World War I Events Teacher Resources

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Students discover the popular music during World War II and its dramatic impact on American culture. Using the internet and other sources, groups of students research categories of popular music. They identify the date of the composition and read the lyrics. Students write a summary about their song topic and the advancement of the war.
Ninth graders examine the arms race that took place in the period leading up to and during World War II that produced the atomic bomb. They analyze differing perspectives on terminating the war between the Allies and Japan. They take and defend a position on whether the United States should have dropped the atom bombs on Japan in August of 1945.
Students brainstorm all they know about World War II and Anne Frank. They create a timeline of the events that occured. They research the events on the timeline in their own family history.
Students listen to a lecture about WWI, or they go through the WWI project time line in a computer center. Students repeat the above options about WWII. Once the research is complete, students compare the two wars by filling in the comparison matrix to explore similarities and differences in what the wars may have accomplished.
This is a handout of four different timelines. It contains four columns, each provides a chronological list of event starting in 1776 and ending in 2001. Timelines showcase changes and major historical events for the Portland Observatory, Portland MA, Maine, and the United States in general. This could be a big help in comparing times and locations for some of our country's biggest events. 
Middle schoolers examine influence The Blues had on Rock and Roll and the concomitant social, political, and economic factors and movements during the post-World War II period. Students then research and create multimedia reports on teacher-approved bands, including timelines of bands' careers.
Young scholars analyze artist's themes and means of communication, think critically about their sources of information, and weigh claims of national security against the civil liberties of diverse groups.
Students explore pre-World War II Japanese art. In this patriotism lesson, students analyze Eternal Fuji and Red Sun by Yokoyama Taikan. Students discuss the techniques used to create the painting as well as the symbolism behind it. Students then create their own patriotic drawings.
Learners explore the variety of events and the people who would shape Europe during the 1920's, describing how this culminated with the Second World War. They create a timeline of ten pre-war events or people with the corresponding date and a summary describing the entry.
What a great way to study the main battles of the Civil War! This creative and comprehensive lesson has learners review vocabulary relating to the Civil War, view a slide show, create a flow map of the major events, and create a poster to display their results.
Learners discuss the decision after World War II of Japan's to follow a policy of pacifism. After reading an article, they identify the ways Japan is strengthening its military. They watch a video to discover how their Constitution was changed. To end the lesson, they write a paper arguing against or for Japan increasing its military.
Students analyze World War Two era government propaganda, biographies, and historical data in order to better understand the effects on Americans at home. In this American Home Front During World War Two instructional activity, students compare advertisements from the World War Two era to present day. Students write letters to wartime characters and explain what they are doing to help the war effort at home and school and send them to survivors.
What a great hands-on activity to encapsulate your learners' understanding of a historical period! After studying World War I, your young historians will imagine themselves to be a figure from the war and put together a time capsule of artifacts from their experiences. They will also include diary entries or letters, an original poem or song, and a timeline chronicling events they found to be most important over the course of the war.
How much does your class know about World War II? Before reading Art Spiegelman's Maus I, lead your class in creating a KWL chart. Knowing the background and setting of the novel are extremely important in understanding this survivor's struggle. 
Students explain that, how in this world of increasing awareness and interdependence, music can act as a magnet to draw people together. They research and compare anti-war songs from many different generations.
Seventh graders create a classroom timeline of important world events. This lesson plan is meant to be used during the entire school year. As the school year goes along, events are added to the timeline as chosen by the class. The events are chosen from countries in the Eastern Hemisphere and Latin America. There are some terrific websites embedded in the plan which will help learners decide which events they want to add on their timeline.
Students study the Cold War. In this world history lesson, students research the Cold War on the Internet and create a mock newscast about the Cold War. Students record the newscast by using a video camera.
Students explore wars of expansion.  In this perspectives lesson, students consider evidence available to determine which account of the Battle of Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass most accurately describes the battle.
Learners read the story I'm Still Scared: The War Years, complete discussion questions, and activities about the book. In this war book lesson plan, students keep journals, write about being frightened, have a war veteran visit their class, and more.
Students examine the role of the Geneva Convention. In this world history lesson, students investigate primary sources that prompt them to consider the evolution of the Geneva Convention.