World History Lesson Plans

World History
Lesson Plans and Resources

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Collections of World History Lesson Plans
HistorySimulation.com
Engaging and interactive lesson plans. History simulations for the American Civil War, Imperialism, World War One, World War Two, the Cold War, and more!


World History
Lesson plans organized by grade level from Discovery Education.

World History for Us All
An entire curriculum.

Middle School World History and Geography

Free lesson plans, worksheets, activities, Power Points, and notes from a middle school social studies teacher.


World History Lessons
More than 20 lesson plans from the Stanford History Education Group.

A
P World History Course Home Page
Many resources including "lesson plans and teaching strategies from your AP colleagues."

Global Issues
Lesson plans from the N.Y. Times.

World History for Teachers
Scroll down the page to find lesson plans and activities, including many created by Mr. Donn.

World History Lesson Plans
From TeAchnology.

Women in World History Curriculum
Biographies, reviews of classroom resources on women's history, and 7 lesson plans.

World History Resources for Teachers
Teaching World History: An Idea Guide
From Teaching History.

World History Archives
A collection of online documents.

Teach with Movies
Information for creating world history lesson plans using movies and film.

Historyteachers.net
All sorts of resources and information.

High School World History
Resources for students, teachers, and parents.

World History Sources
From George-Mason University

Prehistory Lesson Plans and Resources
Prehistory Internet Links
Links to sites related to the stone age.

The Old Stone Age and The New Stone Age
A 6th-grade lesson plan.

The Caveman Catastrophe
Activities that provide an overview of the development of humans from Time Warp Trio.

Creating a Prehistoric World
A lesson plan using resources from The National Park Service.

Ancient Cliff Dwellers
A lesson plan from Reading a-z.com using this book about the people who inhabited the area that is now Mesa Verde National Park from prehistoric times to the present.

Cave Art: Discovering Prehistoric Humans through Pictures

A K-2 lesson plan from Edsitement.

Prehistoric Native American Lesson Plan: Pottery-Making Methods
A lesson plan for grades 3-12 from the Illinois State Museum.

Pastel and Charcoal Cave Painting
A lesson plan for grades 7-12.

Neanderthal
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from Discovery Education. See also The Life and Culture of  Neanderthal Humans,

Hunting and Gathering: Finding Evidence about Neanderthals,
A lesson plan from the NY Times. See also The Human Spark and Modern Family.


Migration Theories
Lesson ideas and background information regarding the land-bridge and coastal-route theories. For similar lesson plans, go to
Earliest Americans and Their Environments and Theories of migration. For background information, go to Who Were the First Americans?, Jeffers Petroglyph Site, and Lake Agassiz: The Ultimate Fishing Spot?

Fossils and Migration Patterns in Early Hominids
A lesson plan for grades 7-12.

How Did Humans Evolve?
A teacher's guide from PBS.

Human Evolution
A high school lesson plan from Discovery Education examining the evolution of the human species.


What Does It Mean to be Human?
Lesson  plans on human evolution from the Smithsonian.

Prehistoric Climate Change and Why It Matters
A high-quality lesson plan from Smithsonian Education.


Teaching with the Mammoth Mystery
An elementary lesson plan from the Wisconsin Historical Society using an interactive Web site.

"Ardi" Lesson Plan (Ardipithecus Ramidus)
A lesson plan for grades 7-8 that introduces students to the discovery of genus Ardipithecus, and to common terms used when discussing prehistory and early humans.

 


Ancient History Lesson Plans and Resources
Bring Ancient History to Life!
Five lesson plans from Education World.

The Ancient World
Five lesson plans from Thirteen Ed Online.

Ancient History Lesson Plans
Four lesson plans from Time Maps.

Ancient Civilizations Lessons
Lesson plans and more from Pinterest. membership is required to view all content, but it's free.

Mr. Donn's Ancient History
Great source for lesson plans on many topics related to ancient history.

Ancient Times
A K-5 lesson plan from Discovery Education.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Great source containing hundreds of local files as well as links to source texts throughout the net.

Ancient Civilizations Theme Page
Links to resources and lesson plans. Scroll down the page to find the lessons.

