Military History Teacher Resources

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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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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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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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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
New ReviewUrban 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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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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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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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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African-Americans and the Military

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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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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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...
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Women in the Military

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Scholars analyze the role of women in the military in United States history. Using group research, debate, and diary entries, they explore various military activity in America. To complete the lesson, young historians write an essay...
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Napoleon- Mini Biography

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What does the life and career of a military genius look like? Introduce your young historians to Napoleon Bonaparte with this brief and engaging video, which mentions such topics as Napoleon's campaign in Egypt and military coup in...
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War and Civilization: Crash Course World History 205

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can war be an indication of a growing civilization? Crash Course World History explores the ways that wealth and power work together to form and defend empires throughout the history of mankind.
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Civil War Trust Animated Map: First Manassas

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The Battle of First Manassas, commonly known as the First Battle of Bull Run, was the first major battle of the Civil War, signaling a conflict that would last for many years and take many lives in the process. View an animated map that...
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The Tragic Downfall Of The Lion Of The Isonzo - Svetozar Borojević

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Was Svetozar Borojevic thick-headed ... or a military genius? While he was the most prominent Slav in the Austrian-Hungarian army, why is he not remembered for his role in the Great War? Young historians consider these questions after...
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On This Day: Battle of Tippecanoe

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What do the War of 1812 and the accidental presidency of John Tyler have in common? Historians ponder the question as they learn about the Battle of Tippecanoe, how it led to the declaration of war with Great Britain in the War of 1812,...
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The Battle of Saltville

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewIt may be hard to see through the fog of war, but primary sources describing what happened at the Battle of Saltville during the Civil War shed some light on what happened there. Using primary sources, including descriptions from...
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The Great War: U.S. Division Under Allied Command

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The victory of Allied forces in World War I is due in large part to the continued collaboration and support of the Allied divisions themselves. Learn more about the ways Australia, Britain, France, and the United States worked together...
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On This Day: Veterans/Armistice Day

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
While Veterans Day started as a way to remember World War I, it now honors veterans from all conflicts. Scholars consider the meaning of the day while viewing clips of ceremonies, presidential speeches, and military historians talking...
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Antietam 360

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewIt was the single bloodiest day in Civil War history. Now, class members have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Antietam using an interactive website. Supplemental resources include...