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Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Used with the PBS film The Armenian Genocide (Two Cats Productions), the eight lessons in this collection teach high schoolers about the Armenian Genocide. Students use primary and secondary sources to research the history of the Ottoman...
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Should US Officials & Health Professionals be Investigated for War Crimes?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore ethical issues. In this human rights lesson, students read articles and documents related to torture used in government investigations and if medical ethical guidelines were adhered to. Students respond to discussion...
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Teenage Assassins and the Outbreak of the First World War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Shot Heard Round the World—the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand—launched the world into its first global conflict. Scholars explore where nationalism and assassination merge. Through research and role playing, one can see...
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Simulation on The Cambodia Peace Settlement

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can there be peace in Cambodia? Immerse your class in a realistic negotiation setting during a riveting simulation. Learners assume the roles of key players in a group sparring with an opposing group to try to achieve peace in the midst...
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War Crimes Trial

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the implication of war crimes. In this Bosnian War lesson, students watch video clips and read about the trial of Dražen Erdemovic, a Bosnian Croat accused of shooting civilians. Students discuss the trial as well as...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 3: Researching Multiple Perspectives to Develop a Position

For Teachers 11th Standards
The only way that a heinous act of genocide can succeed is if citizens of surrounding groups and countries turn their backs on those suffering. A thorough language arts module addresses shared central ideas with three separate units,...
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WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – Hamburg

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Was bombing German cities an effective means to an end, or was it a war crime? Could it be both? Young historians ponder these questions with an activity that prompts them to use primary sources to summarize the debate surrounding RAF...
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Congress's War Powers

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Declaring war is not as easy as some may think. High schoolers learn about Congress's limits regarding war by reading important clauses in the US Constitution. Various independent and collaborative activities reinforce learning, making...
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From The Great War To The Great Depression

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discover details about 1920's America. In this American history lesson, students read From the Great War to the Great Depression. Students then research famous Americans from the time period and present their findings to their classmates.
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Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Bystanders

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
After the Holocaust, the world grappled with how to bring justice to the Nazis. But what to do with the thousands—if not millions—who allowed it to happen? Young historians consider the issues of guilt, collaboration, and responsibility...
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The Peloponnesian War

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
A complete play-by-play of the Peloponnesian War in a PowerPoint presentation form awaits you. The resource includes 25 slides of bulleted text and corresponding images and maps to tell the tale of the ancient Greek war fought by Athens...
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Analyzing Historical Evidence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine World War I war crimes. In this world history instructional activity, young scholars use primary and secondary sources to research and understand the systematic nature of the Armenian Genocide. High schoolers...
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American Responses to the Armenian Genocide

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine World War I war crimes. In this world history instructional activity, students use primary and secondary sources to research and understand the action taken by the United States during the Armenian Genocide. Young...
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Identity and Belonging

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine World War I war crimes. For this world history activity, high schoolers examine a painting by Ashile Gorky, a refugee from the Armenian genocide. High schoolers interpret the piece of art and discuss its historical...
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We and They, the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine World War I war crimes. For this world history instructional activity, students use primary and secondary sources to research and understand the action taken by the United States during the Armenian Genocide. Learners...
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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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Raphael Lemkin: Identifying Lemkin's Outrage

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine World War I war crimes. In this world history lesson plan, students use primary and secondary sources to research Armenian genocide and the trial of Soghomon Tehlirin.
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The Crime of the Bystander in the Holocaust

For Teachers Pre-K - 11th Standards
What are the dangers of remaining silent in the face of oppression? Learners analyze how German citizens and many around the world allowed the Nazi dictatorship to execute crimes against humanity.
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U.S. Immigration Policy and Hitler’s Holocaust

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Though the Statue of Liberty welcomes political refugees to her shores, the welcoming sentiment has not always been reflected in the American citizenry. High schoolers read about the regrettable period in United States history when the...
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On This Day: The Nuremberg Trials

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Were the Nuremberg Trials vengeance or justice? After World War II, the trials of Nazi officials were supposed to bring justice for genocidal atrocities. However, scholars debate whether it was just an act of retribution by the victors....
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Forbidden Faces: Effects of Taliban Rule on Women in Afghanistan

