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Lesson Plans (9) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (4) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
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Subject: Social Studies (7 - 12)
Title: America’s Family Reunion – A Patriotic Celebration of Veterans
Description: Students will gain an understanding of the significance and meaning of National Veterans Day, the unique founder of the organization and the history created in Birmingham, Alabama for veterans across America.  Students will recognize the contributions of ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things by practicing the character education traits of America’s veterans. Specifically lesson activities will focus on citizenship, patriotism, courage, loyalty and respect for others.  The lesson will culminate with students conducting a class or school assembly, a recognition program, or an event for their school honoring veterans in their community. 


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Subject: Social Studies (9 - 11)
Title: Mock Treaty of Versailles
Description: This project is designed to conclude a World War I Unit. In this unit, students will have examined the causes, events, and consequences of World War One.  After investigating the causes  and events of the war, students will participate as delegates  to a mock Treaty of Versailles. In the mock Treaty, students will be divided into collaborative groups and will be assigned roles within these groups.  The group as a whole will be assigned the role of a country that was integral to the negotiation of the the actual treaty. 


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Subject: Social Studies (9), or Technology Education (K - 5)
Title: Passport to the Great Wars
Description: In this unit plan students will be examining the causes, events, and consequences of the First World War. To launch this project students will be create passports that they will use throughout this unit and in the World War II unit. The content for this unit is taught via a layered curriculum document (attached). During the course of this project students may earn passport stamps by mastering content objectives (quizzes, tests, standards based assessments) and completing layered curriculum products (front page news articles, trench diagrams, personalities brainflips cards, quizlet vocabulary, etc.). After examining the causes and events of the war, students will  participate in a mock Treaty of Versailles (see ALEX Lesson Plan ID: 31048). Lastly, students will compose a five paragraph essay and answer the unit  Driving Question. 


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Subject: Social Studies (9 - 11)
Title: From the Trenches WWI
Description: Students will experience what life was like for many soldiers during World War I by studying Trench Warfare. They will gain this understanding through pictures, first person audio accounts, and reading poetry from the war. Students will then put themselves in the shoes of the soldiers by writing a letter home to a loved one or a Dear Diary entry.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Debate in the United States over the League of Nations: Five Camps -- From Voices of Consent to Voices of Dissent     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students describe President Wilson's role in creating the League of Nations. They also discuss opposition to the League in America.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: United States Entry into World War I: Two Diametrically Opposed Views     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students reconsider the events leading to U.S. involvement in World War I through the lens of archival documents. Students create a hypothesis for U.S. entry into the war, supported by specific evidence.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Great War: Evaluating the Treaty of Versailles     
Description: In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students study a variety of primary sources, maps, and supporting documents concerning the post-World War I peace process. They develop a context for evaluating whether the Treaty of Versailles was a viable, fair one, and consider some of the complex questions this issue raises about the historical causality and responsibility. The lesson fits within a larger unit on World War I, and some prior knowledge of the causes and events of the war is assumed.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Debate in the United States over the League of Nations: League of Nations Basics     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, students describe President Woodrow Wilson's role in creating the League of Nations. They come to understand the basic issues covered in Wilson's Fourteen Points, and compare those with the tenets in the Covenant of the League of Nations.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: U.S. Imperialism:
Digital Tool: ThingLink
Digital Tool Description: The image resource is an annotated ThingLink image that has embedded information and questions relating to the analysis of the political cartoon "School Begins". ThingLink allows a user to take an image to augment it by adding a layer of annotations "over" the image. Annotations can include videos, links, and user created text. Students will hover over the images at "touch points" where information is embedded such as questions and information about the political cartoon. This information will be used to analyze the political carton.


ALEX Podcasts


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Causes of World War I
Overview:
This podcast identifies the five causes of World War I.  Using the word MANIA, students will be able to easily remember the causes of World War I.


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Lesson Plans


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To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective
http://www.loc.gov/t...
Students gain a sense of the living history that surrounds the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Through studying primary source materials from American Memory and other online resources, students of all backgrounds may better grasp how historical events and human forces have shaped relationships between black and white, and rich and poor cultures of our country. This unit guides students on a journey through the Depression Era in the 1930s. Activities familiarize the students with Southern experiences through the study of the novel and African American experiences through the examination of primary sources.

Thinkfinity Informational Materials


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Subject: Mathematics,Social Studies,Geography
Title: China Historical GIS     
Description: A database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 222 BCE and 1911 CE. CHGIS provides a base GIS platform for researchers to use in spatial analysis, temporal statistical modeling, and representation of selected historical units as digital maps.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: C1,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: First World War.Com     
Description: This EDSITEment-reviewed Web site provides extensive resources on World War I. Users can find an online encyclopedia, a daily calendar of key events in the war, a year-by-year timeline, maps, diaries, propaganda posters, prose and poetry, archive recordings, historic photographs and much more.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: C1,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts,Language Arts,Mathematics,Science,Social Studies,Geography
Title: The Internet Public Library      
Description: The Internet Public Library, and EDSITEment-reviewed Blue Ribbon resource, offers a collection of online resources in a variety of subject areas. IPL provides dictionaries, atlases, other basic reference resources, online exhibits, texts of classic literature, links to newspapers and serials, and other resources for both adults and children. IPL also offers two ask-a-librarian services, where users can submit questions via e-mail on virtually any topic.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Social Studies
Title: The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Homepage     
Description: Americans have gone to war to win their independence, expand their national boundaries, define their freedoms, and defend their interests around the globe. This exhibition, from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, examines how wars have shaped the nations history and transformed American society. Students will learn about American military history through the use of an interactive timeline, brief movies, and objects from the museum's vast collections. Also included are a collection search, an interactive game and learning resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Thinkfinity Interactive Games


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Subject: science, social studies
Title: Europe MapMaker Kit     
Description: MapMaker Kit. Download, print, and assemble maps of Europe in a variety of sizes. The mega map occupies a large wall, or can be used on the floor. It is made up of 112 pieces; download rows 1-8 for the full map. The tabletop size is made up of 12 pieces and is good for small group work.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: C1,12



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