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1,814 reviewed resources for the great war

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The Common Civil War Soldier

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Imagine you are a soldier in the Civil War. What are you wearing? What do you need to carry with you? Examine the life of a person during the Civil War, from drummer boys to powder monkeys to musket-toting soldiers. Elementary learners...
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The Media and the War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How did the media affect the perception of the Mexican War? Middle schoolers discover how the newspapers had an impact on the war itself and how accurate the information actually was. They view a video clip and answer questions to end...
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The Cold War: The Truman Doctrine of 1947

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What was the Truman administration's position on foreign policy during the Cold War? Class members respond to an excerpt from President Harry S. Truman's "Truman Doctrine" with three questions in the space provided.
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Background to the Conflict: Pre-Civil War Days

For Teachers 8th - 12th
The American Civil War was a complex test of a relatively young democracy in the mid-nineteenth century. Discuss the events and factors that led to the Civil War with a thorough slideshow presentation.
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America in World War I

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What were the real motivations behind America's entrance into World War I? Beginning with a review of American neutrality at the onset of the Great War, this engaging video details the profound effects of the war on the home front,...
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The Crisis of the Imperial Order 1900-1929

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Are you reading a chapter outlining major conflicts, causes, and effects prior to and after WWI? If you are, and you need a complementary slide show, this well-organized presentation might be for you. Each slide contains information...
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Writing Exercises: World War I, #1

For Students 7th - 8th
After learning all about World War I, middle schoolers can delve into this writing exercise. They complete three short answer questions that ask them to describe the role of women in WWI, the role of technology in WWI, and four causes of...
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World War 1 in Numbers

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can the world benefit from a World War of destruction and devastation? Scholars analyze the use of technology and its advancements with a short video clip, which details weapons, roads, distribution lines and other World War I...
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German Pistols of World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Need to describe the importance of new technology and weaponry to the Germans during World War I? The resource does just that! Scholars view different prominent pistols and cutting-edge technologies Germans used during World War I,...
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Containment in Korea: Entering the Korean War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
New ReviewAn interesting resource explores President Truman's decision to enter into the Korean War to contain the spread of communism. Historians analyze the document using an online worksheet before participating in group discussion on the...
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African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students research the role played and contributions made by African American soldiers during World War I. They discuss the evolution of civil rights in America's history, and the progress that has been made in the last 100 years.
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Analyzing US Involvement in the Vietnam War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewWar: unavoidable or a necessary evil? A thought-provoking activity explores the United States' long involvement in the Vietnam War as well as the aftermath. Scholars research and summarize primary documents and complete online worksheets...
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President Madison's 1812 War Message: Answers Lead to More Questions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate President Madison's case for declaring war against Great Britain. Students assume the roles of newspaper reporters and cite key points in Madison's argument for declaring war, and hypothesize about primary...
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The Great War: Evaluating the Treaty of Versailles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine and evaluate the Treaty of Versailles. They read and discuss primary source documents, explore various websites, develop a list of postwar goals for France, Germany, and the U.S., and evaluate whether the treaty...
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Writing Exercises: Between the Wars, #1

For Students 10th - 11th
There are many reasons why the Second World War began, factors that your class will consider as they respond to each of these excellent questions. They'll discuss the causes and effects of the Great Depression, describe the fascist rule...
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President Madison's 1812 War Message: A Brief Overview

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate President Madison's War Message. Students read the message and discuss any information they may have misunderstood. Young scholars hypothesize about what kinds of documents might help them find answers to their...
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The Lion of Africa - Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While African colonial holdings were supposed to be neutral during the Great War, German military leader Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck used them as a pawn in World War I. Initially seen as a German hero, historians are reconsidering von...
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Sustaining Total War - Women in World War One

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
During World War I, women served in the factories and on the home front to keep nations churning. The ninth lesson of a 32-part WWI series examines the role women played in the Great War and provides topics for discussion on women's...
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The Backbone of Total War - Trains in WW1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can a railroad win a war? Scholars use a short video clip to analyze the impact the railway system had on the outcome of the First World War. The 27th lesson of a 32-part unit on the Great War investigates the use of trains to move...
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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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Writing Exercises: Between the Wars, #3

For Students 9th - 10th
Yes, there were two great World Wars, but what happened in the time between those wars? Kids examine events that took place between 1937 and 1945 by responding to three short-answer questions. They discuss the Munich Pact's policy of...
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World War One: 1914 - 1918 Map

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A great tool to illustrate the changing face of Europe throughout World War I! The color-changing map gives students a visual representation of the territorial acquisitions and losses for both the Allied Powers as well as the Central...
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The End of the War

For Students 7th - 12th
V-E day is almost here, the Allies are victorious! Using a video  that features archival footage and photos, scholars watch as the Allies are successful, and the war in Europe is brought to a close. Learners also witness the Allies'...
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Cold War Conflict in Vietnam: The Vietnam-Era Presidency

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Comparing and evaluating various media types is a great way to build critical analysis skills. Learners read about the Vietnam era presidency, specifically the foreign policy established by Johnson and Nixon. Then they compare several...