Children at War
Students conduct Internet research to investigate the use of children in combat throughout the world. Students read personal testimonies and analyze media coverage of children in combat.
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World War I Propaganda Project
This mini-project to design a World War I propaganda poster can be done as an in-class activity during a block period, or administered as a homework assignment. The resource outlines considerations that your young historians should have...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Home Front: How Did People Prepare for the War at Home?
Wars have a profound effect not only on a country's soldiers, but also on the everyday lives of its citizens. Invite young historians to discover how Britain prepared for the second World War by analyzing a series of government posters...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Military Leaders: Robert E. Lee
Who 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...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Visual Perspectives: Images of Children in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this children's history lesson, students examine digital images regarding the role of children in society during the 19th and 20th centuries. Students respond to...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Primary History: Children of World War II - The War Effort
Learners examine the war effort during World War II by designing a poster, and writing a letter home from the perspective of a soldier arriving home. They also discuss how much British children knew about America. In addition, they do...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Holocaust: Voice of the Children
A picture is worth a thousand words. A visual account of the Nazi Empire, past and present scenes of WWII Concentration Camps, and the children of the Holocaust are presented in this slide show. Image heavy and graphic in nature, this...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History
Firestorms: The Bombing of Civilians in World War II
Students examine the implication of civilian targets in war. In this World War II lesson, students investigate the history of bombing practices in war. Students zero in on World War II bombing practices as they discuss precision and area...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
"You're Probably Tired, Dear Diary" - Children's Diaries during the Holocaust
As part of the study of WWII and the Holocaust, class members read a series of diary entries written by children during the onslaught of Nazi occupation. Each entry is accompanied by biographical information and discussion questions. The...
9th - 12th English Language Arts