The Needs of a Soldier
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Students act as supply officers in World War II to research the items that a soldier needs to survive in the field of battle. Economic and political issues are unearthed through the process.
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A House Divided: The Civil War Home Front in Tennessee
To broaden their understanding of both the short term and long terms effects of the Civil War, class groups examine primary source materials and then assume the role of a family member and draft a letter to a soldier describing life at...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Privateers in the War of 1812: Soldiers or Thieves?
Do governments have the right to authorize individuals to perform illegal acts during times of war? Did the US government really employ pirates? Use the War of 1812 as your vessel to answering these questions through class discussion and...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Paideia Seminar Plan: "A Soldier Recalls the Trail of Tears"
Private John G. Burnett was one of the American soldiers involved in the forced removal of the Cherokee from their lands in the south to Oklahoma. His account of this experience, “A Soldier Recalls the Trail of Tears” provides the text...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Letters Back Home: A soldier's perspective on World War I
Wars have profound and lasting effects, not only on soldiers and their families, but also on their countries. As part of a study of World War I, class members read the letters of Paul Green, a soldier from North Carolina, who served in...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Letters Back Home: A Soldier's Perspective on World War I
Students analyze letters written by World War II soldiers. In this World War I lesson, students read letters written by World War I soldiers and research the events that the soldiers make reference to. Students write their own letters to...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
The American Soldiers of WWII
Personal letters give authenticity to a study of the WWII American soldiers' experience. Through primary source analysis, historians examine soldiers' roles and unique contributions by groups like the Tuskegee Airmen. A pre-test is...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
WWI Through the Film, Foot Soldiers
If your historians are watching the History Channel documentary, Foot Soldiers during their WWI unit, this plan has some simple recall questions and one referential/debate question ("What was the worst part of the war?") to ask after...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History