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189 reviewed resources for war crimes

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Do We Need a Permanenet International Criminal Court?: War Crimes, Violence, International Law and Politics, Nuremberg

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
In this lesson, students explore the history, relevance and current application of international tribunals for war crimes. Students look at cases from the Nuremberg trials, Tokyo trials and the Bosnian War.
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Justice After the Holocaust

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Though there could be no true justice for the horrors of the Holocaust, many of those responsible for crimes against humanity were found guilty in the eyes of the law. Using primary and secondary sources in the 16th installment of a...
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The Range of Choices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine crimes against human rights. In this world history instructional activity, students watch a segment of a video about the Armenian Genocide. Learners reflect on the crimes of the Ottoman government in classroom...
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Prisoners in Another War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify violations of the Geneva Convention in video clips. They discover the role of international bodies in dealing with war crimes. They read primary source documents as well.
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Prisoners in Another War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the role of the Geneva Convention. In this world history lesson plan, students investigate primary sources that prompt them to consider the evolution of the Geneva Convention.
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Genocide in World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students access a variety of websites that explore the Nazi German genocide of Jews in WWII. They view a film, complete a worksheet and write an opinion paper supporting the view to either punish or forgive the perpetrators of crimes...
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War and International Law: A Brief History of the Law of War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the history of the law of war. In this international law lesson, students listen to a lecture regarding the history of international law spanning from Pax Romana to Collective Security. High schoolers respond...
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Make War, Not Love?

For Students 7th - 10th
In this war worksheet, students complete 4 activities that address war terminology and opinions.
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Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"My death is my apology for my great crime", Korechika Anami wrote in a letter before committing suicide on August 15, 1945. After bombing Hiroshima and still not attaining the surrender from the Japanese, the Allied Forces bombed...
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Who was John Brown?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the life of John Brown to fight slavery. In this Civil War lesson, students listen to a lecture regarding Brown's work to free slaves through rebellion. Students conduct further research in order to write historical poems.
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H4 Homework Assignment #22-23

For Students 8th - 12th
In this global studies worksheet, students read the noted pages in their textbooks and then respond to 8 short answer questions about Japanese involvement in World War II.
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The Pre-Civil War Era (1815–1850)

For Students 8th - 12th
For this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the United States from 1815-1850. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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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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Compensation for Slavery

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should Americans provide compensation to those whose ancestors suffered from slavery? Read and analyze the arguments of two modern-day journalists on the topic. Then, have a discussion on both the merits of the arguments as well as what...
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The Jewish Holocaust

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders research the causes and events of the Jewish holocaust during World War II. They view a video and PowerPoint presentation and take notes, participate in a class discussion about the term "genocide," and take a quiz.
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Cambodia's Quest for Justice

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students observe pictures, articles, maps, charts and other gathered information concerning the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia by participating in a gallery walk. Afterward, they discuss war crimes and the significance of...
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Studying The Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
While many young scholars are familiar with the Holocaust, they may not understand the specific history that led to the unprecedented atrocity. The first lesson in the unit helps teachers gauge their pupils' background knowledge. A...
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The "Final Solution"

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Nazi policies shifted from deportation and imprisonment to extermination of the Jewish people in death camps in the "Final Solution." Learners examine photos of artifacts, read poetry written by survivors, analyze testimony from...
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The Real World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work in groups in order to investigate primary and secondary resources in order to make their own conclusions about the history of World War II. They look at the evidence critically looking to find valid resources.
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Lincoln and the "Writ of Liberty"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students debate and explore the rationale and ethics behind Lincoln's 19th century suspension of habeas corpus - the 'writ of liberty' and answer related questions.
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What is a war criminal?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners read the story Former president denies war crimes. They then read three different situations and discuss the situations. Students draw up plans for fair war, learners are divided into two equal halves. The students and their...
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The Rape of Nanking: Moral Accountability in a Time of War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read documents about the rape of Nanking. In groups, they analyze the conduct of the Japanese army during its invasion of China. They work together to answer discussion questions and share their answers with the class.
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Slavery in the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Your young historians will read excerpts from three parts of the United States Constitution—Article One, the Thirteenth Amendment, and the Fourteenth Amendment—and discuss how they each address the issue of slavery. 
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Emmett Till: Connecting the History of Lynching to The Murder

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Though the murder of Emmett Till shocked 1950's America into turning attention to the racial crimes of the South, it was far from the first time racism had erupted into violence. High schoolers examine the killing in context with the...

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