In this lesson, students will be introduced to some of the ways in which advertisers used World War I to sell their products. Students will examine how these materials present a positive picture of the war. The class will also look at some of the materials produced for or by the troops themselves as amusements and propaganda.
Students will learn about North Carolina's little known eugenics program, as well as explore the constitutionality of state mandated sterilization by reviewing the NC Supreme Court case, In re Moore. Stidents will culminate this lesson by making recommendations on how the state should make amends for the program's past controversial actions, as well as examine actual consolation recoomendations recently made by the North Carolina's General Assembly.
During the week, students will spend 10-12 minutes in both watching and annotating a video from www.history.com relating to a specific decade's historical and/or cultural developments and events.
Students will watch various documentary videos (10-12 minutes) about significant events in the United States in the 1990s. For each short video, students will complete a graphic organizer. Students will then engage in discussions with their peers about the documentaries using a set of predetermined questions and through a variety of suggested discussion strategies.
Students will begin to learn about the changes that occured on the American homefront because of World War I by analyzing correspondence from Assistant Sec. of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt and Boston Red Sox owner Harry H. Frazee.
Kick-off a research project on gender roles on the World War II home front with two brief video clips and a selection of primary sources. Once students have analyzed the photographs and wartime advertisements, begin a research project on women during World War II. This lesson plan (which includes background information and full-color primary sources) was produced to accompany the exhibition "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War," by the Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History.
This resource provides facts, arguments, photos, video footage, etc. about the pros and cons of the Cuba Embargo; useful for teacher planning or student-friendly enough to use as a source for research.
In this lesson, students examine the Cold War roots of the recent debate over the construction of United States and Russian missile defense shields.
This film was selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. It is a famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack from the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Students will analyze documents pertaining to the woman suffrage movement as it intensified following passage of the 15th Amendment that guaranteed the right to vote for African American males. Documents were chosen to call attention to the struggle's length, the movement's techniques, and the variety of arguments for and against giving women the vote.
This resource is an article from the Smithsonian Magazine about a Russian family which fled into Siberia in the 1930's and was not seen by other humans until the 1970's. The article discusses why they fled, how they lived, and what impact this had on their children.
The aim of this lesson is to introduce the role and contribution of the Indian forces on the Western Front. Students should recognise that the Indian forces made their contribution despite on-going prejudice and racism from British society.
This lesson serves as an introduction to the European Union and many of the countries that are part of the European Union. Students will independently learn about the history, institutions, and policies of the European Union through a webquest. As a culminating activity, students will research an EU member country to create a travel brochure and jingle that will educate their classmates about the various EU member countries.
Each day, students will investigate and specific inventor/invention from the attached list (they can either choose from or be assigned from the list) and using www.history.com and www.bio.com will investigate infromation about the eventor/invention to complete questions 1-5 on the graphic organizer. Students will then consider the impact of the event on American culture today to answer Questions 6 & 7.
Little known about our stateâ€™s history is the brave confrontation North Carolinaâ€™s Lumbee staged to protest a KKK rally near Maxton, NC on the night of January 18, 1958. In this lesson, students learn about North Carolinaâ€™s Lumbee and their heroic resistance to hatred and bigotry on this night, known as â€œThe Battle of Hayes Pond.â€ Students will explore the nightâ€™s events as well as design an active citizenship award to honor the Lumbee for their vigilance in fighting for their rights.
This lesson is a very brief introduction of the European Union, Eurozone, and the Europe Debt Crisis. Through a PowerPoint centered discussion, students are introduced to the European Union.