Ancient Civilizations Project Lesson Plan
A lesson plan in which students work in small groups to prepare a presentation on key elements of an ancient civilization.

Ancient Mesopotamia
Several lesson plans from The University of Chicago.

Mesopotamia
A unit from Ignite Learning!

Ancient Mesopotamia Unit
For grade 6.

The Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia: Emergence and Evolution
An elaborate lesson plan from EDSITEment.

Power in Ancient Mesopotamia
Am elementary/middle grade lesson plan from the metropolitan Art Museum.

Marvelous Mesopotamia: "The Land of Firsts"
A first-grade lesson plan from Core Knowledge.

Life in Babylonia: The Importance of Trade
A high-quality lesson plan from EDSITEment. See also Hammurabi's Code: What Does It Tell Us About Old Babylonia?

Laws and Government: Hammurabi's Code
A 7th-grade lesson plan from Learn NC.

Ancient Babylonia History Lesson
For grades 5/6.

Ancient Canaan: The Exodus and Babylonia
A middle school lesson plan.

Ancient Persia
A teacher's guide from Kid's Discover.

Ancient Persian Empire for Kids and Teachers
From Mr. Donn.

Classical Greece: Battle of Marathon 490 BCE
A lesson plan for grades 11-12.

Daily Life in Ancient Greece
Learn about life in ancient Greece.

Reflections of Ancient Greece
A K-5 lesson plan from Discovery Education.

300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae: Herodotus' Real Story
A high school lesson plan from Edsitement.

Daily Life in Ancient Rome
Find out what the ancient Romans did all day!

Ancient Rome for Kids and Teachers
From the authors of the above site.

The Roman Empire in the First Century
Eight lesson plans from PBS.

Ancient Rome
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from Discovery Education. See also Rome's Influence for another middle-grade lesson plan.

Ancient China for Kids
More from Mr. Donn.

Six Paths to China
Web-based activities for learning and teaching about ancient China.

Ancient Worlds Workshop: Egypt
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 from National Geographic.  See also Daily Life in Ancient Egypt.

Egyptian Symbols and Figures: Scroll Paintings
A K-2 lesson plan from Edsitement. See also Egyptian Symbols and Figures: Hieroglyphs.

Egypt's Pyramids: Monuments with a Message
Another elementary lesson plan from Edsitement.

The Hidden History of Egypt
A lesson plan fro grades 6-8 from Discovery Education.

Neferchichi's Tomb
Lesson plans and information on ancient Egypt, including a lesson plan on writing with hieroglyphs.

Guardian's Egypt
Take a cyber tour, print a map, learn about the Sphinx, etc.

Indus Valley Geography Civilization
A 9th-grade cooperative learning lesson ancient India. See also Daily Life in Ancient India.

The Story of India
Five lesson plans for AP high school students from PBS. The lessons plans cover ancient to modern times.

Ancient New World Civilizations: The Big Picture
A web-based activity in which students create a timeline and map.

Aztec Mythology
A unit for grades 4-5.

Aztec Codex
A 7th-grade lesson plan in which students learn about and demonstrate an understanding of Aztec culture by making a replica of an Aztec codex.

A Classical Mayan News Report
A high school lesson plan in which students learn about Mayan city-states and what archaeologists can tell us about an ancient civilization. See also Daily Life in the Maya Empire.

Collapse: Why Do Civilizations Fall?
Interesting, activity-based site on the fall of ancient civilizations.

Middle Ages Lesson Plans and Resources
The Middle Ages
Twelve activities from Education world.

The Middle Ages
Several lesson ideas from
Opening Doors to Social Studies With Children's Literature.

Medieval
Eleven lesson plans from the Stanford History Education Group's Reading Like a Historian curriculum.

Dark Ages
One lesson plan from the above source.   

Middle Ages for Teachers
A long list of lesson plans and units from Mr. Donn's pages.

Middle Ages
A K-5 lesson plan from Discovery Education.

Not Everyone Lived in Castles During the Middle Ages
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 from Edsitement.

Europe in the Middle Ages
A unit for the intermediate grades.

