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- Kimberly K.
- Bourbonnais, IL
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Students watch the film "The Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color". Using the film, they work together to develop proper interview questions to use while talking to World War II veterns. After the interview, they research the topics mentioned by the interviewee to develop a feature story to share with their classmates.
A lot happened to European economics, policy, and social systems after WWII. This 24 page social studies packet provides images, reading passages, comprehension questions, and critical thinking questions regarding all things Europe from 1945-1980. Extensive, complete, and well worth your time.
Foster discussion in your advanced high school history class with primary sources from the Vietnam War era. After a timeline activity involving manipulatives, pupils get down to business analyzing and categorizing the document set. All of this work is in preparation for a fish bowl discussion and timed essay.
Students interact with the whole progressive movement and its impact on the U.S. They list the goals of the movement. In addition, they organize primary resources and interpret political cartoons. Each student shares one of their reflections on a political cartoon with the class.
After reading personal accounts and watching the video entitled, European Theater during WWII, learners write a letter. They use what they know about the Battle of the Bulge, WWII warfare, and the time period to compose a letter home in the voice of a soldier on either the American or German side of the war.
Students explore American history, military strategy and scientific discovery near the end of the World War II era. They examine the principles of the Cold War, pacifism, and the desire to keep government programs secret from the general public. Students participate in four hands-on activities to investigate weapons and biological warfare.
“Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance.” “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” These two views of war, embodied in George Patton’s statement and Lorraine Schneider‘s famous 1966 poster, are at the heart of a two-day examination of war and its effects. The packet includes a series of activities that asks class members to ponder the causes and justifications for going to war. They compare different video versions of Henry’s speech (Olivier’s, Brannagh’s, and Hiddleston’s) and analyze how the three interpretations reveal different attitudes toward this subject. The richly detailed plan includes a link to the video segments. A must-have for readers of Henry V, the resource could also be used with any study of war and leadership.
Learners use unitedstreaming and Google Earth to investigate World War II and All Quiet on the Western Front. In this novel and technology lesson, students view a video about the novel using unitedstreaming video, visit the given websites to research WWII, and create an ongoing journal using Google Earth to map the major battles and events from the book. Learners create a timeline of events, a multimedia article, and plan a memorial trip to the novel's sites.
Young scholars examine the contributions of African American soldiers during the Civil War. In pairs, they complete Civil War timeline worksheets. They use character cards to assume the identities of African Americans and determine whether or not they would join the Union Army. Students role-play as historians and research various topics relating to African Americans in the Civil War.
Students explore the relationship between Japan and the United States between 1915 and 1932. In this diplomacy lesson plan, students examine the Open Door Policy, 21 Demands, and the invasion of Manchuria by Japan. Students conduct research of secondary and primary sources.
Seventh graders research and learn the causes and effects of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, 7th graders complete a packet of activities that help them understand the causes of the Great Depression, its impact on America and the world, and the solutions to the drought and economic downfall.
High schoolers consider the plight of Holocaust victims. In this World War II lesson, students discuss the number of Jews who were persecuted during the war and read biographies by Holocaust survivors. High schoolers compose essays on personal responsibility and research other genocides.
Fifth graders explore the Civil War by creatively writing about the famous time. In this U.S. history lesson plan, 5th graders research newspapers from the Civil War era and color in a black and white photograph taken at the time. Students write their own newspaper articles based on the photograph they select and re-write their article over several days.