution and how it changed the lives of people. They describe rural life in preindustrial Britain. They identify the factors that allowed Britian to become the first industrialized nations.
Reform At All Costs
Eleventh graders examine the term visionary. In this World History lesson, 11th graders research a specific individual who they feel is a visionary. Students develop a power point presentation.
Tang and Song Dynasties
Tenth graders compare and contrast the Tang and Song dynasties of China. In this world history lesson plan, 10th graders explore the major accomplishments of the Tang and Song dynasties as they complete a Venn diagram following a lecture.
Imperialism: Locations of Colonial Rule
Eighth graders examine the conquest of the Americas. For this Exploration lesson, 8th graders locate the areas of colonization. Students create a visual map of these areas of conquest.
The End of an Era
Young scholars 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.
Roots of Women’s Rights Advocacy: Pre and Post Revolutionary War Eras
Students consider the role of women in Revolutionary War America. In this women's rights lesson, students examine photographs, letters, and documents that reveal the role of women at the time. Students create political cartoons or broadsides that provide commentary on the Seneca Falls Convention.
The Napoleonic Era
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 21 fill in the blank questions regarding the Napoleonic Era. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Russian Revolution through the Early Stalin Era (2)
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 9 multiple choice questions regarding the Russian Revolution and Stalin era. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Russian Revolution through the Early Stalin Era (1)
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding the Russian Revolution and the early Stalin years. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Ancient and Medieval China
This is a thorough instructional activity on Chinese history that includes readings from primary and secondary sources, guided reading questions, videos, and a take-home final assessment. While it indicates an audience from 9th through 12th grade, it may be more suited to advanced sophomores, juniors, and seniors. A very nicely constructed instructional activity, but it may no spark student interest due to the limited instructional strategies.
Newspapers in the Digital Age: Social Studies Lesson Plan
The digital era has had a remarkable impact on all forms of communication, including news media, and it's important for high schoolers to consider these changes. With this resource, journalism, US history, or sociology classes can learn about the history of news dissemination, analyze the main developments over time, explain the impact of these changes, and predict future events. The well-constructed lesson from a reputable source includes all of the necessary materials or provides the required links. The standards are outlined throughout. While the overview indicates that this is a two-day lesson, you may want to plan for longer.
Teaching History and Culture Through Literature: One Thousand Chestnut Trees
Ninth graders explore contemporary Korea, as well as pre-war Korea. They do this by reading One Thousand Chestnut Trees. After reading, they participate in classroom discussions about excerpts from the novel. They also research historical and cultural topics related to the novel.
Letters Back Home: A soldier's perspective on World War I
Wars have profound and lasting effects, not only on soldiers and their families, but also on their countries. As part of a study of World War I, class members read the letters of Paul Green, a soldier from North Carolina, who served in the Great War. Using the provided worksheet, individuals participate in a guided reading activity that directs their attention to specific details in Green’s letter to his sister, Erma. Consider extending the exercise by providing learners with letters from Bernard Edelman’s Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam.
Fifth graders examine the rise of the Renaissance and the contributions and roles of various groups such as ancient Greeks, Muslim scholars, the aristocracy, the Catholic Church, and tradesmen. They develop and write a report on a Renaissance figure.
Early Growth and Expansion: Russia and Japan
Fifth graders examine the role of geography in both the political expansion of Russia and the isolation of Japan. They evaluate the costs and benefits of Russia's expansion. They complete a worksheet exploring Japanese feudalism and imposed isolation.