The Human Costs of War
Learners explore the concept of civilian cost to armed warfare. They explore the role of the military, civilians and of press coverage during armed conflicts, creating posters illustrating their research on post-WW II military conflicts.
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Constitutional Issues: Civil Liberties During War
Students discuss democratic ideals and constitutional principles. They decide which side of the issue they are on dealing with the placement of Japanese-Americans in camps during World War II. They examine primary source documents for...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Causes and Course of the First World War
Use this twelve-day lesson plan to teach about the causes and courses of WWI. Each day scholars attend lectures, complete creative activities, and hold round table discussions on what they've learned. Web links and resources are...
10th Social Studies & History
Appeasement and the Advent of World War II
Students examine the movements by the major countries involved in World War II before the war began in 1939. They discuss the role of appeasement had in fueling the war. Using maps, they locate the countries of the Allied and Axis...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Ethics of the Bomb: What Would You Do?
Students research the use of the atomic bomb in WWII, analyze the human costs of dropping the bomb and identify the pros and cons. They develop a PowerPoint presentation on the effects of an atomic bomb dropped on their hometown.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History