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"When They Came for Me, There Was No One Left to Speak Up" - Exploring Personal and Collective Responsibility in WWII
Students examine the underlying meaning of the phrase spoken by Pastor Martin Niemoller in 1945, "When they came for me, there was no one left to speak up." In this World History lesson, students share in a class discussion on civic and personal responsibility then complete two worksheets.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 11 Views 21 Downloads
New Review Exploring the Israeli and Palestinian Conflict through a Graphic Novel
Approaching the roots of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict can feel like a daunting task for many instructors; here you will find a lesson plan, reading materials, and handouts that will greatly support you in this valuable endeavor.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The history, context, and ramifications of the Vietnam War are the topics of this lecture, which details the roles of China, England, France, and the U.S. in the conflict. A timeline and map guide viewers through the events of the Vietnam War.
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History 39 Views 138 Downloads
1914: A Momentous Year
Students research information about national and worldwide events of 1914 and chart the brief elements of America's involvement in World War I. They determine what killed Ellen Wilson and the illnesses that can lead to Brights Disease. They review and write a letter to President Wilson concerning the World War I and Mrs.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Eyewitness to History W.W.I.
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the weapons used to fight World War I. For this World War I lesson, 11th graders complete a reading assignment, discuss it, and form research groups. Students work in the groups to create timelines that feature the technologies used to fight the war as well as issues that the troops faced.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Cold War I: Voices Of Memory (Lesson 5)
High schoolers create a piece of poetry or a prose poem about an historical event of historical or personal significance in this High School lesson adaptable for a Language Arts or World History class. This is lesson 5 in a unit on the Yalta Conference.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
New Review Mao's China
Here is a great textbook chapter on China's establishment as a communist state in 1949 and the effects of World War II on the nation. The first page prompts learners to complete a timeline activity as they read the material, which includes several graphics, maps, and detailed information on communist China from 1920 to the modern day.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Timeline Project
This is a great idea for any social studies classroom to incorporate throughout the year as an ongoing project! Line your walls with a continuous strip of butcher paper to design a large timeline that you can add to as you cover historical events throughout the year.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Never To Forget
Tenth graders discuss the events leading up to antisemitic behavior in Europe during World War II. Through various activities, 10th graders acquaint themselves with the political ideology of Nazism and assess responsibility for the Holocaust.
10th Social Studies & History 71 Views 162 Downloads
Emotional Effects of World War One
Explore how World War One affected the world and changed the writings of poets and authors to create a new movement called Modernism. Identify how articles, memoirs, diaries, and poetry written after the war changed. Practice writing a poem in the Modernist format.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 20 Downloads
"Police Action": The Korean War, 1950-1953
Students investigate facts about the war in Korea in the 1950's and attempt to classify American foreign policy as a triumph or a failure. Why the U.S. became involved and the unpopularity of the war in America forms the focus of this instructional activity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 39 Downloads
I Am Freedom Bound!
Upper elementary and middle school learners engage in this awesome lesson plan on the Civil War. In it, they watch streamed video, perform Internet research, engage in hands-on activities, and use their geography skills to locate important events during this time period.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 69 Downloads
Remembering the First
Students examine words and phrases associated with World War I as an introduction the era. They explore the legacy of World War I by reading and discussing "The War to End All Wars If Only." Students write obituries for fallen World War I soldiers that incorporte information they were taught in class.
6th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 54 Downloads
May I Take Your Order, Please?
Pupils read a story, boil down that story to 5 to 7 key events, create a sequencing quiz to go with the story and have their classmates take the quiz. They will the strategy of sequencing by reading various stories (that they are not familiar with) and work in pairs to come up with the sequence.
3rd - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 131 Downloads
Enquiry 2: Causes
Learners explore possible causes and events leading up to World War I. In groups, they chart sources of tension between countries, and discuss the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Students create a timeline of events and debate who is to blame for starting the war.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Internment of Ukrainians in Canada
Students examine the condition of Ukrainian internment in Canada during World War I. In this World War I lesson, students research selected Internet sources to compare and contrast the internment of Ukrainians in Canada during World War I to the internment of Japanese in the United States during World War II.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads