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Becoming a World Power: Imperialism and WWI
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I have created a Google sites website that provides students with the opportunity to explore the United States becoming a world power independently. The predominant area of focus of this unit is U.S. Imperialism, and WWI.  I am currently employed at an alternative education high school and am going to be using this site to let the students complete the tasks at their own pace in order maximize learning as well a flexibility. I have included a study guide/ note taking guide, assessments, projects and other various assignments.

Subject:
American History
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Virtual
Author:
Cody Buresh
Date Added:
06/29/2016
The Berlin Blockade 1948-9
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Berlin Blockade to answer the big question, "How did the Cold War work?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Berlin Blockade and Airlift
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This article examines the Berlin Blockade and Berlin Airlift as early developments in the Cold War. It includes a map, primary source quotes, and a list of results of the Berlin crisis. At the end of the article, there are reflection questions and a quiz for students to assess their knowledge.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
The Cold War
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Author:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Berlin (Potsdam) Conference Protocol of the Proceedings
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This primary source is a summary of proceedings and conclusions from the Berlin (Potsdam) Conference from July 17-August 2, 1945. The Big Three, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and U.S. President Harry Truman, met at the conference.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
The Cold War
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Yale Law School
Author:
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Berlin Wall 1961
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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Berlin Wall to answer the big question, "How did the Cold War work?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Big Brother vs. Little Brother: Updating Orwell’s ’1984’
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In this lesson, students compare and contrast the world, people and technologies of “1984” with those of today and create a treatment for a modern film, print or stage adaptation that revolves around current technologies.

Subject:
Psychology
Social Studies
Sociology
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
World Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
New York Times
Author:
Amanda Christy Brown and Holly Epstein Ojalvo
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Bill of Rights in the News: Gun Rights in the 21st Century
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This divide over gun control is animated by different interpretations of the Constitution: specifically the Second Amendment, its meaning, and its applicability in 21st century America. In this eLesson your students will explore some of the constitutional issues and policy proposals that make up the gun control/gun rights debate.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Bill of Rights Institute
Author:
Bill of Rights Institute
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Blacksmith in Society
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Students will illustrate how the use, conservation or depletion of natural resources affects an area. They will also show how people "return to nature" hoping to find inspiration that will help them cope with the stresses of their everyday lives.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Park Service
Author:
National Parks Service
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Board of Education v. Earls: The Fourth Amendment and Judicial Process
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Students will explore the Supreme Court case Board of Education v. Earls, in which high school sophomore Lindsay Earls challenged her school's drug testing policy. Students will watch a documentary on the case, apply the Fourth Amendment to the case, and further their understanding by participation in activities such as creating an anti-drug campaign and a moot court or mock trial.

Subject:
American History
Civics and Economics
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Twentieth Century Civil Liberties/Rights
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes Part 1 of 2
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Students will learn about stereotypes associated with Muslims and then stereotypes associated with groups in their own school. Students will learn about Muslims - through an article and video clips - look for stereotypes/monoliths in their own schools and create a school campaign that attempts to fight these stereotypes using announcements and psoters.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Psychology
Social Studies
World History
World Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Britain's Bayeux Tapestry
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This web site allows students to view parts of the Bayeux Tapestry which tells the story of early Enligh History through a series of pictures. The activities attached to it allow students to create their own tapestry story along with the creation of objects from the time period. There are also suggestions for ways to tie the tapestry in with other subject areas.

Subject:
Arts Education
Social Studies
Visual Arts
World History
World Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
Author:
Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Brown v. Board of Education: An Organized Legal Campaign Lesson
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In this classroom activity, students will create posters that will help them identify the role of Howard University as an African American cultural center, the emergence of black lawyers as civil rights leaders, the importance of the NAACP and the roles of Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall. This lesson accompanies the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Smithsonian National Museum
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Brown v. Board of Education: Five Communities Change a Nation Lesson
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In this classroom activity, students will research to gather information in order to create a radio broadcast about the five court cases that made up Brown v. Board of Education, and tell the stories of the African Americans from different walks of like who demanded better educational opportunities for their children. This lesson is part of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Lisa Armstrong
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Brown v. Board of Education: Separate and Unequal Education Lesson
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In this classroom activity, students will identify the purpose and goals of education in American society and explain why African Americans chose to challenge segregated education in their quest for equality. This lesson is part of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Lisa Armstrong
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Building a Sod House: Game
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Students will attempt to build a sod house by making choices regarding the construction of their house. Too many wrong answers and the house will collapse! This engaging and lighthearted activity will help students understand the challenges settlers faced while trying to survive on the open prairie.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
Smithsonian National Museum
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Building a State Budget: Exploring North Carolina's State Services and Funding
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Students will explore the budgeting process in North Carolina, gaining an understanding of the different categories of our state's budget, how they are funded, and the state's procedure for making a budget. Students will participate in an experiential activity in which they create a balanced state budget, determining what areas to prioritize and then defending their decisions to fellow legislators.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Carolina K12
Author:
Carolina K12
Date Added:
05/12/2021