Topic: World History

Lesson Plan

Challenge 1

This will be the overall project
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Crowd During Velvet Revolution

This photograph shows demonstrators during the Velvet Revolution, Czechoslovakia’s non-violent pro-democracy movement. As the Soviet Union collapsed, Communist governments fell throughout Eastern Europe. In late 1989, peaceful protest...
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Eleanor Roosevelt Holding a Declaration of Human Rights Poster

Eleanor Roosevelt displays the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which the United Nations adopted in 1948. The idea of unalienable natural rights is central to this document, as...
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Everyone’s A Critic: Declaration opponents

SKILL: How do you write a review? CONTENT: How was the Declaration of Independence perceived by those loyal to the British? Students will read British philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s...
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Female Pashtun after Voting

In 2005, a Pashtu woman displayed her inked finger to show she voted in Afghanistan’s election. Although no women and many men did not have the right to...
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Fighting at the Hotel de Ville

This painting memorializes the revolution of July 1830 in Paris, which resulted in the creation of a constitutional monarchy. Another revolution established a republic in 1848; Louis Bonaparte...
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Gandhi Addressing His Followers

Here Mahatma Gandhi speaks to thousands of supporters in Delhi at the beginning of India’s struggle for independence. By teaching non-violence as a means of protesting and ultimately...
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Jefferson to Albert Gallatin

In this letter to Albert Gallatin, Jefferson expressed his desire to recruit top European academics, particularly scientists, for his new university. When the University of Virginia held its...
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Jefferson to John Adams

In this letter to John Adams, Jefferson reviewed the mostly unpleasant news from Europe. An exception was the Greek war for independence, which began a few months earlier....
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Jefferson to John Hollins

In the spring of 1811, Jefferson worried about how partisan conflict would affect U.S. foreign policy. Caught between warring European powers, President Madison tried to keep the U.S....