Mythical, Magical, Magical Middle Ages . . . Not!
A 4th-grade unit from Core Knowledge. See also Gargoyles, Black Death, and Scary Music, and Feudalism for other 4th-grade units from this organization.

From Medieval Times to Today
A lesson plan for grades K-8 from Discovery Education.

Medieval Life: Squires, Maidens and Peasants
An elaborate 7th-grade unit from Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.  

Medieval Plainchant
A 7th-grade lesson plan in which students learn about the contributions of medieval composer Hildegard of Bingen and about the characteristics of plainchant.

Marker Medieval Tessellations
A middle school lesson plan from the Incredible Art Department.

Where in the World is Camelot?
A high school lesson plan.

Feudalism
A WebQuest.

1066: The Norman Conquest School Site
An online activity complete with worksheets and quizzes.

The Great Schism in the Medieval Church
A high school lesson plan from Hub Pages.

The Crusades
A 7th-grade lesson plan.

East Meets West: Effects of the Crusades
Another 7th-grade lesson plan.
See also Letters from the Crusades.  

The Path of the Black Death
A high school lesson plan. See also Bubonic Plague Role Play (grades 5-7) and Great Plague Key Skills Activity for a lesson plan from the UK.

Black Death - History in Numbers
Not a lesson plan, but an excellent resource that looks at the plague from more of a quantitative perspective.

Be a Viking!
A 3rd-grade unit. Go to Core Knowledge, and scroll down the page for other similar 3rd-grade lessons.

Leif Ericsson (Leif "the Lucky") an Unsung Discoverer
One more 3rd-grade unit from Core Knowledge.

The Vikings: Sea Raiders, Land Raiders
A lesson plan for grades 6-8. See also Viking Discoveries for a high school lesson plan from this same source.

Viking Voyagers: Navigating Online
An Internet-based lesson plan for grades 6-8 from Read-Write-Think.

Vikings Lesson Plans
This site from Vikings Network Ireland does not provide lesson plans as we would write them in the US, but rather offers five sets of information that could be used for lesson planning or as resources for students.  See also BBC-Vikings-Lesson Plans.

Early and Medieval African Kingdoms
A 4th-grade unit.

Medieval China: How to Put Some "Tang" in Your Medieval Dynasties
A 4th-grade lesson plan from Core Knowledge.

Medieval Japan Lesson 1
From the USC US-China  Institute. See also lessons 2, 3, and 4.

On the Road with Marco Polo
An eight-lesson unit for grades 3-5.

Genghis Khan
Information and lesson ideas from National Geographic. See also Mongolian Museum.  


Renaissance Lesson Plans and Resources
The Scientific Revolution: Science & Society from the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenmen
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Many lesson plans for various grade levels from
the History Teaching Institute at The Ohio State University.

The Renaissance: Rebirth of Ideas
A 5th-grade unit.


The Renaissance as a Time Period
An 8th-grade unit.

Writing Styles of the Renaissance
An 8th-grade lesson plan from a unit titled Let's Meet the Renaissance. Access the introduction and other lessons at the top of the lesson plan.

WebQyest on the Renaissance
See also The Renaissance:
A WebQuest on the Time Period and Its Art.

Four Armed Men from the Renaissance
A unit for grades 5-6.

Leonardo da Vinci: Creative Genius

A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from EDSITEment.

Leonardo da Vinci Activity
A multidisciplinary lesson plan for grades 6-8.

Reformation Lesson Plans and Resources
The Ideas and Ideals of Man, From the Renaissance to the Reformation
An extensive unit from The Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. See also The Protestant Reformation and The Catholic Reformation.  

The Reformation
A 7th-grade lesson plan from Western Reserve Public Media.

The Reformation
A 5th-grade unit from Core Knowledge. See also The Refomation: Revolt and Redirection for another 5th-grade unit.

Introduction to the Reformation
A 9th-grade lesson plan.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
A web-based 7th-grade lesson plan on Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the power of images in forming opinions.

Martin Luther
A lesson plan from
the Stanford History Education Group's Reading Like a Historian curriculum.

Simulation of the Trial of Martin Luther
An AP history activity.

