Tanabata: The Japanese "Wish Upon a Star"Festival
Pupils research the legend of Tanabata in order to explain some of the astronomical findings in the night sky. The Japanese tell the story in order to explain the origin of celestial bodies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Lessons from the Holocaust
Connect global examples of attempted genocide with a well-designed social studies lesson plan. It includes an excellent informational text with background information on the Holocaust, as well as worksheets, book report guidelines, and...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Individual Rights vs. The Greater Good Within the Scope of War
When, if ever, is the government justified in restricting individual rights? When, if ever, should the "greater good" trump individual rights? To prepare to discuss this hot-button topic, class members examine primary source documents,...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Declaration of War Against Japan and Just War Theory
Students 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 warfare. ...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Cold War
Take your instruction on the Cold War to the next level by having learners participate in a group role-playing exercise, working to convey pertinent information and illustrate the intense anxiety related to this time period in the United...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints And the Rise of the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan
Students examine famous woodblock prints of artists such as Hiroshige and Hokusai as primary documents to help them gain insight on Japanese history. They relate the woodblock images to the social hierarchy of the period.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts