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What customs did the Ancient Aztecs practice? In this world history instructional activity, students utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases to answer 10 fill in the blank questions pertaining to the Aztec culture. A short answer question at the end prompts students to think a bit deeper about the role of sacrifice in this civilization.
Tenth graders analyze the impact of advances in genomics on individuals and society. In this World History activity, 10th graders research a specific country from the European Union. Students create a presentation on this country  which describes the country's viewpoint on GMO's.
Your young historians will learn about the truly revolutionary processes and developments of the Industrial Revolution in this presentation. The narrator begins by discussing specific advancements of the British textile industry, and then details arguments behind why the Industrial Revolution originated in Europe versus China and India.
Give your class an overview of independence and revolution in nineteenth century Latin America with this episode in a series of history presentations. The narrator begins by describing the culture of Spanish colonies and extensive influence of the Catholic Church, highlights the cultural and racial diversity of Latin America, and then details the peasant uprisings in Brazil and Simon Bolivar's expeditions against the Spanish.
Learners trace major developments in the history of evolutionary science. They discuss the connections between major events in world history and major events in the development of evolutionary thought by creating timelines.
Students study the Chinese occupation of Tibet and then brainstorm and discuss other similar situations in world history. They propose a plan for peace in Tibet and read The Dalai Lama's Five Point Plan for Peace. They discuss the plan and whether or not they feel it will work.
What do we know about the ancient Mayan civilization? In this world history worksheet, middle schoolers utilize a word bank of 10 terms or phrases pertaining to the Mayan and Olmec to answer 10 fill-in-the-blank questions about the civilizations. A short answer question is included as well, prompting students to think more deeply about reasons the Mayans studied the stars.
Students study the effects of colonialism on Africa. In this world history lesson plan, students identify and locate the colonial powers within Africa as well as the make-up of Africa today as they read and analyze writings/readings from multiple perspectives. Students analyze the reasons for the colonial break-up in Africa and identify stereotypes of Africa and work to dispel these myths/stereotypes.
Eighth graders explore civilizations of the world. In this architecture instructional activity, 8th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to examine famous structures of the world. Links are provided to Library of Congress primary sources as well as other files and documents.
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 gain a deeper knowledge of the current crisis in Israel by reading primary documents from various sources, formulating problem and solution lists for both sides of the conflict, and proposing what they feel to be the strongest solution.
In this ideas worksheet, 7th graders are to answer seven general areas of questions (about things such as the geography, government, religious beliefs, art, and culture) about a civilization of their choosing. They are then to create a poster following guidelines and incorporating the answers to these questions.
Learners investigate the lives of some of the religious leaders attending the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the United Nations and 'interview' the leaders on their beliefs and views of the world.
Students research and record the people, events, and locations important to each of two developments and accurately place them on a timeline representing 1400-1800. For this database lesson plan, students write three well-developed paragraphs describing the two events and record information necessary for providing correct citations in MLA style.
Fifth graders examine and discuss the concept of chronological order. They research an assigned continent and construct a chronological timeline using a list of historic events.
Ninth graders play a Jeopardy style game to review World History. In teams, 9th graders choose a category and a value for their question. Students are given an answer, and they give the correct question to match the answer.
John Green provides a fantastic summary of the presidency of George HW Bush, reviewing the president's background experience in the United Nations and the CIA, the presidential election of 1988, foreign policy implications after the end of the Cold War, and the nation's involvement in the first Iraq War.
"We're going to talk about the forces that predated Reagan's presidency that led to the so-called Reagan Revolution." John Green details Ronald Reagan's conservative platform, abilities as a communicator, and implementation of trickle down economics. The video places a heavy emphasis on major economic shifts of the period and the lasting effects of such policies, as well as causation behind the end of the Cold War.
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.
If you'd like to quickly access a simple graphic organizer designed for a class to divide and conquer a larger subject, then check out this resource. Assign class members to study a specific topic within a historical theme or event, and then use the worksheet to brainstorm and summarize important words and events associated with their topic.