Nicholas II and Imperialist Russia
Tenth graders research Nicholas II and relate his past to character flaws and personal weakness. They discuss probable consequences of the weakness and develop a workable strategy to overcome it.
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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 OCCUPATION OF KOREA BY JAPANESE IMPERIALIST FORCES
Young scholars read and respond to a history of Korea. In this occupation instructional activity, students work in groups to research the effects of Japanese occupation and create an illustrated timeline. Young scholars listen to a...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Truman Doctrine and Soviet Expansion
What if? What if the United States had not adopted a policy of containment of the USSR? What if the US had not adopted the Truman Doctrine or the Marshall Plan? After examining primary source documents that reveal American policy in the...
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
History vs. Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Lenin is on trial in an engaging, animated video where the merits and consequences of the formation of the Soviet Union and Lenin's actions are reviewed. This is a great way to illustrate how to establish and argue unique...
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How "Grand" and "Allied" was the Grand Alliance?
High schoolers examine the Grand Alliance between the U.S., Great Britain, and the Soviet Union during World War II. They analyze primary sources, examine maps, answer discussion questions, conduct research, and write an essay.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History