World History by Era Teacher Resources
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Eighth graders look at early art. In this visual arts lesson plan, 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.
Students discuss possible reasons for the Titanic sinking. They are split into small groups to research a historical figure involved in the sinking of the Titanic. They formulate a way to prove their characters guilt or innocence. Students participate in a class debate.
Students investigate the differences between the Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance through group interaction and discussion. They write an essay after research.
Students view a video clip of the Atomic Bombing of Japan and respond individually. They examine graphs of Japan's GDP and U.S./Japan trade. Groups simulate trade talks between the U.S. and Japan.
Students study fourteen images of paintings from the Memorial Art Gallery's tour of culture. They study the paintings for artifacts from other cultures and periods of history.
Students examine words and phrases associated with World War I as an introduction the era. They explore the legacy of World War I by reading and discussing "The War to End All Wars If Only." Students write obituries for fallen World War I soldiers that incorporte information they were taught in class.
Fifth graders explore the Italian Rensissance in this six lessons unit. The prominent citizens, the ideas, values, art, philosophy, and literature of the are seen as a rediscovery of Ancient Greek and Roman times.
Students evaluate how the movie industry depicts heroes, villains, and events, and how these characters and plots relate to the society and time period in which the films are created.
Ninth graders examine the Imperial Era of Japan. In this World History instructional activity, 9th graders address the social and cultural aspects or history. students are given various true incidents and should understand that personal stories improve knowledge.
Students examine different points in history and determine if petitions were the right course of action.
Students examine the pros and cons of the Three Gorges Dam. In this Three Gorges Dam lesson, students watch "Asia's Expansion: Treasures and Travels." Students research the benefits and drawbacks of the dam and then write position papers on the topic.
Students identify and analyze that Global Interdependence and Internationalism have become major themes in human activity in the areas of population, environment, the world economy, and the United Nations. Students identify the structure and functions of the United Nations and its various organs and agencies.
Young scholars examine the role of women in Mesoamerica. They watch segments of the Discovery video "Mesoamerica: The History of Central America". After conducting further research pertaining to specific Mayan women, they write essays based on their findings.
Students participate in various social studies activities in correlation to William Shakespeare's Macbeth. In this Macbeth lesson, students study maps of Scotland, England, and Norway to identify locations mentioned in Macbeth. Students research the countries online and discuss the people and customs. Students research British kings and queens and make a list of kingly graces. Students complete a comparison of the Parliament and U.S. Congress.
Students identify the members of the EU and brainstorm on how these countries would benefit by having an alliance. In groups, they examine the main objectives of the EU and present to the class.
Scholars apply the basic ideas of Mohandis Gandhi and their application in global change. They generate original definitions of violence and nonviolence. They then create their own set of basic rules that they can apply in real life.
Eighth graders us the think aloud strategy to examine childhood Holocaust accounts and read Elie Wiesle's novel, Night.
Students examine the events surrounding the D-Day invasion. They watch and discuss a documentary, answer discussion questions, conduct Internet research, simulate war correspondents going ashore, and create a multimedia presentation.