Age of Exploration
Land Ho: Early Exploration and Settlement of the Americas
A 1st-grade unit in pdf format. See also Columbus and the Conquistadors.

Columbus Day: Native American Perspective
A lesson plan for 4th/5th grade.

The Discovery of the Americas: A Play About Early Explorers
An elementary-grade lesson plan.

Columbus Day
A reader's theater activity.

1492: An Ongoing Voyage
An on-line exhibit from the Library of Congress. See also Exploration and Explorers for more lesson plans from the Library of Congress.

New World Explorers
Lesson plans and activities from Mr. Donn. Scroll down the page for teacher resources.

What Was Columbus Thinking?
A lesson plan from EDSITEment in which students read excerpts from Columbus's letters and journals, as well as well as recent considerations of his achievements to learn about the motivations behind Columbus's explorations, his reactions to what he found, and the consequences, intended and unintended, of his endeavor. See also
Other Worlds: The Voyage of Columbus.

Explorers
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 focusing on
Dutch, French, Spanish, and English explorations on the east coast of North America during the 1500ís and 1600ís.

Lessons of the Explorers
Lesson ideas and resources from Education World. See also Explore the Explorers Online.

Adventure to the New World
A web-based activity for the middle grades.

Australian Explorers
Learn about the first Europeans to explore Australia.

Vikings in Vinland
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 from the NY Times Learning Network. See also Discovery Channels.

Viking Discoveries
A high school lesson plan from Discovery Education.

Who Really Discovered the Americas?
A 5th-grade lesson plan.

Evaluating the Validity of Information -  Did the Chinese Discover America in 1421?
A lesson plan for grades 6-8.



European History Lesson Plans and Resources
Lesson Plans for AP European History
Ten lesson plans from AP Central.


European History, 1450 - Present
Several lesson plans organized by topic from
the History Teaching Institute at The Ohio State University.

Simulation of the Trial of Martin Luther
An AP history activity, but not from the above site.

Martin Luther
A lesson plan from
the Stanford History Education Group's Reading Like a Historian curriculum.

Where in the World is Camelot?
A high school lesson plan. See also King Arthur's Family Tree for another high school lesson plan using the Internet and King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table for a WebQuest.

The Scientific Revolution: Science & Society from the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenmen
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Many lesson plans for various grade levels from
the History Teaching Institute at The Ohio State University. Scroll up the page for other lesson plans about the Renaissance and Reformation.

Industrial Revolution
An activity-based lesson plan on the Industrial Revolution in England. See also The Industrial Revolution.

The Victorians
From Teaching Ideas. See also Victorian Britain: The Victorians - An Introduction
and A Dickens of a Time: Discovering the Victorian Period.

Victorian Web
The ultimate source for anything and everything Victorian, including history, religion, philosophy, science, and literature.

Witnesses to Joan of Arc and the Hundred Years' War
A high school lesson plan from Edsitement.

Is Freedom Really Free? A Closer Look at the French Revolution
A 6th-grade unit in pdf formant from Core Knowledge.

Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution
A high school lesson plan from PBS.

The French Revolution: "Those who have and those who have not"
A 9th-grade lesson plan from LearnNC.

French Revolution
An Internet-based secondary lesson plan from the History Teaching Institute at Ohio State.

Napeleon Becomes a Man of Destiny
A lesson plan for grades 7-12 using the PBS video.   

Napolean
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from Discovery Education. See also Napoleonic Guide: The Trial of  Napoleon Bonaparte.

July Crisis: Can You Stop the Great War?
An activity-based high school lesson plan on the European events that led to the start of WWI.

Causes of WWI
A 6th-grade lesson plan.

World War I Unit
This 5-lesson high school unit is from the Alabama Department of Archives and History. For more information on World War I, go to World War 1.com, Also take a look at the WWI Document Archive.  

World War I and Its Aftermath
A high school lesson plan from the Discovery Education.

The Great War: Evaluating the Treaty of Versailles
A secondary lesson plan from Edsitement. See also Treaty of Versailles Simulation.

German History - All Facts and Events
A very good resource. See also Who Wants to Be A German Historian? for a German history quiz.

