Atomic Time Lines
Students understand the evolution of the atomic model from Ancient Greece to the present. They then choose one of the options as a project using class time to do research and to be creative.
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The Ultimate Cold War Race
Students investigate details about the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In this Cold War lesson, students create space race timelines that include information they gather from primary sources.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
United States-Japan History
Students compare the histories of Japan and the United States by creating horizontal time lines of the two countries. They conduct research via the internet and available text books to complete their time line. The class discusses the...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Social Studies: Bombing of Hiroshima
Students read a first person account of the bombing of Hiroshima written by a Japanese physician. By reading Michihiko Hachiya's journal, they discover the fatalities caused by the bomb itself and later by radiation poisoning. To...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
World War II in Photographs
A picture is worth a thousand words, and this activity is worth so much more! Learners closely analyze a series of photographs from World War II, matching them with their appropriate captions and sequencing them into a correct timeline.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Inventions that Spurred the Industrial Revolution and Beyond
Students work in teams to research common categories of inventions and their development over time. They access primary and secondary sources; create timelines, glossaries and oral presentations and include a developed bibliography.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Questions of War and Peace: Using Case Studies to Teach the History of American Foreign Policy
Students read three case studies to focus on how the United States dealt with foreign policy issues. In groups, they read about the decision to drop the atomic bomb, the commitment of troops to Vietnam and wwhether to send troops to...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Exploring US Foreign Policy after WWII--The Cold War
Scholars explore U.S. Foreign Policy and Cold War ideologies adopted after WWII. They conduct Internet research on a topic or issue related to the Cold War Era, watch two films, and compose a time line and a multi-media presentation to...
11th Social Studies & History