World History Teacher Resources

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Students investigate the geography of Canada by analyzing a map of the country.  In this North American geography lesson, students identify the 13 provinces of Canada and their locations by examining a Canadian map.  Students may use computers and encyclopedias to help fill in their Canadian maps.
How did the world react to Austria's declaration of war? This activity, guided by the McDougall Littell text, World History, has historians examining the beginnings of WWI through cause and effect analysis. Groups reference the text as they fill out a worksheet with various effects resulting from the listed causes. Finally, they apply their findings by analyzing a military strategy and battle map, examining the role of geography in the war. The worksheet is linked.
What do the members of your class already know about world history? This is a fabulous pre-assessment that will illustrate the varying levels of general world history knowledge among your young historians that you can use to inform your instruction accordingly. Questions involve a range of ideas, from correctly placing important persons and events within the appropriate time frame to listing religions of the world. Tip: Include some time for learners to list as many other world history facts or insights they can recall.
The big question: How did Russo-Japanese War imagery and the press influence Japanese perception of the war? Learners consider this big question as they compare and contrast various artistic media from the period. The lesson is discussion-based and employs wood block images and streaming video of the Russo-Japanese War as the basis of comparative analysis. Streaming video and image links are included.
Students reflect on the events before, during and after World War I.  In this World History lesson, students complete a WebQuest that focuses specifically on the key events of World War I.
Tenth graders reflect on the effects of the Holocaust and the events leading up to World War II.  In this World History lesson plan, 10th graders complete several activities, including a WebQuest, that analyze the Holocaust and its repercussions.
Students identify a pivotal event in world history that they would have liked to have witnessed. They then research this event and write a first-person account of it as if they had been present. Their first-prerson account is modeled after an article they read by Richard Berstein on events in Afghanistan.
Ninth graders differentiate the Native American and European values. In this world history lesson, 9th graders define colonialism in their own words. They study the effects of epidemics and other diseases to Native American populations.
Ninth graders examine the Nile's role in the birth and growth of Egyptian civilization.  In this World History lesson, 9th graders explore how archaeologists have learned about life in Ancient cities.  Students present a report on their findings. 
Check out this fantastic research project where learners work to see the modern world through the eyes of a historian and analyze a contemporary event of their choice. An in-depth reflection on the project is given by the project creator, as well as all the necessary project worksheets and handouts involving source analysis and research/presentation guidelines.
What made Alexander the Great so great? John Green reviews three possible definitions of the term great that we ascribe to historical figures, while offering a fairly comprehensive overview of the accomplishments and legacy of Alexander of Macedon.
Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest mariner of the fifteenth century, as well offers the opportunity for your class members to clearly analyze the objectives and accomplishments of three noteworthy explorers.
Students investigate spice trade. In this world history lesson, students identify various spices in jars and their places of origin. Students listen to a lecture on how spices came to countries in Europe. Students complete a source analysis worksheet.
Sixth graders explore the history of Christopher Columbus.  In this World History lesson, 6th graders research facts about Christopher Columbus.  Students write their own opinion about Columbus's background focusing on three piecesof evidence.
Students examine the fall of the Roman Empire and the Armenian tragedy. In this world history lesson, students read handouts about both world history events and create presentations that feature the events.
Ninth graders study Jerusalem's long history.  In this World History lesson, 9th graders create a 10-minute newscast based on a pre-1950 event in Jerusalem.
Students explore Confucianism and Daoism. In this world history lesson plan, students Compare and contrast the basic tenants of Confucianism and Daoism and identify their influence in Chinese Folktales.
Who's who in World History? Help your historians keep track of major figures with this World History People Review, where young scholars match 96 world figures to the appropriate descriptions. The matching questions are grouped by historical era or subject. This could be a final class exam, or could be filled out throughout the year as a reference guide.
Eighth graders explore the religious themes in Medieval literature. In this Medieval literature lesson, 8th graders review textbook passages on the Middle Ages view transparencies of the topic. Students research the the Canterbury Tales and examine Martin Luther's Ninety-five Theses. Students have a choice of an assessment activity.
Young scholars analyze primary sources. In this architecture instructional activity, students review ancient civilizations as they examine photographs of famous world structures.