Contemporary Europe Teacher Resources
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The Evolution of Human Rights in Modern Europe - Document Analysis
11th - 12th
Students read and analyze three major documents in European history related to articulation of human rights, noting key principles, identify significant similarities and new concepts, and discuss application to contemporary issues in...
Pastoralists and Agrarians: Identifying Connections between Historical and Contemporary Migration
7th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Pastoralists and agrarians, livestock raisers and farmers. Using the conflict in Darfur as a lens, class members investigate the conflicts that arise when these groups are forced to migrate from one area to another.
Jewish Assimiliation in Contemporary American Literature
12th - Higher Ed
Pupils read a collection of stories and watch videos to learn about the Jewish assimilation in American literature. In this American literature lesson, students watch videos about Judaism, read stories from a contemporary Jewish writer,...
The Demographic Transition - A Contemporary Look at a Classic Model
7th - 10th
Young scholars examine classic demographic transition (DT) model, explain assumptions and limitations of model, construct graphs of contemporary demographic change, and explain contemporary demographic patterns in the context of the...
I Dream of Castles: A Comparative Study of Castles in Feudal Europe and Japan
7th - 11th
Students study castles of Japan while comparing and contrasting them with those of in Europe from the feudal era. They complete a unit of studies that includes reading, writing, Internet research, and critical thinking. They examine how...
Lesson 3: U.S. Neutrality and the War in Europe, 1939-1940
9th - 12th
Students examine the U.S. neutrality policies that preceded American involvement in World War II. In this World War II lesson plan, students explore the events in Europe from 1939 to 1940 and Roosevelt's decision to give military aid to...
Lesson: Urs Fischer: Reviving the Past Art Movements
9th - 12th
Seven major abstract art movements are analyzed by learners in groups. Each group analyzes various works by determining which work belongs to which movement. They then read Flatland, engage in an art and literary analysis discussion,...
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
K - 2nd
Students compare and contrast historical and contemporary photographs of important figures in African American history. In this photography analysis lesson plan, students learn key photography vocabulary and use a Venn Diagram to explore...
Persecution of the German-Jews: The Early Years - 1933-1939
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Young historians learn about the dehumanization process of stripping German Jews of basic, fundamental rights prior to the genocide of European Jews in the 1940s. Learners watch video clips of survivors who recount such events as the...
Distorting Madonna in Medieval Art
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why was the prominent figure of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in medieval paintings commonly painted out of proportion? Discover the deep religious roots connected to European medieval art beginning in the sixth century. This video offers a...