In walking through the warehouse yesterday, I was reminded of one of the first projects I ever worked on for Performance Education: Map & Timeline of World Religions. Not only is it a great addition to your classroom decor, but combined with today’s free lesson plan, it makes for a great overview of the major [...]
From our best selling Toolbook, US History: The Industrial Age. Who were the giants of the industrial revolution. BLOOM – Laissez Faire. Was it good bad or indifferent? Break into pairs. Examine each fact. Using the chart, categorize each fact. When you are finished, play The Bell Game: “Name that Industrial Giant!” Download your free lesson plan now. Please note, these [...]
Identify the location and describe the rise of the Roman Republic, including the importance of such mythical and historical figures as Aeneas, Romulus and Remus, Cincinnatus, Julius Caesar and Cicero. What are the 5 Themes of Ancient Rome’s Geography? Download the free lesson plan. Please note, this lesson will be removed on 6/26/12.
Understanding quotes helps us understand the times.
We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end.
We shall fight in France,
we shall fight on the seas and oceans . . .
Your students can create their own population pyramids. http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/informationGateway.php
It’s the Sweet 16 of The World History Tournament of Champions. Join us in voting to find out which of these “players” (historical figures) had the greatest impact on World History.
While the traditional mid-March arguments arise over UNC vs. Duke or why UCLA will win it all this year, we hope that some debates of a more scholarly nature will occur. We want students, teachers and the general public to vote on the most influential people in world history. Q How does it work? A [...]
Thanks so much to all of you who have sent us emails telling us how great an experience this was for your class last year. If you weren’t able to take part in this last year – trust us, you don’t want to miss out this year. Printable Brackets Will be Available on Monday, March [...]
Theoretically, this lesson should be taught at the beginning of the school year. In practice, it is perfect for November. By now, students are deep into history. And can appreciate both the question and the answers. Why not try this lesson the week of Thanksgiving! It’s a short week – and this makes a great [...]
Yesterday was the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I. On November 11, 1918, World War I came to an end. Both sides declared a ceasefire. Armistice means “ceasefire.” (Months later, a peace treaty was drawn up.) From then on, the U.S. celebrated a national holiday on November 11th. At first, it was [...]
In 1963, it began as a musical in London. In 1969, Sir Richard Attenborough turned it into a film. Starring Maggie Smith and Lawrence Olivier. It features World War I songs: “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary “Pack up Your Troubles” “Keep the Home Fires Burning.” When World War I begins, the songs are happy. [...]
Using maps, games, political cartoons, and YouTube videos, we teach: The Missouri Compromise of 1820 The Compromise of 1850 The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. On the upside, these delayed the Civil War for 40 years. On the downside, they spread slavery to the West! This is an update of our workbook, Growth & Conflict (BZ-4129). [...]
Have your students already run out of gas? Here’s a fun lesson for homework! 1. Photos: Events that changed the world. 2. Videos: Events that changed the world. 3. Time Magazine’s Top 100: Which people and events would YOU choose? Take a look at these FREE lessons!
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So in our previous post and lesson, we saw the horrors of child labor in England, now we must focus on our own sins of the past . . . From our Workbook on the U.S. Industrial Age comes videos to teach the history of child labor in the United States. You don’t have four [...]
What was life like in the mines, mills, and factories? How bad was it for children? Students watch 5 videos on YouTube. Working in groups, they come up with: The Top Ten Reasons why child labor was dreadful. p.s. If the videos don’t make you cry, you ain’t human. Get this free lesson plans for [...]
In these hard times, we wanted to invent a free game to make teachers smile and students laugh. Using these pictures, students play “Name that Event!” The Boston Massacre The Boston Tea Party The Sons of Liberty Paul Revere’s ride Battle of Lexington The British retreat from Concord Battle of Bunker Hill Fort Ticonderoga Declaration [...]
The American Revolution Political cartoons Do you have five hours to search the internet to find political cartoons to explain the causes of the American Revolution? We do! And here they are . . . The Stamp Act, 1765 The Boston Massacre, 1770 The Boston Tea Party, 1773 The Intolerable Acts, 1774 Concord & Lexington, [...]