Great Depression and World War II "Remember My Forgotten Man"
Students listen to a song that addresses the issues of veterans who are returning from World War I. They draw a political cartoon that show the problems that the veterans faced. They compare to songs written during the same time period.
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Listening for History: Using Jazz Music as a Primary Source
Designed as a teacher resource, a packet identifies resources and approaches instructors can use to incorporate jazz into their history classes. Materials are identified by historical era, from the roots of jazz prior to World War I to...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching with Poster Art: World War I Posters
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War I lesson, students examine World War I posters. Students investigate the use of propaganda strategies in the posters and discuss the visual metaphors.
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Jazz and World War II: A Rally to Resistance, A Catalyst for Victory
Students examine the impact of WWII on the development of jazz music and consider how jazz music helped to boost morale of both soldiers and those left at home. They identify the function of jazz as a cultural export and discuss its...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
WWII: Allies Turn the Tables
Students explore U.S. history by viewing a video clip in class. In this World War II lesson, students read assigned text from their history books about the U.S. Allies in the war. Students view the intro to "Saving Private Ryan" create...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
World War II: Modern History of Hawaii
Learners examine world geography by viewing a documentary film in class. In this World War II activity, students discuss the role Hawaii played in the great battle and what type conflicts happened among the island chain. Learners view a...
8th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
This is Your Land: Woody Guthrie
Music can be a wonderful way to explore the impact historic events have on society. In this presentation you'll read the lyrics to the song, "This is Your Land," learn biographical information about Woody Guthrie, and explore they...
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Dorothea Lange and the Relocation of Japanese Americans
Learners consider the relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II. In this Japanese relocation lesson, students examine photographs by Dorothea Lange, the "Pledge of Allegiance," and a US government flyer from 1942. They use...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History