Germany and America in the 20th Century: An Annotated Timeline
An annotated timeline with links to sites providing information on individuals and events of significance to Germany and America during the 20th Century.

Why Did Germans Vote for the Nazi Party?
An lesson plan for grades 7-12. See also
Claiming Responsibility: Understanding the Rise and Popularity of Hitler.


Documents Related to Churchill and FDR
A lesson plan from the National Archives and Records Administration.  

World War II
A high school lesson plan in which students research daily life for women in Britain, the U.S., or Germany during the war.

Victory in Europe, 1944-1945
A high school lesson plan.

The Nuremberg Trials
A lesson plan from the Truman Library. See also Nuremberg Trials Teacher's Guide.


Governmental Philanthropy -  The Marshall Plan.
A high school lesson on efforts to rebuild Europe following World War II. See also George Marshall Exhibit Teaching Activities and Food Today, Freedom Tomorrow.

The Origins of the Cold War: 1945 -1949
Three lesson plans from Edsitement including the Formation of the Western Alliance, 1948-1949.

Berlin Airlift
Eleven lesson plans from the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

60th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift 2008/2009: "Friends Always" Teacher Kit
From the Embassy of the Federal republic of Germany.

The Cold War
A high school unit.

Making the History of 1989: The Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe
Many resources including teaching modules.

From Concrete to Memory: Scrapbooking the Berlin Wall
A lesson plan from the NY Times. See also Chronicle of the Berlin Wall.

Forced to Flee: Famine and Plague
A lesson plan about the Irish Potato famine for grades 6-8. 

Russian Revolution
A high school lesson plan from Discovery Education.

Road to Russian Revolution
Another high school lesson plan from Discovery Education.

The Russian Revolution
Links to resources for Russian history.

Joseph Stalin and the Industrialization of the USSR
Background information, a timeline, and a worksheet.

Russian History Links
Many links.

The Inquisition: Looking into the Human Soul
A great deal of information and teaching activities from the Constitutional Rights Foundation.

Spanish Armada: God Blew and They Were Scattered
A lesson plan based on original documents. See also The Spanish Armada.

Canadian History Lesson Plans
The Canadian Social Studies Super Site
This annotated list of web sites for Canadian social studies teachers should also be useful for U.S. teachers and students.

Historica Canada
Another site with many lesson plans.

Black History Canada
Many lesson plans from Historica Canada.

Canada's History
One more Canadian site with a large collection of lesson plans.
   
Canada: A People's History
Teacher resources for grades 5-9 from the CBC. See also their Elementary School Resources.

Specific Resources for Teaching Canadian History
From the History Education Network.

Teaching Canada
Instructional resources from the University of Maine.

K-12 Study Canada
Teacher-developed curricula including Canadian history lesson plans.

Canadian History from a First Nations Perspective
A unit plan for grade 10. See also
First Nations: Analysing Sources
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Canadian and American Tension
A 7th-grade lesson plan from 1812 History.com about relations between Canada and the U.S. during the War of 1812.


Mexican/Latin American History Lesson Plans

A Classical Mayan News Report
A high school lesson plan in which students learn about Mayan city-states and what archaeologists can tell us about an ancient civilization. See also The Mayan Civilization, Exploring Mayan Mysteries, and Two Ancient Cities.

Maya Empire for Kids -  Daily Life

A great deal of information from Mr. Donn.

The Aztecs - Mighty Warriors of Mexico
A lesson plan for grades 3-5, also from Edsitement.

Colonial Mexico
Great site for information on 19th century Mexico, also from Mr. Donn.

Mexico
Links to lesson plans, games an activiies..

Mexican History Timeline
Annotated timeline with links regarding specific events and individuals. See also History of Mexico for a wealth of information.

Mexican History Lesson: Cinco de Mayo
A lesson plan for grades 3-5. See also Mexican Independence Day for another 3rd to 5th-grade lesson plan.

The Mexican-American War
Lesson plans from USHistorySite.com.

The Monroe Doctrine: President Monroe and the Independence Movement in South America
A high school lesson plan from Edsitement.

Mexican Culture and History through Its Holidays
One lesson plan for grades 6-8 from the above site.