For Teachers 9th Standards
The rule of the Taliban and America's war on terror are major issues in today's international affairs. Help acquaint your learners with the Taliban and its rise to power, dispel common misconceptions, and study the effects of their rule...
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Reconstruction (1865-1876)

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Easily broken into pieces for several class sessions, this presentation is a great way to transition your class out of a Civil War unit and closer to the 20th century. Engaging photographs, including relevant maps and humorous political...
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Overview of Japanese War Crimes of the Sino-japanese War And World War Ii

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders discuss the definition of a war crime and what the Germans did to the Jews during WWII that constituted a war crime. The analyze the results of political, economic, and social oppression and the violation of human rights.
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Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Human rights became a global focus after decades of war, recovery from war, and uncountable war crimes committed throughout. Social studies class members discuss the Universal Declaration of Human Rights before completing an interactive...
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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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Should Hate Be Outlawed?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate hate crime legislation. In this hate crime lesson plan, students examine the St. Paul city ordinance that outlawed hate crimes. Students explore the fine between hate crime legislation and First Amendment rights.
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618,000: Shall Not Have Died in Vain

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Learners explore the American Civil War. In this Civil War lesson, students examine a slave auction advertisement and an Abraham Lincoln quote. Learners also read Pink and Say, create a foldable regarding naval warfare, and design a...
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Atlanta and Sherman's March to the Sea

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the impact of William Tecumseh Sherman's actions during the Civil War.
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China Resists Outside Influences

For Teachers 8th - 10th
There is no doubt about it, world history is exciting! Use this slide show to tell the tale of Emperor Qianlong, the Opium Wars, The Boxer Rebellion, and nationalist reform provided by Empress Dowager. Images and easy-to-follow text make...
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Liberation and Return to Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read testimonies of Holocaust survivors, describe conditions liberators found upon entering camps, investigate liberation, and research background of the Office of Special Investigations and Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.
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The My Lai Courts Martial of 1970

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the My Lai Massacre and trial. Students discuss the events and the trial, reviewing the constitutional amendments and concerns related to the massacre. Students write an analysis of photographs related to the incident.
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John Brown's Raid Student Quiz

For Students 5th - 8th
In this online interactive Civil War instructional activity, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions about John Brown's Raid. Students may check their answers immediately.
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The Holocaust: Exploring Active Citizenship through Resistors and Rescuers

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Resist, assist, rescue. As part of their study of the World War II Holocaust, class members research citizens who chose to actively oppose Hitler and the Nazi party.
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Reconstruction and the Changing South

For Teachers 9th - 12th
An amazing resource, with images, rich text, and working hyperlinks. It covers one of America's most horrible crimes against humanity, slavery. Thankfully a change took place during the Reconstruction Era. Learn about the laws, key...
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Munich: Peace in Our Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the Munich Agreement. In this World War II instructional activity, students analyze the agreement made among Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. High schoolers discuss the strengths and weaknesses of...
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MacArthur and the Revision of Japanese Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the changes in the economy of Japan since World War II. In this Japanese society lesson, students research the impact of World War II on Japan.
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Investigating Past and Present: A Look at The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students compare the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the war crimes of WWII. In this lesson on Human Rights, students evaluate the causes of WWII, war crimes, and determine whether the outcome might have been different otherwise.
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Genocide in Darfur: Darfur Eyewitness Teacher Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The events of the Holocaust in World War II would never happen again, right? Scholars research the current genocide taking place in Darfur. Using video and Holocaust Reading Passages, they analyze the horror of this forgotten part of the...
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Anne Frank in the World

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students read the Journal of Anne Frank. Students contact the local library to find out if the library has any information such as clippings and information on fascism and racism. They will also study the Second World War to obtain...
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Raids and Arrests of Enemy Aliens

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Student read background summary information and debate how much control did the government require to keep the nation safe. They research how World War II restrictions on enemy lines were enforced and how it related to the U.S....
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What is Justice After Genocide?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the meaning and implications of genocide. In this human rights lesson plan, students investigate the Aremenian genocide that took place in Turkey and the subsequent trials of the leader of the genocide held by the...
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Land of the Rising Guns?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners discuss the decision after World War II of Japan's to follow a policy of pacifism. After reading an article, they identify the ways Japan is strengthening its military. They watch a video to discover how their Constitution was...
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Wartime and the Bill of Rights: The Korematsu Case

