In this Poland maps instructional activity, 6th graders research, study and label the regions, states and landmarks on a map of Poland. Students hang their maps up on the wall.
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The Attack on Pearl Harbor
After reading a short passage about Japan's involvement in World War II and why the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, readers are asked to analyze how the attack effected the attitudes of Americans who previously had not wanted to go to war.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Devil’s Arithmetic: Concept Analysis
A helpful guide to Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic for your literature unit. Use the sections on point-of-view, dramatic irony, and background knowledge, among others, to frame your lessons in an engaging and educational way.
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"The Pianist" As A Tool For Classroom Instruction About the Holocaust
Students watch "The Pianist" to gain insight on the Holocaust and World War II. They write an essay based on ideas from the film and read a variety of poems and writings from the time period. In groups, they discuss the diffuculties of...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
An Auschwitz Learning Box
Middle schoolers view slides and other items from their teacher's trip to Poland. In groups, they review a timeline of the events of the Holocaust and retrace Schindler's List. After viewing a video about Auschwitz, they read a biography...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History