Flags of Latin America
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from Discovery Education.  

Devastation in Haiti
A discussion-based activity complete with readings to help students learn about Haiti's past and present.

Caribbean Migration
Five high school lesson plans.

The Heritage of Cuba and Puerto Rico
A four-lesson unit. See also Puerto Rico . . . Its Land, History, Culture, and Literature and Exploring Cuba's Cultural Heritage.

U.S.-Cuba Relations
A high school lesson plan from Discovery School.

Exile: Cuba and the United States
A lesson plan examining the Cuban revolution and its effects on U.S. - Cuban relations.

The Missiles of October: Cuban Missile Crisis - 1962
A high school lesson plan from Edsitement.

Dividing the Spoils: Portugal and Spain in South America
A secondary unit.

U.S. Hegemony and Latin American History  
A unit examining the i pact of U.S. policy on Latin American countries and their history.

The Struggle for Independence
A 6th-grade unit exploring Latin American revolutionary movements.

Love and Rebellion in Argentina
A lesson plan designed to cover four class periods.

Brazilian Culture through Music
A 5th-grade unit.

Peru History
A KWHL lesson plan. See also Peru lessons.

The Way to Venezuela
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 that
examines Venezuelan culture, politics, history and current events.



African History Lesson Plans
Women in Africa: Tradition and Change
A high school lesson plan from Edsitement.

Empires of Early Africa
A high school lesson plan from Discovery Education. See also The Empires of Africa for a middle-school lesson.

What is Currency? Lessons from Historic Africa
Three lesson plans for grades 3-8.

Lesson Plans For The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Nine lesson plans for middle and high school students. See also The Atlantic Slave Trade, Voyages Slave Trade Lesson Plans, The African Slave Trade, and
Economy vs. Humanity: Exploring the Triangle Trade and The Middle Passage.


Following the Slave Trade Route

Teacher's resources with lesson plans, units, study guides, and research projects. See also Museum of the African Diaspora.

The Wealth of South Africa
An elaborate lesson plan about the British role in South African History. See also Imperial Pursuits and Anglo-Zulu War 1879.

Appreciating Freedom: An End to Apartheid in South Africa
A 2nd-grade lesson plan.

South Africa: The Day the Apartheid Ended
A lesson plan for the primary or intermediate grades.

Remembering Nelson Mandela
Lesson plans from PBS. See also Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela, Lesson Plans on Mandela, and From Rebel to Statesman: Teaching about the Life of Nelson Mandela.

Desmond Tutu
A 6th-grade lesson plan on this famous South African.

Africa: Communicating Values and History through Masks
An early elementary lesson plan in which
students create an African style mask that depicts a value or character trait that is important in their community.

Living Pictures Representing the History of Black Dance
A middle school unit with five lesson plans.


Middle Eastern History Lesson Plans
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
An alphabetical index of their many lesson plans.

Teaching the Middle East
A resource for educators from the University of Chicago offering teaching modules and lesson plans for grades 9-12.

The Golden Age of Islam
One module from the above resource.

Lesson Plan Unit: The Middle East
Many lesson plans from the NY Times.


Exploring the Middle East - Hands-On Approaches
Three lesson plans developed during the 2002 Yale-New Have Teachers Institute.

The Middle East Region: Flags and Facts
A k-2 lesson plan from National Geographic.

The U.S Recognition of the State of Israel
An excellent lesson plan using historical documents available from the National Archives.

Middle East WebQuest
See also Modern Middle East WebQuest.

Peace in the Middle East
A lesson plan from the World Peace Society.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Classroom Simulation
An excellent 7th-grade activity.

Israel and Palestine: Roots of the Conflict
A high school unit.

Iran Hostage Crisis
A high school lesson plan.

Iraq War: 10 Years Later
A high school lesson plan from PBS. See also Iraq Lesson Plans and The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Teaching resources and Essential Questions.

Geography and History of the Arabian Peninsula, and Overview of Islam
An activity from the Islam Project.

Desert Dwellers
A high school lesson plan from Discovery School.

The Arab Spring: One Year On
A lesson plan from The Choices Program. See also Writing about the "Arab Spring" and From Spring to Winter: Explaining the Egypt Elections.

