This lesson examines public commentary on a law that sought to reduce the cost of looking after poor people by putting them in workhouses in exchange for food and clothing.
This inquiry-led lesson guides students through writing a newspaper article about a mining accident in Trimdon Grange, discussing its causes, its consequences, and the impact on life in the town and elsewhere.
In this activity, students will look at an old photograph and answer questions about the subjects related to who they are, where they live, and what they do.
This lesson engages students with original documents related to prison hulks to discover how the criminal justice system worked in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, especially with respect to "mercy".
Students will create a digital presentation of their topic. Areas highlighted will be Human-Environment Interaction, Politics, Economics, Culture (to include Religion) and Technology. Students will also discuss the important points of the previously created timeline.
This lesson plan explores the geography of Ancient Palestine and modern day Israel, and provides students with background information on Abraham, the Exodus from Egypt, the divided Kingdoms, and the eventual Jewish Diaspora following the captivity in Babylon.
Few geo-political events have resonated through the past 70 years like Neville Chamberlain?s decision to pursue the policy of appeasement in reaction to German aggression leading up to the Second World War. Leaders throughout the world have invoked appeasement to justify military action ever since. The decisions that went into Chamberlain?s policy, however, were far from straightforward. Historians have continually debated and reinterpreted these events. In this lesson, students address the issue of appeasement and explore and weigh evidence against and in favor of the policy.
This cooperative learning activity helps students examine the development of a small country in a time of transition, in this case the breakup of the Soviet Union, which coincided with a national disaster and a war. Using photographs, maps, and historical information, students will write diary accounts of a teenager's life in Armenia.
- Social Studies
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- Lesson Plan
- Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
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People of African and Asian origin have lived in Britain for at least two thousand years, but this aspect of heritage has been largely forgotten. By presenting a selection of relevant records held by The National Archives and other sources, this resource aims to reclaim some of this history and make it more widely known.
This exhibition selects four British battles from a period of almost 100 years and, using documents, pictures, and text, describes how and why Britain was at war.
Using documents from the Garrison Family Papers (the anti-imperialism scrapbook of William Lloyd Garrison, Jr.) at Smith College, students will analyze the impact of British colonial rule in India and predict the outcome of India’s nationalist movement.
The British empire was one of the most important developments in world history. The empire was huge, it lasted a long time, and it brought tremendous changes to many parts of the world. This resource examines how and why the British empire made Britain so important.
This resource explores the history of the British Caribbean through government documents, photographs, and maps dating from the 17th century to the 1920s.
In August 1966, Mao Tse-Tung launched the Cultural Revolution. He encouraged the creation of ?Red Guards? to punish party members and others who were harboring counter-revolutionary tendencies. In the decade that followed, China was turned upside down as millions of Chinese youth attacked traditional standard bearers of power and authority ? among them party leaders, teachers, and family members. This lesson explores the motivations of Chinese youth in participating in the Cultural Revolution. Through a series of primary documents, students consider what it may have been like to experience this tumultuous period of Chinese history.
Nigerian born Chinua Achebe is one of the world's most well-known and influential contemporary writers. His first novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), is an early narrative about the European colonization of Africa told from the point of view of the colonized people.
This lesson discusses Oliver Cromwell's main political and religious aims for the Commonwealth of England in the mid-1600s, as well as the events before and after his rule.