World History Teacher Resources
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Students explore the White House response to Richard A. Clarke's testimony and apology to the commission investigating the events of September 11, 2001.
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.
High schoolers examine the early development of the country of Korea. Using maps, they identify how geography of the country has contributed to its isolation. They use the internet to research how China influenced Korea and what achievements were made under the different dynasties.
Pupils investigate Charles Darwin and his contributions to evolutionary science. In this theory of evolution lesson plan students create a timeline of events and examine scientific advances that contributed to evolutionary science.
Students consider the work of South Koreans working to make the world a better place. For this non-governmental organizations lesson, students research the public service work of South Koreans and use their findings to create an exhibition.
Students use newspapers and magazines to identify six recent political and social events from around the world. In groups, they use a timeline template to place the events on the timeline in chronological order. They share with the class why the events are important in history.
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.
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.
Students gain an understanding of humans need to explore. They create a "journey map" depicting the accomplishments of artistic explorers, and research the influences that caused the artists to embark on these "explorations."
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.
Fifth graders create outlines and take notes on lectures that present the Reformation, England's Golden Age and the English Revolution. They use these outlines to create filmstrips and write an essay arguing which of these periods was the most influential.
Tenth graders review the people, places, dates and events that are important in History. Using PowerPoint, they create a presentation with this information with questions to ask their classmates. They practice writing multi-tier questions and report their findings to the class as a whole.
Pupils look at the conflict through the eyes of seven children from Israeli and Palestinian backgrounds, living in this harsh war torn land. Students explore how differences of opinion, ideas, and biases affect others and themselves.
Delve into the Age of Exploration with this activity-packed resource! Complete with a pre-test, discussion questions and quiz for a 30-minute video on the period, map activities, timeline of discoveries, vocabulary, etc. this is a goldmine for ideas and activities associated with exploration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
What elements are needed to have a revolution? How do historical revolutions from across the globe and generations compare with one another? This is an excellent activity that incorporates group work, source analysis, and an engaging slide show to review major revolutions in history. Tip: Use this resource toward the end of a world history course as a review, choose specific revolutions for a more in-depth compare and contrast activity, or work to identify the critical attributes of a revolution.
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 (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.
Students read a story called King Tut On the Move and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In 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.
Beginning as far back as 13,798,000,000 years ago, this interactive timeline details events from natural history, world history, US history, sports, scientific discoveries and developments, and even the arts. The app even projects future events!
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.
The intent of this resource is to explore Latin American accomplishments in baseball, recognizing the changes in demographics of players over the last century. Social studies classes begin with a discussion and brainstorm surrounding African American baseball players' struggle for acceptance in the major leagues. Then they work in small groups to record notes after viewing several video clips. The main activity involves researching and collaborating on a multi-media museum exhibit on a particular Latin American player who was born outside of the US. Groups use a graphic organizer to help them plan and create this exhibit. A rubric and the handouts are provided, as well as related websites. Suggestion: to strengthen this lesson, consider expanding the focus to immigrant contributions beyond professional sports, for example, civic leaders, scientists, activists, etc. Additionally, many of the standards listed for this resource are only loosely addressed.