Gladiators: Rome's Violent Past
Ninth graders examine the role of public entertainment in Ancient Rome. In this World History lesson, 9th graders imagine themselves as a participant at a gladiator game at the Roman Colosseum. Students write a personal account of the game.
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The Good, The Bad, The Crazy: Roman Emperors
This resource includes a few pages of secondary source information on ancient Roman emperors, followed by a series of corresponding reading comprehension questions. Use these worksheets for a very straightforward approach to reading and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
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,...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
A Journalist’s Report: The Better Vision for Black Americans
After reading a series of primary source documents detailing the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, class members craft newspaper columns assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each man's vision, and present their...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?
Why is the master and creator of this history-based video series claiming the Renaissance didn't even happen? Listen as he offers evidence for this interesting take on the period. The video discusses the significance of trade and wealth...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or... Which Was It?
Who and what exactly constituted the Roman republic? Mr. Green begins this history presentation by detailing Julius Caesar's rise to power and his impact on the republic. He reviews government structure and leadership roles, achievements...
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Decolonization and Nationalism Triumphant
This presentation's narrator follows the process of decolonization across nations throughout Afro-Eurasia. First highlighting Gandhi's efforts for independence in British-ruled India, learners are then quickly taken through a series of...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Four Sisters in Ancient Rome
What was leisurely life like for the young, wealthy women of ancient Rome? Though all records from the period were written by men, this video demonstrates that we are still able to construct some aspects of a woman's daily duties and...
9 mins 9th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The 1848 Revolution, the Second Reich, and the First World War
Students explore the events that led up to World War I. In this World History lesson, students read an article on Germany and World War I, then answer four study questions and write an essay about the article.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History