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Aggressors Invade Nations: WWII

For Teachers 9th - 11th
What makes a World War? As it sounds, it's a war in which the world is involved. This presentation really defines the struggles, invasions, and conflicts that occurred all over the globe at the dawn of the Second World War. It describes...
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Operation Market Garden

For Students 7th - 12th
How did Allied forces get behind enemy lines? An engaging video shows just how they did it—by dropping paratroopers drop from the sky in a risky maneuver. Learners watch as paratroopers attempt to drop behind enemy lines and destroy...
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We Are the Champions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Can international sports events be indicative of a country's national pride? Learners consider how the Germany-hosted 2006 World Cup contributed to German cultural pride, and how the fundamentals of sports is celebrated around the world,...
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Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In 1852, a German physicist, Magnus, talked about an effect first described by Isaac Newton in 1672. Part of a series, an interesting video explains the Magnus effect and previous attempts to apply it to transportation. It also shows a...
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Dancer, Lover, Spy - Mata Hari

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Femme fatale? German spy? French spy? Mata Hari's origin story and her espionage during World War I are clouded by the legends surrounding her. With more recently declassified documents, historians have a better understanding of her role...
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Standing Up To The Royal Navy - Maximilian von Spee

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
At the start of World War I, German naval leader Maximilian von Spee was isolated in the Pacific Ocean. He led his squadron on a daring mission to save themselves, ending in the first defeat of a British naval squadron in a century....
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The First Soldier of Belgium - King Albert

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While Belgium was largely occupied by the Germans during World War I, its king, Albert, is still considered a national hero. After holding back the Germans to buy precious time for the Allies, Albert worked tirelessly to protect his...
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Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Did you know that the first time someone isolated a pure element was when Henning Brand boiled down his own urine in 1669 and unknowingly discovered phosphorus? The history of our current periodic table of elements is entertainingly...
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The Berlin Blockade

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
The Berlin Blockade may not take up as much space in the history books as other events of the Cold War, but for the citizens of west Berlin in 1948—and the events to follow between the Soviet Union and the United Stattes—those 318 days...
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Crisis in Berlin: Decisions Game!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Cold War did not begin with a bang, but with a swift tactic that reflected the Soviet Union's growing distrust of its former Allies. High schoolers choose either the USA or the USSR in a role play activity as they analyze why each...
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Hero or Burden? - King Constantine I of Greece

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Was King Constantine I the savior of Greece? A soldier before a king? A German sympathizer? A supporter of neutrality? King Constantine I—twice installed upon Greece's throne—reflects his small country's struggles during the Great War....
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The Meuse-Argonne Offensive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
America's entrance into World War I drastically changed the scope of the conflict. An interactive map and timeline takes learners through the Meuse-Argonne Campaign, which lasted from September 26, 1918, to the eventual German armistice...
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The Strategic Bombing Campaign

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
An extensive look at World War II details the strategic bombing campaign of the Allied forces. Beginning in September 1939 and ending in May 1945, the interactive map follows British and American forces throughout the bombing campaigns...
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin: The Mystery of the Children of Hamelin

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Which is more likely: 130 children followed a magical piper out of Hamelin and disappeared forever, or that they died of the plague? Or could they have escaped from Hamelin via a secret tunnel to Transylvania? Learners investigate...
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Edith Cavell - Not A Martyr But A Nurse

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Was British nurse Edith Cavell a spy? Just doing her job? A martyr and saint? Perhaps all of the above? Edith Cavell was executed by a hastily arranged firing squad for helping wounded British soldiers in German-occupied Belgium during...
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The Red Baron - Manfred von Richthofen

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Now a legend, Manfred von Richtofen was the original Flying Ace. The Red Baron eventually was shot down by the Allies, but not before the German pilot revolutionized warfare with his circus-like stunts. An informative video biography...
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Cavalry in WW1 - Between Tradition and Machine Gun Fire

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The German Calvary lost over 800 horses and 500 men in a single battle! The changes in technology during World War I forced changes in how battles were fought. An engaging primary source video puts scholars in the shoes of the soldiers...
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What Would You Do? Scenario: Bombing to Invade

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The D-Day invasion was critical to the Allies defeating Nazi Germany. However, they needed to make sure Hitler could not get resources to France to fight back. Should the Allies bomb the rail lines feeding the German army through France...
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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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English Cognates in Various Indo-European Languages

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Studying the history, influences, and cognates of the English language, this presentation provides students in linguistics and language classes with several charts of information on cognates from languages around the world. The slideshow...
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The Story of English

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Explore the history and scope of the English language with this presentation. With discussion points on the roots of English, its various forms around the world, and its status as a global language, this slide show would be a good...
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Napoleonic Europe (1799-1815)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the Napoleonic Era in Europe. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Bismarck and Cavour

For Students 9th - 12th
In this German history worksheet, high schoolers read an article about the leadership of Bismarck and Cavour. Students then respond to 10 short answer questions.
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High Middle Ages (1000-1200)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the High Middle Ages.