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On This Day: The US Invasion of Grenada

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The 1983 invasion of Grenada was one of the first major military actions after the Vietnam War. The invasion took place during the tensions of the Cold War, making the stakes higher than what might be expected. Using President Ronald...
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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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Life on a North Carolina Military Base in Wartime

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Investigators use a “Says/Means” chart to analyze and draw inferences from quotes taken directly from newspaper articles detailing life on an active military base in Greensboro, North Carolina during World War II. Individuals then use a...
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Military Conscription in World War I: Alabamians Express Their Opinions

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
If called, would you go? Should the US government have the power to impose a draft during any war? The Selective Service Act of 1917 (aka the Conscription Act of 1917) authorized the drafting of men into the military for only the second...
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Feudal Powers in Japan

For Teachers 10th - 11th
One of the most intriguing eras in world history was the shift to Feudalism in Japan. Examine the causes and effects of Japan's religion, culture, borrowing from China, and rise to Feudalism. Facts are given about the Shogunate, Samauri,...
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Lesson: Dongducheon: A Walk to Remember, A Walk to Envision: Interpreting History, Memory, and Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Cultural discourse can start through a variety of venues. Learners begin to think about how our minds, memories, and identities shape our attitudes toward culture and history. They analyze seven pieces from the Dongducheon art exhibit...
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Evaluating the US Decision to Drop the Atomic Bombs

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
While the use of the atomic bomb was the definitive end of World War II, the terrible weapons left new questions. Young scholars use primary sources and analytical worksheets to consider the implications of the fateful decision. Then,...
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An Age of Empires Rome and Han China: 753B.C.E.- 600C.E.

For Teachers 10th - 12th
You could use this resource in so many ways. There are 55 text and image-rich slides, each providing clear and easy-to-follow information on both the Han and Roman Empires. Life, urbanization, military, women's roles, society, politics...
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US v. Alvarez

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Is it illegal to lie about military service? Discuss the ways the First Amendment affects the Stolen Valor Act with a lesson that focuses on the Supreme Court case U.S. v. Alvarez. As high schoolers learn more about the history of the...
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Partners In Winning The War Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How propaganda was used to change the concept of women's roles during World War II is the focus of an online exhibit provided by the National Women's History Museum. Packed with propaganda posters and pictures, the packet points out how...
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To Serve or Not to Serve : Japanese-Americans in the American Military During World War II

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
"To serve or not to serve?" That is the question facing participants in a debate about whether Japanese-Americans should have been required or allowed, to serve in the military during World War II. Beautifully crafted, the packet...
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WWII - Flying Tigers Bite Back

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Like a shark bearing its teeth, the US fighter plane demonstrated innovative tactics against the Japanese Air Force, threatening the Axis Powers and instilling hope in the Allied Forces. Watch these daring moves and learn about the...
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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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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...
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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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P.O.W.: Products of War

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders are introduced to concepts of war through musical lyrics. They demonstrate and understanding of the role of segregation in US military policy and practice.
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Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
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Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After 43 seconds of falling, a chemical reaction began in the bomb falling over Hiroshima. Within another few seconds, tens of thousands of Japanese civilians were incinerated, ripped apart, and left to die in their decimated city....
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Army Survival

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Intended as a reference tool for US Army personnel, this application can be used in a classroom that is studying historic and current wars or as part of an outdoor education or wilderness survival course. Some of the subjects addressed...
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The Fascinating History of Cemeteries

For Students 9th - 12th
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Texas Commemorative Maps: Honoring Our Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To celebrate Texas, groups plan and create a commemorative map for a topic or theme in Texas history. The richly detailed plan and the approach could easily be adapted to any state. Samples are included.
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Oral History of World War II

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research how citizens from the United States respond to the onset, duration and aftermath of World War II. They view clips from the movie "Swing Shift" and discuss the roles of civilians, minorities and military personnel. They...
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Civil War Trust Animated Map: Chantilly

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
As the Union Army retreated from their defeat at Bull Run, the Confederate Army prepared to attack. A detailed animated map illustrated the troop movements and precision with which the generals from both ends of the battlefield executed...
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WWII - US to Arm Allies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before joining World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the military policy to lend-lease, meaning that the US would distribute artillery without requiring immediate payment. What are the benefits to changing this policy? What are the...

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