Examine different terrorist activities around the world- determine if they are domestic or international.
Chart different examples of genocide on a world map.
Examine one example of genocide using the eight stages of genocide (e.g. Holocaust/Cambodia/Rwanda).
Connect population growth to effects on the environment through a web- more people means more housing which leads to less habitat for animals, etc….
Determine what the most important environmental issue is facing the world today through a debate carousel, have students take different points of view- (e.g. What if you had no access to freshwater? What if you were the president of an oil company?) https://balancedtech.wikispaces.com/Template+-+Debate+Team+Carousel
What is Genocide http://www.history.com/topics/what-is-genocide
World of 7 Billion: A Project of Population Education http://www.worldof7billion.org/teacher_resources
War and Terrorism http://www.socialstudies.org/resources/moments
Learning from the Challenges of Our Times http://www.state.nj.us/education/holocaust/911/k12curr.pdf
The Genocide Teaching Project http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/rwanda/lesson.cfm
Students conduct historical research that incorporates information literacy skills such as forming appropriate research questions; evaluating information by determining accuracy, relevance and comprehensiveness; interpreting a variety of primary and secondary sources; and presenting their findings with documentation.
CONSULT THE CONTENT AREA LITERACY STANDARDS FOR HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES FOR STANDARD 7
Chronological Thinking, Analysis and Interpretation, Research, Issues-Analysis and Decision-Making
WH.7.1 Identify patterns of historical change and duration and construct a representation that illustrates continuity and change.
Students can identify and explain the key patterns of change and continuity throughout history.
Guidelines for Source Analysis, http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=17&ved=0CF4QFjAGOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline-history.org%2Fstd-docs%2FGuidelines-for-Source-Analysis.doc&ei=ae0-U4T1H6me2wW6hIC4DQ&usg=AFQjCNE_bdkxLeBuzcl9rTSvNxLngJfQ5g&sig2=V3xN-89UIzYT8Ve9DprqKA
Library of Congress: Teacher’s Guides and Analysis Tool, http://www.loc.gov/teachers/usingprimarysources/guides.html
Research-Based Lesson: Cause and Effect, https://www.polk-fl.net/staff/teachers/reading/documents/JanuaryFOCUSCalendarHighSchool.pdf
WH.7.4 Explain issues and problems of the past by analyzing various interests and viewpoints of the participants involved.
Students can identify the different ways that people view events and why they have that particular viewpoint.
Ways to include this throughout the curriculum:
Role-play different historical situations (particularly useful for situations involving different social classes) from multiple perspectives. Have students say what they would do if they were a particular person and why they would choose that option.
Analysis historical incidents from the viewpoint of the different people involved and WHY they would have those view of the event.
Have students complete Document Based Question essays which analyze an author’s POV (why they would have this view at this time).
How Opinions Become History, https://www.teachervision.com/human-relations/resource/6856.html
Reading Like a Historian: Sourcing, https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/reading-like-a-historian-sourcing
Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization, https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/reading-like-a-historian-contextualization
Reading Like a Historian: Corrobation, https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/reading-like-a-historian-corroboration
Reading Like a Historian: Re-Assessing Reliability, https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teaching-students-to-reassess-reliability
Teaching Students to Interpret Documents, https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/december-2004/teaching-students-to-interpret-documents
Skills for a Successful World History Experience: POV, http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=23&ved=0CDwQFjACOBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myteacherpages.com%2Fwebpages%2FAYi%2Ffiles%2Fmonica bond-lamberty%27s pov lesson.ppt&ei=3Pk-U9GVO8mr2QXAi4G4Cg&usg=AFQjCNHPIB2M90zrYOMDXkoYfJCAXlx0HQ&sig2=z7VWKG1CL2v_VXTJ1mjOrQ&bvm=bv.64125504,d.b2I