World History Teacher Resources
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The Rape of Nanjing
Students exhibit a sensitivity to the Rape of Nanjing and its impact. In this world history activity, students examine the conflicts surrounding the 1937 Rape of Nanjing.
How have world religions shaped who I am today?
Students analyze changing and competing interpretations of issues, events, and developments throughout world history. They brainstorm ideas about what they think about Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Animism, Judaism, or Christianity.
T’ien Ming-The Mandate of Heaven
Seventh graders study the Mandate of Heaven. For this world history lesson, 7th graders explore t’ien ming in primary resources and describe its use in ancient Chinese culture.
The Mongol Impact, 1206 – 1360
Students explore the Mongol impact. In this world history lesson, students analyze primary sources in order to investigate the continuity and discontinuity within China under Mongol rule.
The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
Winter Olympic Torch Traveling Across Italy
Students react to statements about the 2006 Winter Olympics, then read a news article about the Olympic torch's journey through Italy. In this current events lesson plan (written prior to the 2006 Winter Olympics), the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Teaching World History Through Literature
Ninth graders explore the implications of the Japanese occupation of Korea during World War II. For this World War II lesson, 9th graders read Lost Names: Scenes from a Korean Boyhood or When My Name Was Keoko. Students write book reviews that include plot synopses, cultural settings, and their personal reactions to the literature.
World History: Extreme Global Makeover
Students examine the impact of modernization on China and India. While watching a video about a Chinese worker and the peasant class and how modernization affects both groups. They investigate the issue of migration in both countries and debate modernization prior to writing an essay on the subject.
Managing or Meddling?
Learners examine Bosnian and Herzegovinian society before and during American involvement, focusing on the successes in Brcko. They write a reflective essay considering the role of "helper countries" in foreign affairs.
Revolutions in Latin America: Bolivar, 1813-1814
Students compare the leadership skills of Washington and Bolivar. In this Latin American history instructional activity, students read biographical information about George Washington and Simon Bolivar. Students compare the men to better understand the revolutionary movements they both led.
Afghan I Stand
Students explore the history of ethnic groups, leadership, internal and external conflicts, social and economic conditions, and geographical boundaries of Afghanistan to present to fellow classmates at a teach-in.
Japan from Recovery to World Trading Partner
High schoolers 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.
The History of the Theory of Evolution
Students investigate Charles Darwin and his contributions to evolutionary science. In this theory of evolution lesson students create a timeline of events and examine scientific advances that contributed to evolutionary science.
Location, Location, Location
Seventh graders are engaged in the study of physical and historical maps of ancient river civilizations. They analyze the reasons that human features are located in the places they have been found.
Nonviolent Protest Around the World
Twelfth graders complete research that exposes them to examples of nonviolent protest throughout the modern world. In this nonviolent protest research lesson, 12th graders discover information about signification nonviolent movements throughout the world. Students share their research through a digital story, formal presentation, or gallery walk.
Let's Learn About Ancient Egypt!
Sixth graders explore the history of ancient Egypt. They select a topic, conduct Internet research, write a three-page report, and create a Powerpoint presentation to present their research information to the class.
Harem Scare "Em
Student observe a multimedia website to study the Ottoman Empire and Islam. They write a newspaper about the Ottoman Empire, and examine the history of Turkish rugs. They design a rug of their own.
The Far Reaches of Greek Culture
Ninth graders study the culture of Greece. In this World History lesson, 9th graders research specific data in relation to Greece. Students create a presentation of their findings for their class.
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.
King Tut On The Move
Students read a story called King Tut On the Move and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. For this current events King Tut lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details, sharing facts, writing their names in hieroglyphics, drawing like an Egyptian, exploring mummies online, and creating mummy art projects.