The ISIS Threat: Teaching about the Complex War Raging in Iraq and Syria
Teaching ideas from the NY Times. See also ISIS: A New Threat, ISIS (PBS), and ISIS/ISIL/ Islamic State Resources.

Resources for Teaching the Syrian Refugee Crisis
See also Understanding the Syrian Refugee Crisis, I Am Syria (Teacher's Guide and Toolkit) and Syrian Refugee Choices.


Australia and New Zealand History
AC History Units
Units developed by the History Teachers' Association of Australia.

Denise's Australia Units
Includes units for grades 5 and 6 on early explorers, settlement, inland explores, etc.

Australia
An activity from Glencoe World Geography in which students learn about Australian immigration and diversity.


Australian Aboriginal Art and Storytelling
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 from EDSITEment.

Historical Enquiry - Transportation to Australia
Two lesson plans and a worksheet from the U.K.


Early White Settlement or Invasion of Australia?
A unit for years 5-6.

Australian Explorers
Information suitable for primary-grade students.

New Zealand History Online
Activities for all grade levels from NZ History.

Asian History Lesson Plans and Resources
Feudal Japan and the Geography of Japan
A 5th-grade lesson plan.

Medieval Japan Lesson 1
From the USC US-China  Institute. See also lessons 2, 3, and 4.

Japan: Past and Present
Lesson plans and resources from Mr. Donn.

Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints and the Rise of the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan
A high school lesson plan from Edsitement.

Japanese Modernization and Imperialism 1850 -1907
A lesson plan from the
National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. See their other lesson plans about Japan.

Japan Before and After WWII
Another lesson plan from National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. See also World War II / Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as their many other lesson plans.

History of Japan.
Links to many resources.

Golden Legacy Curriculum
A Chinese historical and cultural project.

Chinese Inventions
An elementary-grade lesson plan.

Following the Great Wall of China
A middle-grade lesson plan from Edsitement.

Medieval China: How to Put Some "Tang" in Your Medieval Dynasties
A 4th-grade lesson plan from Core Knowledge.

The Chinese Communist Revolution
A 9th-grade lesson plan from the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. See their other lesson plans on China.

The Great Leap Forward v S.E.Z's

A lesson plan in which students "study the differences between communism and capitalism through an examination of two famous and very different attempts at economic modernization . . ." See also Mao and the Great Leap Forward.

China's Cultural Revolution

A lesson plan from the Stanford History Education Group. See also Chinese Propaganda During the Cultural Revolution.

Chinese Economic Experiment
A 9th-grade lesson plan from the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. See their other lesson plans on China.

Marco Polo Takes a Trip
A k-2 lesson plan from Edsitement. See also On the Road with Marco Polo for an elementary-grade unit.

Genghis Khan
Information and lesson ideas from National Geographic. See also Mongolian Museum.

In Celebration of the Silk Road
A web-based activity for grade 6. See also Treasures Along the Silk Roads for a secondary lesson.

Trade Along the Silk Roads
An interdisciplinary lesson plan for grades 6-12.

Korean History
Many lesson plans by time period from the Korea Society.

Lesson Plans on Korea
Many lesson plans organized by topic from National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. Scroll down the page to find history lessons.

Picturing Vietnam
A 7th-grade lesson plan
lesson plan "intended to introduce students to Vietnamís geography, climate, culture, history, natural history, arts, economics, and government."

Vietnam War Lesson Plans

Many lesson plans from my U.S. History Page.


Angkor What? Angkor Wat!

A middle school lesson plan in which students learn about Angkor Wat and its place in Cambodian and Southeast Asian history.

Lessons About India
Many lesson plans from the Teach India Project.

The Story of India
Lesson plans from PBS covering ancient to modern times.

India Partition
A lesson plan from the Stanford History Education Group. See their other World History Lessons.

Kashmir in the Crossfire
A lesson plan from the NY Times.

Mohandas Gandhi: The Art of Nonviolence
A high school unit. See also Inspirations from Gandhi.

Lessons of the Indian Epics: Following the Dharma
A high school lesson plan.


 

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