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Lesson Plans World History II 13a

Lesson Plans World History II 13a: Beginning of the Cold War

Standard WH II: The student will demonstrate knowledge of major events in the second half of the twentieth century by

Objectives: Explaining key events of the Cold War, including the competition between the American and Soviet economic and political systems and the causes of the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Note: I tend to break SOL 13a into two parts. One part is on the causes of the Cold War. The other is on the causes of the Cold War ending.

Lesson Plans
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects.

Essential Knowledge:

Beginning of the Cold War (1945– 1948)
• The Yalta Conference and the Soviet control of Eastern Europe
• Rivalry between the United States and the U.S.S.R.
• Democracy and the free enterprise system vs. dictatorship and communism
• President Truman and the Policy of Containment
• Eastern Europe: Soviet satellite nations, the Iron Curtain

Activities that Support Lesson Plans

Communism vs Capitalism Analysis: Students may read a comparison between Communism and Capitalism and then answer questions.

What Caused the Cold War Inquiry Method: A set of 12 documents. I normally assign students to a group and then using a carousal format, rotate around the room stopping at each station and completing the questions.

What Caused the Cold War Type 2 Data Set Analysis: Student worksheet with questions.

What Caused the Cold War PowerPoint: Introduction PowerPoint, complete with answers.

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Lesson Plan World History SOL 12b Holocaust

Lesson Plan World History SOL 12b Holocaust:

Standards SOL 12a: The student will demonstrate knowledge of the worldwide impact of World War II by

Objective: Examining the Holocaust and other examples of genocide in the twentieth century.

Essential Knowledge:

• Genocide: The systematic and purposeful destruction of a racial, political, religious, or cultural group
• Totalitarianism combined with nationalism
• History of anti-Semitism
• Defeat in World War I and economic depression blamed on German Jews
• Hitler’s belief in the master race
• Final solution: Extermination camps, gas chambers
Other examples of genocide
• Armenians by leaders of the Ottoman Empire
• Peasants, government and military leaders, and members of the elite in the Soviet Union by Joseph Stalin
• Artists, technicians, former government officials, monks, minorities, and other educated individuals by Pol Pot in Cambodia
• Tutsi minority by Hutu in Rwanda

Activities that support lesson plan:

Diary of Anne Frank and Night excerpts : Anne Frank and Night reading excerpts

Night Reading: Night reading excerpts

Auschwitz: If you Cried you Died Support materials for the video Auschwitz: If you Cried you Died.

If you Cried You Died Teacher’s Guide: Teacher’s guide for If you Cried you Died.

Genocide Map Label and color code the locations of different genocides.

Genocide Video Viewing Viewing Guide for use with Global Issues: Genocide video

Holocaust Webquest Students analyze different websites. Earphones required for audio sources.

One Survivor Remembers: Documents that go with Gerda Weissmann’s story.

Greda Weissmann Intro Introduction Powerpoint

Holocaust Primary Documents Chart for students to analyze Gerda Weissmann’s documents

One Survivor Remembers Primary Documents Handouts Handouts for students to analyze and complete chart.

One Survivor Remembers Gerda Weissmann’s Interview Interview with Gerda Weissmann

OSR Guide 2010 final One Survivor Remembers Teacher’s Guide

One Survivor Remembers Viewing Guide Video Viewing Guide for One Survivor Remembers.

You can view the Gerda Weissmann’s Story Here:

You can visit One Survivor Remembers Website at Teaching Tolerance


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Lesson Plans World History II SOL 12a

Lesson Plans World History II SOL 12a: Start of World War II, Events, Leaders

Standard: SOL 12a The student will demonstrate knowledge of the worldwide impact of World War II

Objective: explain economic and political causes, describing major events, and identifying leaders of the war, with emphasis on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Hideki Tojo, and Hirohito.

Essential Knowledge:
Economic and political causes of World War II
• Aggression by the totalitarian powers of Germany, Italy, Japan
• Nationalism
• Failures of the Treaty of Versailles
• Weakness of the League of Nations
• Appeasement
• Tendencies towards isolationism and pacifism in Europe and the United States

Major events of the war (1939–1945)
• German invasion of Poland
• Fall of France
• Battle of Britain
• German invasion of the Soviet Union
• Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
• D-Day (Allied invasion of Europe)
• Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Major leaders of the war
• Franklin D. Roosevelt: U.S. president
• Harry Truman: U.S. president after death of President Roosevelt
• Dwight D. Eisenhower: Allied commander in Europe
• Douglas MacArthur: U.S. general
• George C. Marshall: U.S. general
• Winston Churchill: British prime minister
• Joseph Stalin: Soviet dictator
• Adolf Hitler: Nazi dictator of Germany
• Hideki Tojo: Japanese general
• Hirohito: Emperor of Japan

Activities that Support Lesson Plans

Can Hitler Be Trusted? Munich Conference: Appeasement Analysis
D-Day Worksheets: D-Day Landing Reading
D-Day Primary Source Readings: Primary Source reading analysis
Winston Churchill Speech 1940: Battle of Britain Winston Churchill Speech
SPR Video Permission Form: Permission slip for Saving Private Ryan
Truman and the Bomb: Truman and the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb Reading
Atomic Bomb Primary Source Readings : Students read a selection of Primary sources and answer questions
Dropping the Atom Bomb :Students answer questions about dropping the bomb
Atom Bomb Reading: Powerpoint with Teacher’s Answers about dropping the bomb
WWII Pacific Map : Map and reading analysis activity of Fighting in the Pacific
Battle of Midway in the Pacific World War II: Worksheet and analysis on Battle of Midway
WW2 Video Schlessinger Media: Video Questions for use with the World War II vide0 on Schlessinger Media.
WW2 Event Timeline : World War II Timeline of the Battles activity.


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Lesson Plans World History II SOL 10c

Lesson Plans World History II SOL 10c: Russian Revolution

Standard WH II: The student will demonstrate knowledge of the worldwide impact of World War I.

Objectives:  Citing causes and consequences of the Russian Revolution.

Lesson Plans:
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects

Essential Knowledge:
Causes of 1917 revolutions
• Defeat in war with Japan in 1905
• Landless peasantry
• Incompetence of Tsar Nicholas II
• Military defeats and high casualties in World War I
Rise of communism
• Bolshevik Revolution and civil war
• Vladimir Lenin’s New Economic Policy
• Joseph Stalin, Lenin’s successor

Activities That Support Lesson Plans

Premium Lesson Plan: Russian Revolution Activity Sheet:  Worksheet containing different activities, cartoon analysis and primary source analysis.
Russian Revolution Unit
: Complete Unit Lesson Plan on Russian Revolution
Russian Rev and InterWar Period and Totalitarian Govt: Complete Unit Lesson plan covering Russian Revolution up to start of World War II.
Russian Revolution Mixer: Role-playing activity where students research a role from the textbook and share answers with fellow students.
Russian Civil War: Analysis of the Russian Civil War
Russia Revolution Cause and Effect: Cause and Effect Analysis
New Economic Policy (NEP): Analysis of Lenin’s New Economic Policy
Fall of the Russian Monarchs Video Questions: Viewing Questions for use with video below.

 

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