World War I Events Teacher Resources
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Napoleon and the War of the Third Coalition
A timeline of the main events in Napoleon's career (starting in 1799) begins this video, which details the War of the Third Coalition and the transition of the Holy Roman Empire into the Confederation of the Rhine. Maps, paintings, and annotations will make this lecture appealing to your students as they learn about Napoleon's incredible rise to the position of Emperor, and therefore, near-invincibility.
22 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 29 Downloads
The Rise and Fall of Joseph McCarthy
"I have here in my hand . . ." The war against Communism and Joseph McCarthy’s place in it are the focus of a series of lessons examining postwar America from 1945-1954. Joseph McCarthy takes center stage in this, the final lesson of the series, and examines the senator's activities from 1950 through 1954.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Loco for Cocoa
Is there anything better than chocolate? This series of cross-curricular lessons lays out five to seven days of a study on chocolate. Over these days, learners watch video clips about how chocolate is made, compose poems and legends, complete a map and timeline of the history of chocolate, and interact directly with chocolate.
5th - 8th Language Arts 29 Views 144 Downloads
KWL Comprehension Strategy: Maus I and II
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Rivers and the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project
Damming rivers has been a case of necessity versus negative environmental impact since the process began. Kids take on the role of a stakeholder in the proposed damming of the Danube River. They begin by reading arguments for and against the project, and then they make a timeline to help synthesize the information.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The War in the Air And At Sea
Students examine the significance of the naval blockade of German ports and the changes that took place in the way that World War I was fought in the air. They conduct research, analyze an interactive timeline, and read an article and answer comprehension questions.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
We Walk in Their Footsteps
Students think critically and create questions about historical letters. They study World War I, the 1918 flu pandemic, the sinking of the Tuscania and Sanitoriums. They critically evaluate a web site of their choice related to those topics using the Content Validity Scale job aid created by Small and Arnone.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
"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
Land of the Rising Guns?
Students 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.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 23 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 lesson.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 39 Downloads
Writing About The Holocaust, Connections
As part of an extended study of the Holocaust, sixth graders investigate a variety of resources to determine how the Holocaust fits into the overall events of World War II. At the conclusion of the unit, they choose from a list of options to express what they have learned.
6th Language Arts 6 Views 25 Downloads
Battle of the Bulge: America Responds to a German Surprize
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.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Building Background: A Short History of Human Rights
Here is the second part in a series of lessons where your class will return to their discussion of human rights and study of the primary source document the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Before continuing to read, they will need to understand why and how this document was written.
5th - 8th Language Arts 51 Views 98 Downloads CCSS: Designed
WWII Project Outline
Work together as a class and get to know the ins and outs of World War II with this engaging collaborative project. Class members are broken into groups to research particular war topics, from life on the home front to the Holocaust and the Manhattan Project, and to then demonstrate their research in a creative way.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
"It was my view then, and still is, that you don't make war without knowing why." Remembering Vietnam is a powerful resource. The essential questions, the activities, the readings, the materials examined all seek to provide learners with the information Tim O'Brien refers to in The Things they Carried.
11th Social Studies & History 87 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable