Lesson 1: Artifact Box
Lesson 2: World Map Assignment
Lesson 3: Current Events Project
Lesson 4: Origins of Western Political Thought
Students will learn how historians analyze historical artifacts. Lesson includes discussion and activity.
Inspired by and adapted from website Black Americans in Congress & Barbara Blinick, George Washington High School, SF.
- Students will define, describe, and analyze artifacts.
- Students will analyze the relationship between artifacts and the historical record.
- Students will analyze the relationship between artifacts and their reading of history.
Students will fill familiarize themselves with the geography of the world/area to be studied. Lesson includes map worksheet and quiz game.
- Students will become more familiar with the geography of the modern world.
- Students will understand the importance of political boundaries and how geographical features influence political boundaries.
Students will research important events of today in order to understand the historical relevance of the content of the course. Lesson includes group work, internet research, current event worksheet and oral presentation.
- Students will research aspects of regions of the world, using the internet, books, and periodicals.
- Students will learn how to summarize current event articles from newspapers and periodicals.
- Students will learn and practice oral presentation skills, like eye contact, loud and clear voice, and having a clear and concise message.
- Students will understand the importance of the units studied in world history as they relate to current issues.
This lesson corresponds to CA State Standard 10.1; Students relate the moral and ethical principles in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, in Judaism, and in Christianity to the development of Western political thought. Lesson includes Think-Pair-Share Chart, primary source analysis chart, and Discussion.
(adapted from UCI’ s The History Project & Sara Jordan, Segerstrom High School )
- Students will relate the moral and ethical principles in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, in Judaism, and in Christianity to the development of Western political thought. (CASS 10.1)
- Students will read and analyze primary sources.
- Students will begin understand how to think like historians.