Is There Any Such Thing As A Just War?
Students examine the Just War theory, examine a specific example of what is commonly considered to have been a Just War, develop their own moral viewpoints on war, and relate their beliefs to current international situations.
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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 Declaration of War Against Japan and Just War Theory
High schoolers examine the attack on Pearl Harbor and how it changed the history of the United States. After watching a video from "The War", they discuss the characteristics of a "just war" and identify the laws in international...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Civil War Medicine: Fact or Fiction
Young historians compare the presentation of medical care during the Civil War in passages from fictional and nonfictional texts. They examine passages from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen, and...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Veterans and Their Families
As far back as your scholars can remember, their country has been at war. Be sure they understand the various implications of this global conflict by presenting personal stories of veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I
Listen and analyze as the narrator explains why he identifies World War I as "the war to change all wars". In summarizing the events of the Great War, this episode also details the particular experiences, fears, and motivations of...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
World War II
What's great about this summary of World War II is that in addition to reviewing pivotal events and players, the narrator describes the war's connection to countries beyond the core Axis and Allies. It also emphasizes causes behind...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Rise and Fall of Joseph McCarthy
"I have here in my hand . . ." The war against Communism and Joseph McCarthy’s place in it are the focus of a series of lessons examining postwar America from 1945-1954. Joseph McCarthy takes center stage in this, the final lesson plan...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative of the Captivity Close Reading
Model close reading, read aloud, think aloud, and text marking strategies before class members tackle Mary White Rowlandson's story of her experiences and reflections on the time spent as a captive during King Philip's War. Learners...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed