We found 3,347 reviewed resources for war and peace
Civil War - Create A Living Timeline
8th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Take your traditional timeline project on the Civil War to the next level! From the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 to the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, your class members will research a particular event and then teach their...
War, Citizenship and the Presidency
8th - Higher Ed
War, Citizenship and the Presidency Does it matter who is U.S. President in matters of war and peace? A vigilant and informed citizenry can compel elected officials to obey the law, increase global stability, and pursue policies which limit mass violence. How do we teach students to apply the lessons from history’s instructive moments for the good of civilization today? Key events from the Nixon and Kennedy administrations -- Watergate, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War-- illustrate the importance of clear-headed executive leadership and freedom of the press to inform the public of key issues. Young people are naturally compassionate: exposure to the stories, images, and testimonies of the abuse of power inspire curiosity and engagement. While disturbing photos and unpleasant news reports may not seem to be ideal teaching tools, used properly, they can be productive educational motivators. Assign a human face or iconic image to abstract concepts, students become engaged to learn more and take action. Understanding that a healthy democracy requires transparency in government allows ordinary citizens to ensure our executive leadership operates both ethically and legally, here and abroad. The lessons in this collection are selected to provide quality tools for analyzing iconic moments of war and peace during the Kennedy and Nixon administrations, and inspire careful consideration of how our knowledge of these events is applicable in the 2016 election of the 45th U.S. President.
Communist Party Evaluation of the Tet Offensive (1968)
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
What did the Lao Dong Party, the Communist Party of Vietnam, consider the successes and failures of the Tet Offensive that began on January 30, 1968? As part of their study of the Vietnam War, class members use the provided comprehension...
Born in the U.S.A: Music as Political Protest
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Though often used in shows of patriotism, Bruce Springsteen's 1985 song "Born in the U.S.A." is critical of America's role in the Vietnam war and its treatment of American veterans. High schoolers analyze the song's lyrics in an activity...
Military Leaders: Robert E. Lee
4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWho was Robert E. Lee? Readers of various reading levels read about the leader of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. They read about his early life and major military accomplishments before and during the Civil War before...
Was the United States Justified in Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
6th - 11th CCSS: Designed
As the culminating activity in a unit study of World War II, class members prepare for and engage in a Socratic seminar that considers whether the United States was justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki....
The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
The Cold War: Eisenhower’s “Chance for Peace”
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Examine a section of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's address "Chance for Peace." A selection from the text is included at the top of the page. Class members respond to three questions about specific lines of the address, picking apart...