Military History Teacher Resources

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The American War for Independence

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine the chances of a ragtag militia taking on the disciplined army and the majestic navy of the world’s largest empire. What were the colonialists thinking and what were their chances of success? Using primary source documents and an...
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Becoming Us

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The mission statement of the National Museum of American History’s Becoming US: Teaching Immigration and Migration History in the 21st Century series is to provide “educational resources for high school teachers and students to learn...
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Becoming Us: Borderlands

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Three case studies make up a unit the looks at the power contentions and exchanges in the borderlands that have shaped the United States. The first case study focuses on creating the US southern border and the experiences of people...
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America from Scratch

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What if the people of the United States started over and, knowing what we know now about how things are working, redesigned the government created by the founding fathers? That's the central premise of the 11 resources in the American...
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American Battle Monuments Commission Interactives

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 14 resources celebrate the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces overseas during World War I and World War II. Young historians use Interactive timelines to follow events as they unfolded and maps to track...
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Civil War: A "Terrible Swift Sword"

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson unit looks at the United States Civil War. In the first lesson, high schoolers analyze primary source materials to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the Union and Confederate armies at the beginning of the war. The...
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German Rifles of World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How and why did Germans use rifles in World War I? A video resource discusses rifles in detail by using images as well as analysis by an expert in historical gun usage. Primary source images help connect the content to the military...
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Austro-Hungarian Rifles of WW1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
To understand military history, it sometimes takes understanding military weapons. The video discusses how people in the Austro-Hungarian Empire used rifles during World War I. It speaks to the make and model of the rifle, as well as how...
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African-Americans and the Military

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study the key figures in African-American military history. They discover how African-American military history reflect both discrimination and the often heroic struggle to overcome discrimination. They examine the key periods...
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German Pistols of World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Need to describe the importance of new technology and weaponry to the Germans during World War I? The resource does just that! Scholars view different prominent pistols and cutting-edge technologies Germans used during World War I,...
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Tank Development in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What is the tank and how did the technology develop? The resource discusses how new technology, especially the tank, affected many events during World War I. It covers the topic using primary source images and interesting facts to keep...
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Fort Sumter: Construction Of Fort Sumter

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
While Fort Sumter is largely known as where the Civil War began, its history goes back to the War of 1812. During the War of 1812, it was evident that the American coastline needed more protection. A video resource explores the reason...
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On This Day: The Soviet Counteroffensive during the Battle of Stalingrad

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The Battle of Stalingrad cost anywhere from one to two million lives over the course of months. Using a propaganda clip from the Office of War Information and video segments from experts on the battle, individuals consider why the deadly...
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Fredericksburg 360

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Urban combat long preceded today's video games. Pupils today experience the battle of Fredericksburg—a major Civil War engagement in an American city—using a 360-degree interactive app. Users explore the battlefield online, using  a...
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Black Soldiers in the Civil War

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Get hands on virtually with recruitment posters for African American soldiers during the Civil War with an interactive online resource. By highlighting key phrases in the posters using an Internet tool, learners discover how African...
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The Great Military: Map of Texas

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The battle at the Alamo may be one of the most famous military campaigns in Texas history, but it is by no means the only one. As part of their study of the military history of Texas, class members research less-well-known sites, locate...
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Southern Perspective on Reconstruction

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students analyze historical perspectives. In this Reconstruction lesson, students compare and contrast the Northern and Southern views on Reconstruction as they analyze letters from Robert E. Lee and read Confederate Military History.
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The Twenty-Sixth Amendment and the Power of Youth

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Empower teenagers to take political matters into their own hands! After completing an engaging warm-up activity, class members discuss both sides of the youth voting issue, learn about the connection between military history and the...
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Honoring Service, Achievements, and Sacrifice: A WWI Virtual Field Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The largest offensive in United States military history comes alive in a online interactive resource. Young historians explore the Meuse Argonne battlefield and scour the landscape for evidence from the battle. They then use primary...
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Military History Of China And Japan

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine how the Chinese and Japanese used art and literature to bolster the legitimacy of military regimes. The lesson concludes with small group Powerpoint presentations.
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U.S. Military Service Through History

For Teachers 8th
The soldiers of the American Revolution and the soldiers of the modern war in Iraq may have different tactical objectives, technology, and strategies, but they share the goal of protecting the American way of life. Compare the ways that...
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The Vietnam War (1963-1973) and the Iraq War (2003---): A Comparison

For Teachers 10th - 12th
If you are planning a unit on military history that includes a comparison between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, this resource may be useful. It lists possible sources for pupils to use to complete the graphic organizer which prepares...
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Ypres-Lys Offensive

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The end of World War I saw an Allied victory, thanks in large part to the 1918 Ypres-Lys Campaign in Belgium. Middle and high schoolers learn more about the tactical decisions and military strategies of these important months during the...
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General George Washington, Military Leader

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Teach pupils the characteristics that make George Washington such an effective leader, especially in context of his time period. Scholars view artifacts, participate in group work, create lists, compare and contrast, and discuss as a...