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Country Studies Bundle (North America)

Country Studies Bundle (North America)

Let's get to know North America! This bundle includes 62 pages with a great variety of activities and exercises about Mexico, Canada, Cuba and the United States. The materials have informative exercises about the things that these countries are famous for, such as the Niagara Falls, Hollywood, Native Americans, the Mayans, Fidel Castro and many other things! Crosswords, word searches, puzzles and other kinds of activities are included to make it a fun and interesting class. You might also like these bundles: All units: 32 Country Studies Asian Country Studies European Country Studies Top 10 Best-selling Country Studies Spanish Speaking Country Studies

By willemmacau

Quiz on key events in 2017

Quiz on key events in 2017

A short 11-question quiz on key events in 2017 that can be used in any class related to politics for students aged 14 or above. It works perfectly as an ice breaker or as a short introductory activity.

By filip_kokotovic

Constitution : An Interview with James Madison" Father of the Constitution": Reader's Theater Script

Constitution : An Interview with James Madison" Father of the Constitution": Reader's Theater Script

Constitution Day is September 17th each year(except for 2017) when the day falls on a Sunday and will be celebrated on September 18th. This play would be a great addition to your lessons about the U.S. Constitution. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografe series of plays, this Reader's Theater Script is on the "Father of the Constitution", James Madson(1751-1836), and his sharing with students the history of the writing of the Constitution. Madison who would become the 4th President of the United States(1809-1817)), played a very important role in the forming of our US Constitution. In addition to being a delegate, he introduced the first additions to the Constitution(amendments) which came to be known as the Bill of Rights. With 13 audience questioners, a Did You Know Section, comprehension questions, a Teacher Page with extension activities, key and additional links, students will learn about the writing of our important government document, the Constitution. Other plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: Dr. Seuss, Charles Dickens, Johnny Appleseed, Albert, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Bessie Coleman Sacagawea, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, Martin Luther King, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, an interview with a groundhog, an interview with a leprechaun, an interview with Simon, victim of the Black Death, An Interview with Agent 355, a female agent in the Culper Spy Ring(Revolutionary War), Interview with a 49er from the California Gold Rush , Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Katherine Johnson and more.

By gailhennessey

Theory behind US Foreign Policy

Theory behind US Foreign Policy

This lesson is meant to help students understand the key theoretic concepts needed to understand US foreign policy. An activity is included to encourage students to critically evaluate the impact events in the realm of domestic politics have on foreign policy. The goal of this lesson is to go through the sometimes not engaging theoretic concepts that are required to understand foreign policy and this lesson can be used for students 16+, or highly motivated students in the 14-16 group. The lesson can easily be used for 45 minutes- 1 hour, depending on how long you want the activity to last. The expected learning outcomes are: Defining foreign policy; Identifying several theories that analyze foreign policy; Understanding the relationship between domestic and foreign policy; Understanding the term ''motivation gap''; Identifying key actors in creating American foreign policy; Identifying types of foreign policy goals.

By filip_kokotovic

The Peace Movement: from the Cold War to the present

The Peace Movement: from the Cold War to the present

Lesson 7 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Students learn about the peace movement from the Cold War until today, and reflect on its successes, failures, and relevance. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to Citizenship, History, and Government & Politics, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

War Game: a Cuban Missile Crisis decision-making role-play

War Game: a Cuban Missile Crisis decision-making role-play

Lesson 6 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. Fire your nuclear missiles? Relocate them? Disarm them? Do nothing? A strategic decision-making activity in which students role-play leaders of key countries during the Cuban Missile Crisis, determining what they would have done in response to the rapidly changing situation. Plenary: discussion of the most effective resolutions to a crisis like this. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, English, and Drama, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Civil Defence: during the Cold War, and today

Civil Defence: during the Cold War, and today

Lesson 4 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. This lesson enables students to learn about civil defence during the Cold War, through examining a range of historic sources, including a documentary film clip. Students can then apply their new knowledge when they create their own civil defence guide, for what to do in a contemporary disaster (nuclear or other). The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is highly relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of Citizenship, History, English, and Government & Politics, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Propaganda during the Cold War

Propaganda during the Cold War

Lesson 2 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. The lesson gets students to examine pieces of propaganda used before and after the Cuban Missile Crisis. Using critical enquiry, students will then develop an understanding of how propaganda can be used today, and analyse its effects. The lesson plan includes differentiation and extension suggestions. The lesson is relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, and English, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To browse and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, plus the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Cuban Missile Crisis timeline

Cuban Missile Crisis timeline

Lesson 1 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'. The lesson enables students to learn the chronology of the Cuban Missile Crisis - situating it in the context of the Cold War - by getting them to piece together the timeline in small groups. Students discuss which events were particularly significant, and could also present their timelines to the class, thus developing their critical-thinking and spoken language skills. The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions. The lesson is relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, and English, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements. To view and download the other lessons from the Dial M For Missile Pack pack, and the pack as a whole (including endorsements), go to www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dial-m-for-missile-exploring-themes-around-the-cuban-missile-crisis-11208437

By PeaceEducation

Lesson 2 - Erosion of Sovereignty (OCR Powers and Borders)

Lesson 2 - Erosion of Sovereignty (OCR Powers and Borders)

For OCR A Level Option D - Powers and Borders (post-2016 spec) but would work for Superpowers in Edexcel. This will take 2-3 hrs depending on class. Lesson 2 meeting the LOs: 2.1. A multitude of factors pose challenges to sovereignty and territorial integrity. • To understand that factors such as current political boundaries, TNCs, supranational institutions and political dominance of ethnic groups can cause erosion of sovereignty and the loss of territorial integrity. • Case study of one country in which sovereignty has been challenged including: cause and challenges to the government and impacts on people and place. Images used under Fair Use. Videos had to be removed due to being too big to upload - alternatives are easily available on YouTube.

By missgeo

Current Event: News Clips ~Current Event Activities~

Current Event: News Clips ~Current Event Activities~

This resource includes 8 Creative Activity prompts that students can choose to complete while watching current event video clips such as CNN 10- Student News, Fox News, Opinion pieces etc. Also included is a Graphic Organizer (worksheet) for students to complete their activities on daily.

By learningisapassion