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders work together in groups to examine the discrimation Japanese Americans felt after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Using primary source documents, they analyze and discuss the case of Fred Korematsu who was placed in an...
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A Lesson on Reconstruction Legislation and Amendments

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study the legislation and Amendments of Reconstruction period in America. In this Reconstruction activity, students work in groups to dissect the Black Codes, an article in the US Constitution, as well as the 13th, 14th, and...
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High Crimes and Misdemeanors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students gather information about the meaning and process of impeachment through reading and discussion.  Next, students role play hypothetical cases.
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Mock Tribunal in Action

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students role-play as members of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They participate as members of the prosecution, defense, and other parties involved with the trial of alleged war criminals.
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Art and Patriotic Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art forms, especially government-sponsored "poster art", very effectively conveyed specific cultural values during World War II. Understanding the role that visual images play in expressing issues and ideas is critical to developing...
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Lessons from the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Connect global examples of attempted genocide with a well-designed social studies lesson. It includes an excellent informational text with background information on the Holocaust, as well as worksheets, book report guidelines, and...
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Germany: Nazi Dictatorship

For Students 10th - 12th
In this Nazi dictatorship worksheet, students read a 7-page selection about German history and then respond to 4 multiple choice questions about Nazi rule.
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The Influence of James Nachtwey on the Field of Photojournalism

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the work of James Nachtwey. For this photojournalism lesson, students discover the elements of photojournalism as they examine photographs from James Nachtwey regarding Afghanistan, AIDS, Deeds of War, Romania, Bosnia,...
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Letters from the Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of Japanese internment. In this Japanese internment lesson, students examine primary sources that enable them to discover what internment camp life was like and its implications, Students write their own...
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"Lista Negra-The Black Lists"

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students review the history and political motivation behind the U.S. adoption of the Monroe Doctrine and how national security measures collide with the issues of due process and human rights during times of war. They learn about how the...
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Writing Police Reports: Emergency!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice writing emergency reports. In this emergency reports lesson, students participate in a visit from a police officer or emergency technician. Students then write a historical report based on the fictional account the...
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Child Soldiers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the military recruitment that exists in many foreign countries. They research the occurrence of using children in the military and its social implications. For research the lesson contains a great variety of...
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Writing Police Reports

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners discover police procedures by filling out crime reports.  In this government activity, students discuss the benefits of historical reports pertaining to criminals and victims.  Learners listen to an officer of the law speak in...
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An Issue of Loyalty: Exploring the Treatment of Japanese Americans During World War II

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students consider the meaning of loyalty. They explore the history of Japanese in the United States. and consider the meaning of citizenship. They create a presentation for the class. It can be a poster, Power Point or other...
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Agamemnon Questions for Study

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Aeschylus's Agamemnon. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Genocide: Past & Present

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners visit the Holocaust Musuem through an interactive program. They examine Hitler's Final Solution and where concentration camps were located. They analyze how the situations in Auschwitz are similiar to Darfur.
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What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen?

For Students 9th - 12th
Who was Joseph McCarthy and why is his name synonymous with witch hunts? What were the factors that permitted the political repression of the 1950s to flourish? Could the same thing happen today? An intriguing video traces the rise and...
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Learning Social Values Through Art

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine how artists can be influential in shaping human values, discuss how art addresses social and global issues such as poverty, starvation, crime, and discrimination, research specific artist and his/her social philosophy,...
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The Legal Challenge of Human Rights Protection

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students identify the types and extent of human rights violations that occurred in El Salvador . They will also analyze the various laws and statutes that dictate the processes to protect and punish war crimes and human rights...
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Examining The Doctrine of Command Responsibility

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students identify the elements of the Doctrine of Command Responsibility and assess the law's application in the Ford v. Garcia case. Evaluate the law's viability in trying international war crimes.
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Agamemnon Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 5 short answer and essay questions based on Agamemnon by Aeschylus.
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U.S. Immigration Policy and Hitler's Holocaust

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students read about immigration to the U.S. during the Holocaust. In this immigration instructional activity, students write answers to discussion questions. Students role play members of the 1951 U.N. conference and create guidelines...
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How Do I Fit In?

For Students 6th - 8th
Explore Gabriel and Aleul's journey to blend into American culture while dealing with prejudice and misconceptions. Learners examine the concepts of tolerance and assimilation with role-play scenarios, worksheets, and class discussions. 
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Respecting Diversity- The Road to Tolerance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use a graphic organizer to find similarities and differences in three religions. In this prejudice lesson plan, students understand the events leading up to the holocaust. Students understand that people who respected diversity...
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Secret Services

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine news about an espionage case. They work in small groups to research espionage and spy trials of the Cold War era. Students create oral presentations detailing presentations in specific cases.
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Anna's Dilemma

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read a scenerio about people who lived in Germany during Nazi rule. As a class, they discuss the situations the character finds herself in and identify her responsiblities to her family. They answer discussion questions and...
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Religions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study different religions and factions within the religion. They examine the political agenda of religious factions in civil war zones in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. They investigate high crimes against humanity in the name...
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Castro and the Cuban Revolution

For Students 6th
This resource provides a brief video describing key figures and events that were involved in the Cuban Revolution.
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What Events Led to Lincoln's Assassination?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use primary and secondary sources to research the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. They identify arguments supporting and opposing the position that Lincoln's assassination could have been prevented and write a report...
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International Aid and Fragile States

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"States suffering from internal conflict, weak infrastructures, lack of economic development, and general instability are emerging as a large threat to the international security." What factors contribute to the creation of a fragile...
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Agamemnon: Symbols Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, high schoolers respond to 5 multiple choice questions based on symbols in Agamemnon. Students may submit their answers to be scored on this timed quiz.
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What is Terrorism?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Spark what's sure to be an interesting discussion in your classroom by introducing the topic of terrorism. Consider the meaning of the word terrorism and examine the associated connotations with a brief introductory reading. With your...
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Terrorists Strike Heart of London

For Students 4th - 6th
In this English worksheet, students read and complete a variety of exercises associated with the short article, "Terrorists strike heart of London". Students participate with warm-up activities, true/false questions, synonyms and...
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Can Justice Be Taylor-Made?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine and discuss a quotation used as a slogan for Liberia's former president Charles G. Taylor. After reading an article, they consider the allegations against Taylor. In groups, they research a time period of his...
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The Holocaust and other Genocides

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students consider the inhumanity of genocide. In this art analysis lesson, students examine images from genocides, discuss their impressions, and write essays about the indignity of genocide.
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Making a Case

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Start the day by sharing opinions about human rights. Then, read "A Defiant Hussein Pleads Not Guilty to Mass Execution" with your middle and high school class. Your pupils research the specific charges in the case against Saddam...
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Israel and Hamas Agree to Swap Prisoners for Soldier

For Students 9th - 12th
Put a highly topical reading assignment in your learners grasp. They examine an article discussing the trade of Israeli prisoners for a soldier. The article goes into several facets of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and a specific...
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Avoiding Armageddon

For Teachers 9th - 12th
PBS has written a series of lessons on avoiding Armageddon. This is lesson 4 of 5 and focuses on defining terrorism. Upper graders watch episode 3 of "Avoiding Armageddon - The New Face of Terror," read how terrorism is defined by the...
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Nation Building

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ninth graders examine the role of the United States in nation building.  In this World History activity, 9th graders evaluate the role of the United States in building nations in other parts of the world. 
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Teaching The Great Gatsby: A Common Core Close Reading Seminar

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The 41 slides in a professional development seminar model how to use close reading techniques to examine the many layers of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. In addition to passages from the novel, slides provide biographical...
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President Ronald Reagan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
At 69 years old, Ronald Reagan was the oldest man ever to be elected president in the United States. After reviewing a thorough history of Reagan's presidency, pupils read the main pro and con arguments to determine if he was a good...
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Breaking News English: Israel And Hamas Reject Amnesty Report

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Israel And Hamas Reject Amnesty Report," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Benjamin Franklin

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Rather than focusing on Franklin's experiments, this resource presents some of the political contributions of the man called, "The First American."
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A Journalist’s Report: The Better Vision for Black Americans

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After reading a series of primary source documents detailing the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, class members craft newspaper columns assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each man's vision, and present their...
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"Guys vs. Men" by Dave Barry

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Bring essay reading into your classroom with Dave Barry. If you're having trouble engaging your males in particular, this essay, entitled "Guys vs. Men" might prove interesting! After they read the short passages provided, they complete...
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Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Know your rights! A social studies resource features lecture notes and review questions that focus on rights guaranteed to American citizens by Constitutional amendments. Additionally, it connects modern-day issues and court cases to the...
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Civil Rights and Civil Disobedience

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between lawful protest and civil disobedience? Why is the difference important? A 16-slide presentation clearly defines the differences and presents strategies for nonviolent resistance.
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Holding Leaders Responsible

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students research and answer questions about the Nuremberg Trials.
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Nuremberg Remembered: Guilt and Responsibility

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Nuremberg trials. For this Holocaust lesson, students research the Nuremberg trials. They gather primary sources or documents to support their arguments for the charges against people examined in the trials.
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Freedom from Oppression

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate instances of genocide and role play as reporters writing news stories and editorials.
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In the Lead

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners reflect upon questions of guilt and hatred in context of Holocaust, and compare/contrast meaning of loyalty or patriotism during Holocaust and today.
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English Vocabulary Skills: AWL Sublist 9 - Exercise 3a

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive English vocabulary skills learning exercise, students answer 10 matching questions which require them to fill in the blanks in 10 sentences. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Literacy Lesson: Guided Reading

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here is a wonderful lesson designed for learners with special needs. This well-thought-out lesson uses Big Books, familiar stories, and has a lot of review learning built into it. The book, The Keeping Quilt is used in the main part of...
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Personal Narrative Paragraphs: Class Quilt

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Begin this activity by asking third graders to bring from home pieces of cloth that represent something important to them. (Have extras for students who need them.) They reflect on important events in their lives, compose narrative...
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How to Write an Essay: Secondary ed.

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Whether introducing the structure of expository essays or reviewing the format with your high schoolers, take the time to check out this resource. Examples of seven common forms of introductory paragraphs and six types of conclusions, as...
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What are the 13th,14th, and 15th Amendments?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments are outlined in this PowerPoint. Each amendment is noted on its own slide, with a summary of its purpose and important sections of the actual document. Tip: Have students choose an amendment and write...
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Analogy Practice Worksheet

For Students 7th - 11th
Clarify word relationships and practice working with synonyms and antonyms by administering an extensive worksheet. Class members determine the relationship between words and complete a series of analogies. Before assigning these...
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The American Revolution (1754–1781)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the American Revolution. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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John F. Kennedy

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz instructional activity, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about John F. Kennedy. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Gone with the Wind Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 8th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Number the Stars Quiz

For Students 5th - 10th
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Lois Lowry's Number the Stars. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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A Farewell to Arms Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Hemingway's a Farewell to Arms. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Acting Out with Shakespeare

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discuss and act out scenes from Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. In this Titus Andronicus lesson, students relate violence in movies and video games to violence in Shakespeare's plays.  Students discuss an outline of the play and...
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 12 multiple choice questions based on Things Fall Apart. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Shooting Civilians

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine world conflict issues. In this global conflict lesson, students listen to a story that puts them in the shoes of an army soldier ordered to shoot civilians. Students discuss the plight of the soldier and discuss the...
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Napoleonic Europe (1799-1815)

For Students 6th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Direct Quotations and Dialogue

For Students 6th - 9th
In this direct quotations and dialogue worksheet, students review guidelines for the use of quotation marks. Students examine 15 sentences and insert quotation marks where they are needed.
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Prefixes: Various Types

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this prefixes instructional activity, students fill in the blanks to sentences with words with prefixes of various types. Students complete 10 sentences.
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The Bill of Rights

For Students 6th - 10th
In this Bill of Rights activity, students read a 1-page article that outlines the first 10 amendments and then respond to 12 short answer questions.
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Lord of the Flies Introduction

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders, as an introduction to a unit on The Lord of the Flies, participate in an activity in which they demonstrate how good people can do things that they know are wrong. They discuss peer pressure and "why good people do bad...
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Compare and Contrast

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students analyze criteria and create a compare and contrast chart.
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AFGHANISTAN IN RUINS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the meaning of the term global interdependence, why rich countries help poorer countries, and match types of international aid to their scenarios.
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Lining Up!

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars use an army chant to line up at the door before class is over. They learn the difference between talking and singing voices. This activity focuses the students on a single activity and shifts their focus to something fun...
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ESL Holiday Lessons: Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

For Students 6th - 10th
To practice their emerging language skills, English Learners read an article, "Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking." They complete six matching questions, 29 fill-in-the-blanks, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble...
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Constitutional Resources

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students survey information on the Constitution. In these history lessons, students explore the founding principle's of the United States.
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For Whom The Bell Tolls Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Included here are three short study questions and five essay topics for the novel For Whom The Bell Tolls. Consider using these in an upcoming final assessment, but also remember that many high schoolers use Sparknotes to prepare for...
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The Great Gatsby: Arts and Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reading the first 21 pages of The Great Gatsby, class members listen to an audio discussion of the culture of the 1920s and Jazz Age music recordings. Individuals then craft a a one-page critique of whether Fitzgerald's depiction...
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Teaching the 9/11 Anniversary

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here is a lesson on terrorism and 9/11. While outdated, it could be easily revised for today's teens. It includes targeted vocabulary, a background information activity, critical thinking questions, and step-by-step procedures for...
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Passive Forms

For Students 10th - 11th
First, scholars change English verbs from active to passive. Then they translate Latin verb forms and sentences into English. A great activity for scholars to work with translating. 
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Radovan Karadzic

For Students 4th - 8th
In this famous leaders worksheet, students read a passage about Radovan Karadzic and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches,...
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From the Right to Intervene to the Responsibility to Protect

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine humanitarian work and how it has evolved.  In this humanitarian lesson students complete an in class activity then discuss their findings.
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Reich On? Maybe Not...

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Young scholars analyze the economic impact on social structures as demonstrated by a role-play activity. They compare and contrast the characteristics of the political systems during WWII and investigate the causes of the Holocaust and...
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Another Perspective on Modern Civilization

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider the impact of current issues on the world population. In this global studies lesson, students discuss the pros and cons of modernization after they listen to a lecture about Gandhi's opinion of modern civilization....
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Celebrating Independence

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils use the Internet to discover information about Independence Hall. They examine the effort to preserve the building for further generations and a history of other sights in Philadelphia.
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Breaking News English: Britain to Pardon 306 WWI Veterans

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Britain to Pardon 306 WWI Veterans," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Richard III by William Shakespeare

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension instructional activity, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about Shakespeare's Richard III. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Afghanistan in ruins

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students think about and internalize how they would help to rebuild a country. They study the meaning of global interdependence and why rich countries help poor countries. They also explore different types of international aid and...
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Toilet Paper

For Students 6th - 8th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 4-paragraph article titled "Toilet Paper" and respond to 8 multiple choice questions and 7 short answer questions.
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What Events Led to Lincoln's Assassination?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  In this American history lesson, 4th graders conduct research, share their findings, and write a report about the events leading up to the death of President Lincoln.  To...
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Intermediate Synonyms and Antonyms #9

For Students 4th - 5th
In this synonyms and antonyms worksheet, learners choose the best synonym for the first 6 words and the best antonym for the next 6 words.
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Go Ask Alice Quiz

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Go Ask Alice. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Downloading Trouble

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore the meaning of piracy.  In this technology lesson plan, students discuss the economic and social repercussions of DVD and CD piracy, then further their knowledge by completing on-line research on the topic.  Several...
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Diary of a Young Girl Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Last of the Mohicans

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. Students may check some of their answers online.
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The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions about The Last of the Mohicans. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Inferno

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Dante's Inferno. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Johnny Got His Gun

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to twenty-five multiple choice questions about Dalton Trumbo's novel, Johnny Got His Gun. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Oliver Cromwell

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 46 multiple choice questions about Oliver Cromwell. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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the International Criminal Court's History And Uses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze and come to explain the history behind the formation of the International Criminal Court, along with the recent controversy facing the Court; and current crises that warrant the Court's attention.
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Bill of Rights Day

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine and identify the values and purposes of the Bill of Rights. They complete a class KWL chart, participate in a class jigsaw activity, write and illustrate a book about the first ten amendments, participate in a mock...
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Movie Genres

For Students 7th - 11th
In this grammar learning exercise, learners match twelve movie genres with their appropriate definitions and examples from two answer banks and then translate the titles into Chinese. Students answer six questions regarding personal...
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The Gullah People of the Sea Islands

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the lives of the Gullah-Geechee people. In this unique cultures instructional activity, 8th graders explore music, language, and slavery of the Gullah-Geechee people from the southern low-country in the United...
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Cold Mountain Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer and essay questions about Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Bill of Rights Day (December 15th)

For Teachers 4th - 6th
On December 15, 1791, the ratification of the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the UnitedStates of American by three-quarters of the states took place. These were subsequently incorporated into the Constitution and became...
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A Visit to Vietnam

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students complete webquest to research Vietnam. They use a map to locate Vietnam. They research the climate, flora, fauna and tourism.
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The Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this social studies worksheet, students read the story of the Holocaust and focus upon the outcome for the survivors. The students could write a summary.
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Archaeology For Kids Quiz 101

For Students 4th - 6th
In this archaeology for kids quiz 101 worksheet, students interactively answer 12 multiple choice questions as part of an online magazine, then click to check their answers.
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Dr. Zhivago Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, learners respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Treason and Trials - Aaron Burr

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Constitutional definition of treason and research the case of Aaron Burr as first interpreted in 1807. They consider how Burr's case relates to the case of John Walker Lindh.
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ESL Adverbs of Degree and Reason- Likes and Habits

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this ESL adverbs of degree and reason worksheet, students answer questions about books and films they like using the given format. They tell how much they like them by using comparisons. They describe the games and hobbies, and sort...
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Japanese American Baseball in the Camps

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study Japanese American internment camps. In this American history lesson, students compare and contrast the camp internees' experiences with with team sports-related challenges students have encountered. Students discuss team...
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Bioethics of Eugenics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils research and discuss the ethical aspects of Nazi racial ideology, including sterilization, marriage prohibitions, and euthanasia. They develop codes of ethics regarding reproductive rights, euthanasia, and the death penalty.
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Theatre

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, in groups, explore how to devise theatre and produce a polished piece to perform in front of an audience.
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New words in the dictionary

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Learners examine how language evolves. They discover that language reflects changes in society. Students guess the meaning of words. In a group activity, learners become wordsmiths by inventing new words. Students devise alternative...
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Creating an Ethnic Student Newspaper

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the role of the Black Press. In this African American history lesson, students watch segments of a video titled, " Too Long to Have Others Spoken for Us." Students respond to discussion questions regarding each of the...
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From the Classroom to the Ballot Box

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Young scholars examine British voting rights. In this current events lesson, students listen to a lecture about the proposal to drop the British voting age to 16. Young scholars create and distribute surveys about the proposal and debate...
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What Did You Learn in School Today

For Students 4th - 8th
In this songs worksheet, learners listen and read the song What did you learn in school today by Tim Paxton and fill in the blanks to lyrics. Students complete 7 lyrics total.
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Sayings Quiz: Modern

For Students 6th - 7th
In this sayings quiz worksheet, students will read the example sayings used in each sentence. Students will select the best answer to complete the 10 online exercises.
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Dictation: Violence

For Teachers 5th - 7th
In this dictation worksheet about violence, students take dictation from a passage about violence.
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the Rights of Detainees At Guantanamo Bay

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the legal issues involved in the case of the detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay and surrounding the existence of the base itself. They explain the clash between civil liberties and national security during wartime.
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Street Children - A Topical Lesson Plan From Learn.co.uk

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore poverty-related issues, use research, discussion and class work to further understanding of situations in developing countries, and discuss and compare Students own school life with that of children in developing...
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Letters from the Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students make deductions about life in an internment camp by reading and comparing letters written to Clara Breed. Along the way, they consider the advantages of looking at a historical event from the multiple points of view of...
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Vocabulary Multiple Choice Worksheet 10

For Teachers 6th - 7th
In this ESL vocabulary worksheet, students read 10 sentences that have words omitted. Students analyze the 4 similar choices given and select the word that best completes each sentence.
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Pinochet Indicted for Murder

For Students Higher Ed
In this ESL learning exercise, students read the given article and its presented vocabulary throughout.  Students respond to 51 short answer, matching, true/false, and fill in the blank questions.    

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