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319 resources with the concept wars

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On This Day: The End of the French and Indian War

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Most Americans don't connect the French and Indian War with the American Revolution. Yet, scholars consider the expensive war as a major cause of the conflict. Watching video clips of historians speaking about the conflict, budding...
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Spanish-American War

For Students 4th - 12th
Though short in duration, the Spanish-American War is an integral part of history. The video discusses the causes of the war, what brought the 13-week war to a close, and describes the conflict between democratic ideals and racist...
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Citizens to Soldiers

For Students 7th - 12th
What does it take to be in the military? An interesting video shows pupils the training and procedures used to turn civilians into United States soldiers during World War II.  
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On This Day: The Tet Offensive

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
The Tet Offensive is the focus of video clips that show academics how the media viewed the Tet Offensive and how they affected others' views of the Vietnam War. The clips include a mixture of archival footage and a taped lesson. A third...
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Manufacturing

For Students 7th - 12th
What do Rosie the Riveter and Uncle Sam have in common? They both urged American workers to manufacture war goods. An informative video shows the push to produce enough war goods to meet the needs of the Allied troops overseas during...
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World War II Home Front - Mobilization in Alabama

For Teachers 6th
Ships, tanks, and planes—what does a military need to fight a war? An interesting lesson explains the government's military mobilization efforts in Alabama during WWII. Class members look at a PowerPoint presentation and discuss how the...
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Strategic Decision Making in the Pacific Scenarios

For Students 7th - 12th
Individuals decide what they would do when faced with a difficult military decision that puts others' safety in jeopardy. The lesson also gives the real-life outcomes of the scenarios that occurred during World War II to give them a...
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Picturing the War in the Pacific Photos, Datelines and Captions

For Students 7th - 12th
Young historians have the opportunity to see photos from the war in the Pacific and learn more about what each photo represents. Scholars use their knowledge of WWII to match dates and descriptions to real-life photos from the war. The...
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What Would You Do? Scenario: Battle of the Philippine Sea

For Students 7th - 12th
Pupils get an overview of the Battle of the Philippine Sea during World War II, including why the navy ignored protocol to try to save their pilots. The images and audio give scholars an opportunity to understand how military leaders...
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Berlin: A Tale of Two Speeches

For Teachers 11th Standards
What fate befell the city of Berlin after World War II? The lesson plan shares two speeches from US presidents regarding the Berlin Wall and the Cold War. Pupils read primary sources, work in groups, and complete written activities to...
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Impact of The Cold War: Are We Mad?

For Teachers 11th
Mutually assured destruction and the fear of the atomic bomb: what was life really like during the Cold War? Scholars find out with multiple activities, such as group discussions, worksheets, games, and an argumentative writing activity....
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Mapping the Pacific Strategy

For Students 7th - 12th
Why was the war in the Pacific theater so difficult? Show pupils how the US laid out its military strategy in the Pacific, such as island hopping, and avoiding Japanese military strongholds. With an informative video, viewers understand...
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China-Burma-India Theater

For Students 7th - 12th
How should enemy forces treat civilians during times of war? The video examines the Japanese military's treatment of Chinese civilians during Word War II. Learners gain a better understanding of lengths the Japanese military went to...
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What Would You Do? Scenario: Civilians as Human Shields

For Students 7th - 12th
What would you do when faced with an impossible choice? A video gives background knowledge for the battle of Okinawa when the Japanese military used civilians a shields to slow the Americans advance. It gives pupils an opportunity to...
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Japanese Expansion Video

For Students 7th - 12th
Learn what events contributed to Japanese imperialism and warfare, such as the invasion of Manchuria using an engaging map. Viewers study the map as they learn the timeline of events leading Japan to the height of its power during World...
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Veterans Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
A quick video details the history of Veterans Day. Viewers discover how the holiday came to be, dating back to 1918 when it was known as Armistice Day, and how it has evolved to the holiday we celebrate currently. A question challenges...
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Franklin Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Address - December 8, 1941

For Students 7th - 12th
The audio of President Franklin Roosevelt's speech regarding Pearl Harbor teaches pupils about the attack and its impact on the United States' involvement in World War II.
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The USS Franklin and Okinawa

For Students 7th - 12th
An informative video helps pupils learn what made the Japanese military during WWII such a difficult enemy to defeat. They see examples of Japanese military tactics in archival footage and images from the war. 
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The Battle of Midway

For Students 7th - 12th
Scholars learn how the Battle of Midway was a turning point for the United States military in World War II in a video using archival footage and photos from 1942. 
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Harry S. Truman's Atomic Bomb Address - August 9, 1945

For Students 7th - 12th
The United States' decision to implement the atomic bomb in 1945 is still a source of debate today. Learners listen to the audio from President Truman's speech to address the nation to better understand why the United States resorted to...
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Introduction to the War in the Pacific with Historian Richard Frank

For Students 7th - 12th
Learn what it was like for World War II solders fighting in the Pacific. An informative video gives learners a quick introduction to the topic including causes and impacts of the war. This includes previous Japanese conflicts, Japanese...
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Liberation of Paris

For Students 7th - 12th
The tide has turned, the spread of the German advance has slowed! An informative video shows the allied troops advance to liberate Paris using actual footage from the war. Learners gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the...
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Italian Campaign

For Students 7th - 12th
An impactful video using archival footage and photos from World War II shows pupils how the Allies advanced into Italy. Learners see visuals that show how the war turns in the Allies' favor.  
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Strategic Overview - Pacific Theater

For Students 7th - 12th
Battleships, airplanes, and island-hopping were just a few of the United States strategies during the battle of the Pacific. Scholars learn the strategies the United States employed to contend with the Japanese military in an engaging...