Contemporary Europe Teacher Resources

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The Evolution of Human Rights in Modern Europe - Document Analysis

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students read and analyze three major documents in European history related to articulation of human rights, noting key principles, identify significant similarities and new concepts, and discuss application to contemporary issues in...
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Pastoralists and Agrarians: Identifying Connections between Historical and Contemporary Migration

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Pastoralists and agrarians, livestock raisers and farmers. Using the conflict in Darfur as a lens, class members investigate the conflicts that arise when these groups are forced to migrate from one area to another.
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Contemporary U.S. History

For Students 8th - 12th
In this contemporary U.S. history worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer questions about 1980's and 1990's American culture and history.
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So, So Surreal Self-Portraits

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students take virtual trip back in time to 1924 when a Dada manifesto sparked the Surrealist movement in Europe and the United States. They explore about the history of Surrealism and visit online galleries of notable artists of the past...
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Lesson: Urs Fischer: Reviving the Past Art Movements

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Seven major abstract art movements are analyzed by learners in groups. Each group analyzes various works by determining which work belongs to which movement. They then read Flatland, engage in an art and literary analysis discussion,...
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The Demographic Transition - A Contemporary Look at a Classic Model

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners examine classic demographic transition (DT) model, explain assumptions and limitations of model, construct graphs of contemporary demographic change, and explain contemporary demographic patterns in the context of the classic DT...
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I Dream of Castles: A Comparative Study of Castles in Feudal Europe and Japan

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students study castles of Japan while comparing and contrasting them with those of in Europe from the feudal era. They complete a unit of studies that includes reading, writing, Internet research, and critical thinking. They examine how...
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Jewish Assimiliation in Contemporary American Literature

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students read a collection of stories and watch videos to learn about the Jewish assimilation in American literature. In this American literature lesson, students watch videos about Judaism, read stories from a contemporary Jewish...
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Rescuers and Non-Jewish Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does it mean to be a rescuer during the time of the Holocaust? Learners consider the role of those who resisted the Nazi invasions, including hiding Jewish people, throughout Europe. Activities include listening to the testimony of...
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HIV/AIDS And Contemporary Population Dynamics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe the spread and occurence of HIV/AIDS at multiple scales. They explain global and regional variations in the occurence of HIV/AIDS and explain the spread of HIV/AIDS in the United States.
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Mimbres Decoration Technique

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Potters research traditional Mimbres designs, as well as contemporary artists who employ them, before creating their own designs and applying the images to thrown pots and bowls. The resource packet includes a brief history of Mimbres...
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Antisemitism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Propaganda and anti-semitism were linked to evil ends during the Holocaust. Using video testimony of Holocaust survivors, examples of Nazi propaganda, and discussion questions, learners explore the roots of anti-semitism in Europe and...
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What Did You Do After the War, Grandpa?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners consider how World War II impacted Europe and European soldiers. For this Victory in Europe lesson, students visit selected websites to discover information about the war, its conditions, and the celebration that ensued at the...
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars compare and contrast historical and contemporary photographs of important figures in African American history. In this photography analysis lesson, students learn key photography vocabulary and use a Venn Diagram to...
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Just an Ordinary Day

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young sociologists identify how technology has impacted the traditional culture of Romania as they read and discuss "Just an Ordinary Day'" by Nina Porzucki. A instructional activity encourages learners to study Romania's history and...
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Early Exploration of North America

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders "travel" from Europe to North America as Columbus did. They organize the information into chronoglogical order.
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Claiming Land

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine several European maps with conflicting representations of the same geographic region. They uncover why different European nations produced different maps. In addition, they determine the role maps played in helping...
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Persecution of the German-Jews: The Early Years - 1933-1939

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young historians learn about the dehumanization process of stripping German Jews of basic, fundamental rights prior to the genocide of European Jews in the 1940s. Learners watch video clips of survivors who recount such events as the...
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Historical Witness - social Messaging

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine and develop artwork that shows women's roles during different eras. In this women's role lesson plan, students look at artwork that shows women at work during the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century. They design a...
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The Latin Legacy

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate the persistence of Latin in Medieval and early modern Europe as an exploration of the period's cultures. In this Medieval cultures lesson, 7th graders interview immigrants in their communities, analyze the...
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Medieval Travelers

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the impact of trade on culture. In this trade lesson, 10th graders compare the travels of Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta. Students research the explorers and create materials for a gallery walk that feature the impact...
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A Changing Society

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use the book Ellesmere Chaucer and draw conclusions about Medieval English society and the Dark Ages. In this Dark Ages literature analysis instructional activity, 8th graders discuss the Middle Ages and read the Old...
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Popular Culture and Japan’s Gross National Cool

For Teachers 7th - 9th
From Manga to Godzilla and Pokemon, Japanese pop culture has been taking the globe by storm. This phenomenon is called "soft power." Learners will examine the differences between hard and soft power, as well as learn the historical and...
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Distorting Madonna in Medieval Art

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why was the prominent figure of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in medieval paintings commonly painted out of proportion? Discover the deep religious roots connected to European medieval art beginning in the sixth century. This video offers a...

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