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63 resources with the concept soldiers

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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Lessons

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Designed for teachers, a 15-lesson collection curated by the Smithsonian, examines how wars have impacted American society. Each resource includes a lesson plan, background information, a materials list, maps, images, and worksheets. An...
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Veterans Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Veterans Day, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day. The resources in this collection are designed to pay tribute to the history of this holiday and to honor the sacrifices of those who serve.
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The Soldier’s Experience—Vietnam versus World War I

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Vietnam War and World War I were two very important—and different—wars. To understand the differences, and similarities, class members watch videos, examine primary source documents, and then create a newscast that examines the...
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More Than Mud and Cooties: The Poetry of World War I Soldiers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Poetry is not just for romance. Teach middle schoolers about soldiers' experiences during World War I with poetry written by the soldiers themselves. The lesson includes a simulation activity, a graphic organizer activity, and a...
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Our Shared Humanity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ann Shin's award-winning documentary, My Enemy, My Brother introduces viewers to Zahed Haftlang and Najah Aboud, two child soldiers on opposite sides during the Iran-Iraq war. After viewing the film, class members are asked to reflect on...
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Life at War

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
It looks like a cracker, but hardtack was anything but. The staple of the Civil War soldier's diet is one of many aspects of military life that scholars consider using letters from soldiers back home and images from slavery. A PowerPoint...
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Dear Mother: Synthesizing Historical Evidence

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
It's one thing to read history, it's another to live it. Pupils examine secondary and primary sources that detail the training of soldiers before deployment. Then, they consider the impact of primary sources on how they understand the...
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Art of the American Soldier: Stories from the Soldiers

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The impact of war is deep and profound. Moving paintings, along with brief narrations from veteran artists and other former soldiers, show scholars how the cost of war is paid for years to come. Individuals dive deeper into the artwork...
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Shell Shock - The Psychological Scars of World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The term shell shock has its origins in World War I. In England alone, there were more than 80,000 cases of soldiers experiencing post-traumatic stress after the war. Using the installment of a larger Technology and Warfare in World War...
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Storm of Steel - Author And Officer Ernst Jünger

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
"I was scared, pale, and senseless..." - Ernst Junger. Scholars analyze how the writings of one German soldier serve as a description for those who never saw the battlefields of the First World War. A short video clip of the firsthand...
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The Hero Of Tannenberg - Paul von Hindenburg

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Learners research the impact Paul von Hindenburg had on the German front, military, and nation in the 28th installment of a 32-part series on the Great War. They use a short video clip on Hindenburg's rise to glory to spur discussion on...
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The Media and the War: Soldiers Find a Voice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Prior to the Mexican-American war, citizens had only heard updates about the battlefield from the United States government. But with the expansion of media publication in the nineteenth century, individual soldiers were able to reach out...
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The Media and the War: Is the Media Part of the Story?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The media is supposed to report the news, but can the media affect the events occurring in the news? Explore the ways the media has influenced world events in the last few centuries with a study of the Mexican-American War, the...
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Comparing Confederate and Union Soldiers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Civil War, a war that divided a nation. Comparing and contrasting the Confederate and Union soldiers is not always an easy task, but the eighth of 15 resources makes it easy to teach the concepts. Exercises include watching videos in...
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Leland Linman’s War: A Look at Soldiers’ Daily Lives in World War I

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Hunkering down in the trenches of World War I, Leland Linman decided to write a journal about his experiences. By reading Linman's entries in the fourth installment of an eight-part lesson series, scholars get a firsthand look at life in...
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Civil War Animal Mascots

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
A pet can offer comfort, friendship, and loyalty in the most stressful of situations. Here is a lesson plan that explores the important role animals played during the Civil War. Class members read informative texts, complete a KWL chart,...
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The Common Civil War Soldier

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Imagine you are a soldier in the Civil War. What are you wearing? What do you need to carry with you? Examine the life of a person during the Civil War, from drummer boys to powder monkeys to musket-toting soldiers. Elementary learners...
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Memorial Day Challenge

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
What do the American Revolution, Monday, and remembrance have in common? These are three of the 63 words you'll find in this word search dedicated to the major symbols, events, and features of Memorial Day.
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Unknown Soldier Diorama

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research history of honoring unknown soldiers in United States, Canada, France, and Australia, research origins and building of tombs for unknown soldiers in country of their choice, and create diorama depicting national...
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"Gettysburg": Soldier Motivation in 1863

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders watch and discuss various clips from the movie "Gettysburg". Using the video, they identify the main motivation for the Union and Confederate soldiers. They describe how soldiers motivation changed from 1861 and 1863.
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The Common Civil War Soldier

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
If it were possible to step back in time, what would learners want to know about the Civil War? With the aid of discussion prompts, they now have that chance. Invite a Civil War re-enactor to your classroom and have all their questions...
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Civil War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What was it like to enlist as a soldier in the Civil War? By using enlistment papers, young scholars consider this question. After they've looked at the primary source and discussed it, they create a short story of a fictional soldier to...
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Marching Toward Freedom-Winter at Valley Forge

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore Valley Forge. In this U.S. history and literacy lesson, students view and describe a picture of Valley Forge, complete a verbal and visual word association activity using Valley Forge vocabulary, and write an "I am" poem...
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An Introduction to the Lives of Civil War Soldiers

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners examine images of Civil War soldiers. In this Pink and Say lesson plan, students read the story and record any questions or thoughts they may have while viewing the images. Learners decide on research questions inspired by the...