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The Diplomacy Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A seven-lesson unit module offers high schoolers an opportunity to investigate the role diplomats play in an interconnected world. Acting as Early Modern era (1450-1750) diplomats, groups negotiate treaties to further the interests of...
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Why Should You Read “Midnight’s Children”?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children focuses on a short video designed to entice viewers to read Rushdie's award-winning novel.
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Empire and Identity in the American Colonies

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The American Revolution was born out of a European conflict that spilled over into North America—and the documents prove it! Using primary sources from the era of the French and Indian War, including British plans to try to unite its...
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Treaty Negotiations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Let's make a deal! Drawing on work in previous unit lessons, young scholars negotiate favorable trade treaties with other nations during the early Modern Empire Era. Their work relies on previously completed activities, as well as...
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Planning for Treaty Negotiations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The party is over. Now it's time to get to work! Learners acting as agents for a country during the modern Age of Empires develop proposals to negotiate trade deals between the rising global powers. Using research from previous lessons,...
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Hosting a Diplomatic Reception

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The toasts are written, the table is set: it's time to party! Young scholars use a role-playing activity to go toast to toast. After researching and writing toasts for their allied countries during the modern Age of Empires, individuals...
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Writing a Diplomatic Toast

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here's to you! Using a role-playing activity and primary source analysis, learners discover the importance of diplomacy. Impersonating a diplomat from a great empire, they write a toast to another empire, analyzing the strengths and...
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Analyzing “Intercepted Intelligence”

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A good diplomat needs to know how world events can affect their country. First, class members examine the Papal Bull that excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I from the Roman Catholic Church. Then, learners playing the role of diplomat from...
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Empire Intelligence Briefings

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To trade or not to trade. Young diplomats put their country's best foot forward in a series of briefings for other countries about their nations. The goal is to persuade others to engage in diplomacy and trade. Using a previous lesson...
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Learning about Early Modern Era Empires

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
You are a diplomat during the Age of Empire: prepare a briefing about your country. Young scholars take on the challenge using a role-play exercise to examine various empires during the rise of global interconnectedness. Materials...
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Queen Victoria Timeline

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Queen Victoria was born in 1819, and died in 1901. What happened in between? A blank timeline prompts young historians to note the major events that occurred in nineteenth-century Britain during the 82 years of Queen Victoria's life.
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The Victorians Pack

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
What was life like during the Victorian era? Images of crowded factories and lavish palaces may come to mind—and both would be accurate. Learn more about Britain during the 64-year reign of Queen Victoria with a series of informational...
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The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England Explained

For Students 6th - 12th
Explore the differences between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England with a video that offers an in-depth look into each region and answers common questions about the surrounding countries. The video includes facts, engaging...
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Australia Day Printables

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Here is your must-have resource for celebrating Australia Day with youngsters! It includes research activities, popular Australian songs, tracing and coloring worksheets, and other several other great printables.
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"Shooting An Elephant": George Orwell's Essay on His Life in Burma

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school readers examine George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant" for examples of symbolism, metaphor, connotation, and irony. They analyze how these literary tools convey the writer's main point and contribute to the persuasive...
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England & France During La Belle Époque

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In need of a lot of information on the La Belle Époque and shifts in British and French government a the turn of the century? Well, here is a 79 slide presentation covering British and French history from 1870-1911. A fantastic resource...
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How Did British Imperialism and Colonization Impact India?

For Teachers 9th - 11th
How did British imperialism and colonization impact India? Uncover how India was considered to be Britain's most valuable colony, how Europe's Industrial Revolution affected India, and the beginnings of the East India Company. A short,...
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Unit on Gandhi and Ahimsa

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the history of Gandhi and his viewpoint and example of nonviolence.  In this World History lesson, students complete numerous research assignments and activities over the course of nine lessons to expand their knowledge...
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Free India: Resisting British Rule in India

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the impact of nonviolence during Gandhi's Free India movement.  In this World History activity, students complete several activities including research, class discussions and a multimedia project, all centered around...
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Your Area, Their Area

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Your Area, Their Area worksheet, students locate and identify an area on a map, then write short answers to factors about it. They then create a poster with materials provided.
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Rudyard Kipling's "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi": Mixing Fact and Fiction

For Students 3rd - 9th Standards
"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," from The Jungle Book, offers young readers a chance to examine how Rudyard Kipling uses setting and personification to bring to life the brave mongoose who battles cobras to protect his family. Class members explore...
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America & the British Empire (2)

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive American history instructional activity, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding colonial America and the British Empire. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Sanders of the River

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the British colonial attitudes towards Africa in the 1930s. They watch and discuss excerpts from the film Sanders of the River, from 1935, and answer discussion questions in small groups. Students then write a statement...
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The Commonwealth - people and places

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the commonwealth as an example of a global community. The study what the Commonwealth is, its values, and its function and they reflect upon personal connections with the Commonwealth. After they investigate their own...