Resources for teaching a high school Grade 8 US History course.

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WWI, Great Depression, WWII, Russian Revolution
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This collection contains resources specific to the post war era, covering topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and cultural movements of the 1960s. (1950s-1970s)
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This collection contains resources covering contemporary issues in politics, economics, and popular culture, specifically covering the rise of America as a foreign policy, economic, and technological superpower, major contemporary wars and terrorism, and modern day cultural topics.   (1980s-present day)
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Civil Society

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Have you ever wondered what the core principles of a free society are? Well, this is the place for you. In this program we’ll explore the 10 fundamental principles for a free and prosperous society hosted and presented by three outstanding faculty: Prof. Peter Jaworski from Georgetown University, Prof. Diana Thomas from Creighton University, and Prof. Christopher Koopman from George Mason University. Each faculty member will present these principles from the economic, philosophical, and legal perspectives and provide real world examples to deepen your understanding.
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This four-lesson curriculum unit will examine the nature of what Winston Churchill called the "Grand Alliance" between the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union in opposition to the aggression of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.The first lesson deals with the formation of the alliance, the second lesson covers the uncertain period from early 1942 through much of 1943, the third lesson covers issues concerning the future of Europe during the final phase of the wartime alliance, and the fourth lesson focuses on two major postwar issues in Asia. 
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6-part video series from the Oprah Winfrey Show where Oprah interviews Elie Wiesel.
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Using WWI, the Great Depression, and WWII as a backdrop, students will determine how catastrophic events can have not only a negative effect, but also a positive effect. Students will also investigate the role that individuals play in world history and how individuals can sometimes have an immense impact both negatively and positively. To transfer their new knowledge, students will research the positive effects, negative effects, and individuals associated with various catastrophic events of the last 40-50 years.Repository CitationRodriguez, Hillary, "Positive Consequences of Catastrophic Events?" (2014). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 276.http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/educ_understandings/276Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.
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In this Economics Made Easy video, we talk about the history from where we started to where we are today, because of the economic boom of wealth in our modern society.
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WWII: War On The Homefront

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WWII was a dramatic, world changing event. How the United States got into WWII will be examined. Students will learn about how WWII affected the United States. Students will also look at how WWII affected different types of peoples here in the United States. by the end of this activity, students will have a greater knowledge of WWII and how it affected the United States homefront. Letters To and From the Homefront Please read some of the letters from this website. After you have explored the website and read multiple letters, create your own letter on paper. Share with a partner. Please be creative and use historical references. The WWII Homefront Please get into groups of 4 and discuss some important events that led up ...
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This "learning pursuit" site though not a WebQuest does give students tasks and resources. It was created for 12th grade IB History students but can be adapted for younger non-IB students. It covers some of the main topics for the European events of WWII.
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A collection of audio and visual clips during WWII and the Japanese Internment Camps. I made this just for fun for one of my classes. These clips range from random video clips, propaganda, and old documentaries of the time during the Japanese Internment Camps. A good collection could be found at archive.org. Note: These films do not show the entire picture of Japanese Internment Camps, nor does it capture the despair and turmoil of the Japanese people.
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WWII: Supporting the War

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The purpose of this IA is to make comparison/contrasts between the advertising and propaganda efforts of the U.S. government and Nazi government during WWII. Also racial issues are addressed. It works with core curriculum Standard 7, Objective 2 and 2a Please use these sites to view posters produced during the World War II Era and follow the instructions below to complete the assignment. German Propaganda Posters from WWII Pick three of the posters listed on this website and compare them with the three U.S. produced posters that you will ...
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