Starting with the infamous Shot Heard Round The World, American colonists defended the country and ultimately helped the United States become independent from England. These activities will help students understand key events and people in the greater context of the war.
Facilitated by enlightened thinking and the terrible violence in the late 18th century, the French Revolution of 1789 brought major political and social change to France. Learn more with Storyboard That.
Science evolved dramatically during this time period, particularly during the mid 16th century in the Scientific Revolution. Old scientific ideas of the Greeks and Romans were replaced with new concepts based on an empirical approach. Learn more and engage students with lessons and activities with Storyboard That.
During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Russia and China faced a number of internal struggles. Dissatisfaction with leadership and a large, unhappy peasant class created instability in both regions. These activities offer an in-depth understanding of global communism for students. They are designed to help students understand the links between history and our world today.
The War of 1812, sometimes referred to as America’s “second war of independence” or “Mr. Madison’s War”, saw the young nation once again squaring off against the mighty Great Britain. Learn more and engage students with lessons and activities with Storyboard That.
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, European powers set out to develop global empires and their efforts were largely successful. Imperialism reorganized international politics and had a major impact on the development of the global south.
The activities in this lesson plain examine how the aftermath of World War I planted the seeds of conflict that brought about World War II. Students will gain an understanding of the leaders in power at the time, the innovations made to warfare and weaponry, and the global influence of the war.
From 1939 to 1942, Hitler’s German war machine strung together a nearly undefeated campaign throughout Europe. In the time period between 1942 and 1945, the world witnessed some of the bloodiest and deadliest war campaigns in history.