Europe Plunges into War
For this war worksheet, students write about the effects of six actions or situations that occurred at the beginning of World War One.
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Educating European Immigrant Children Before World War I
As if surviving a journey to America wasn't enough of a feat for early 20th century immigrants, they then needed to settle into American life. Learn about the ways New York public education attempted to meet the needs of its students,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Who Started World War I: Crash Course World History
World War I was one of the more complicated and complex conflicts of the twentieth century—but who started it? High schoolers watch a video from Crash Course World History ponders whether Germany, Austria, or Russia were to blame for...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Wars That Inspired Game of Thrones
Discover how the power struggle between two noble families in the historical conflicts of the War of the Roses served as the basis for much of the drama in the hit series Game of Thrones. This animated video dissects shifts in the rule...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
World War Two : Europe and North Africa 1939 - 1945 Map
With over 12 million people slaughtered, both military and civilian, World War II is our most destructive war to date. This shows the occupation of both the Allied and Axis troops throughout Europe and even into Northern Africa. While...
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
World War I and Its Aftermath
Young scholars examine World War I and its consequences. In this World War I lesson, students watch the Discovery video "World War I and Its Aftermath." Young scholars then research how nationalism contributed to the spread of the war...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Lesson 3: Japan's "Southern Advance" and the March toward War, 1940-1941
High school historians interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources to decide if the southern advance was a reckless step toward war, or if it was reasonable. They research the Japanese southern advance tactics during the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Letters Back Home: A soldier's perspective on World War I
Wars have profound and lasting effects, not only on soldiers and their families, but also on their countries. As part of a study of World War I, class members read the letters of Paul Green, a soldier from North Carolina, who served in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed