Lesson Plan

The World Wars

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Contemporaneously known as The Great War, World War I had never seen its match on the global stage—until World War II. An engaging set of resources designed to extend a viewing of the History Channel's The World Wars features discussion questions, related primary resource activities, writing assignments, and comprehension questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the vocabulary words as homework before watching videos
  • Add extra primary resources for compare-and-contrast exercises
Classroom Considerations
  • Some prior knowledge of world wars makes the series more effective
  • Includes intricate maps that enhance the resource
  • Great way to build primary source skills
  • Provides activity ideas for group work
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