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8.4: Standard 7.45 Lesson
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In this online lesson, students are introduced to resources that will help them better understand the effects and implications of the reopening of the ancient Silk Road between Europe and China, including Marco Polo's travels and the location of his routes.

Subject:
21st Century Global Geography
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Author:
Karen Lawson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
9-12 World History Presentation
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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. 

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
William Allred
Carrie Robledo
Date Added:
05/06/2021
All Roads Lead to Istanbul: 1150 World's Fair Simulation
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In this unit, students will gain knowledge of the Ottoman Empire and will work together to demonstrate that knowledge in a presentation and simulation of the culture and time period.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Aztec and Inca
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Students will watch a short set of videos and respond to questions set provided on the Aztec and the Incan Empires. 

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
LAUREN SCHAEFER
Date Added:
11/27/2019
Blood and Tribute: The Rise and Fall of the Aztec Empire
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In this lesson, students read how the Aztec Empire rose to its peak of power and then collapsed under the assault of Cortes and his Indian allies. A set of discussion questions is provided. In an associated activity, students imagine they are an advisor to Moctezuma II on the eve of the Spanish conquest, and write a letter to the emperor describing the problems the Aztec Empire is facing, the consequences of these problems, and what should be done about them.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Date Added:
02/15/2017
The British Empire
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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.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
06/12/2017
The Byzantine State under Justinian I (Justinian the Great)
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This article explores Justinian I's rule of the Byzantine Empire. It describes his contributions to law, religion, art, and architecture and discusses his lasting legacy.

Subject:
English Language Arts
World History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author:
Sarah Brooks
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ceasar Augustus
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Caesar Augustus was arguably the most important Roman Emperor, restoring the empire and overseeing a period of relative peace, prosperity, and expansion. Historians have noted the apparent contradictions of August, who could be at once ruthless and forgiving, rash and calculating. In this lesson, students corroborate evidence and arguments from a set of primary and secondary sources as they investigate the question: What kind of leader was Augustus?

Subject:
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
Author:
Reading Like a Historian
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Comparative Religious Teachings
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This activity asks students to reflect on similarities and differences between the following religions and belief systems: Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shinto, and Daoism. Although not a religion, the philosophical writings of Confucius are included because it is one of the major belief systems that flourished along the Silk Roads.Using quotations from translations of religious texts, students are asked to organize these quotations into broad categories of essential concerns. The quotations will be posted on a silk routes map as reminders of how cultural interchange and belief systems are represented in the ancient and contemporary world.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Asia Society
Author:
Asia Society
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Comparing and Contrasting the Empires of Rome, China, and the Ottoman Empire
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In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the empires of the Ottoman Empire, Rome, and China, learning the similarities and differences as well as identifying and explaining characteristics of why empires rise and fall.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/11/2017
Conquistadors
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Welcome to "Conquistadors," an Online Learning Adventure from PBS. This innovative educational resource has been created for middle and high school classrooms to learn about the Spanish Conquistadors in the New World and the legacy of their contact with Native Americans. There are extensive lesson plans for teachers and in-depth online content for students available in both English and Spanish. *Four units of study can be found on site--each relating to a different aspect of the Spanish Conquistadors in the New World. 1. Cortes and the Aztecs 2. Pizarro and the Incas 3.Orellana and the Amazon 4. Cabeza de Vaca

Subject:
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
PBS
Author:
Michael Wood
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Contagion, Quarantines, and Cures in History: Case Study - The Ottoman Empire
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Using the Eurasian frontier as a case study, this lesson will introduce students to the importance of disease transmission and containment in history - and their connection to world trade, military movements, population movements, and government social policies.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Couriers in the Inca Empire: Getting Your Message Across
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Focusing on the means used by the Incas to send messages over long distances, the lesson introduces students to the Inca Empire, which extended from northern Ecuador to central Chile and from the Andes to the west coast of South America between 1200 and 1535 CE.

Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEments
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Cyprus and "The Other"
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This lesson investigates the concept of "the Other" in Conflict Resolution through the exploration of Cypriot history and geography, using analytical, literacy, and writing skills to unravel intolerance within a society.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Diasporas: The Great Geographic Dislocations of History
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The mass movement of people is a phenomenon that has profound impact on both the losing and gaining areas as well as on the people involved. The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint students with several different diasporas throughout history and give them the opportunity to explore and analyze another diaspora and prepare a presentation on that topic.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/15/2017
The Edicts of Asoka
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In this lesson, students read how Asoka, one of the first rulers of ancient India, rejected military conquest in favor of spreading a philosophy of nonviolence and respect for others. A set of discussion questions is provided. In an associated activity, students work in a small group to write their own edicts.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Date Added:
02/15/2017