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World History Lesson Plans and Resources

On this page you can find lesson plans for World History with links to the worksheets and other resources that accompany the lesson. You may scroll down this page to find the lesson of interest. Most lessons follow the same format in order to provide structure and continuity. Each lesson is separated into three to four sections but the whole lesson is based on each chapter in the Eastern Hemisphere Textbook published by Holt McDougal. Each lesson is formatted in Microsoft Word and may be modified to fit the needs of your students, school, or district.  Additional resources may be found throughout the pages on this website.

                          

 A Geographers World Lesson Plan

 

VISUAL AIDS/POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS:

A Geographer's World Power Point

A Geographer's World Power Point Questions 

 

HANDOUTS FOR THIS LESSON:

Section 1 Fact Sheet (Studying Geography)

Section 2 Fact Sheet (Geography Themes and Essential Elements)

Section 3 Fact Sheet (The Branches of Geography)

Handout The Wind Makes Dust

Handout Claudius Ptolemy

Handout Migration of Early Humans

Handout Ellen Churchill Semple 

Handout Chapter Summary/Review 

 

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:

Students will create a helicopter view map of the School Complex. Students will spend 3 class periods exploring and recording the school complex and two additional class periods sketching out their maps. The maps should include the following items:

1. Drawn and colored diagram of the school complex.

2. Legend

3. Compass Rose

4. Labeled Areas

 

                  

The Eastern Hemisphere Lesson Plan

 

VISUAL AIDS/POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS:

The Eastern Hemisphere Power Point 

The Eastern Hemisphere Power Point Questions

 

HANDOUTS FOR THIS LESSON:

Section 1 Fact Sheet (Location)

Section 2 Fact Sheet (Water Features)

Section 3 Fact Sheet (The Land)

Handout Physical Map

Handout Cry, The Beloved Country

Handout Robert D. Ballard

Handout Writing a Haiku

Handout Chapter Review

Handout Shopping Rules

 

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:

Students will create a helicopter view map of the School Complex. Students will spend 3 class periods exploring and recording the school complex and two additional class periods sketching out their maps. The maps should include the following items:

1. Drawn and colored diagram of the school complex.

2. Legend

3. Compass Rose

4. Labeled Areas

 

                   

Climate and Resources Lesson Plan 

 

VISUAL AIDS/POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS:

Climates and Resources Power Point

Climate and Resources Power Point Questions

 

HANDOUTS FOR THIS LESSON:

 

Section 1 Fact Sheet (Weather and Climate)

Section 2 Fact Sheet (Climates of  Eastern Hemisphere)

Section 3 Fact Sheet (Natural Resources)

Handout Geography from Trees

Handout Edward Lorenz

Handout To Build a Fire

Handout Presenting and Viewing a Weather Report

Handout Ocean Currents

Handout Chapter Review

 

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:

 

Students will complete the following activitiy as an enrichment activity for this chapter:Students will create a mock world weather report using the following criteria:

1. Identify 4 different world locations (more than 4 is OK)

2. Identify 4 different types of climates associated with the locations

3. Explain the reason for each phenomenon

4. Explain how each weather condition will affect people's live in the particular zones

5. Include pictures to demonstrate your reports

 

 

                           

 Early Civilizations Lesson Plan

 

VISUAL AIDS/POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS:

Early Civilizations Power Point

Early Civilization Power Point Questions

 

 HANDOUTS FOR THIS LESSON:

 

Section 1 Fact Sheet (The First People)

Section 2 Fact Sheet (Early Human Migration)

Section 3 Fact Sheet (Beginnings of Agriculture)

Handout Donald Johnson

Handout Creating a Story Board

Handout The Leakeys

Handout Boy of the Painted Cave

Handout Hurricane Season

Handout Chapter Review

 

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:

Students will complete a Document-Based Activity for this chapter entitled "The Uses of Geography. It may also be found on pages 98-99 of the Eastern Hemisphere Textbook

 



 

 

VISUAL AIDS/POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS:

 HANDOUTS FOR THIS LESSON:

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:

 

Students will complete the Handout Focus on Writing Writing a Letter

  • Your goal is to describe an event related to early Judaism, early Christianity, or early Islam in a letter to a friend. Use language that you would use naturally with a friend. At the same time, remember to convey important information about the event.

 

 

Ancient China Lesson Plan

VISUAL AIDS/POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS:

Ancient China Power Point

 

 HANDOUTS FOR THIS LESSON:

Power Point Question Sheet

Section 1 Fact Sheet (Early China)

Section 2 Fact Sheet (The Han Dynasty)

Section 3 Fact Sheet (The Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasties)

Section 4 Fact Sheet (Confucianism and Government)

Section 5 Fact Sheet (The Yuan and Ming Dynasties)

Handout Tang and Song Dynasties

Handout Wudi

Handout Understanding Chronological Order

Handout Chapter Summary/Review

 

 EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:

Students will complete the following enrichment activity as an enhancement to the chapter.

Handout Writing A Magazine Article

  • Your task is to write a magazine article about ancient China. Your article should detail the achievements you think are the most important or interesting.

 

 

Ancient Civilizations of Europe Lesson Plan

 

VISUAL AIDS/POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS:

 

 HANDOUTS FOR THIS LESSON:

Section 1 Fact Sheet (Ancient Greece)

Section 2 Fact Sheet (The Roman World)

Handout Alexander the Great

Handout Writing a Myth

Handout Focus on Reading

Handout The Roads of Ancient Rome

Handout Octavia Thurina Minor

Handout Chapter Summary/Review

Handout Greek Culture DBQ

 

 EXTENSION ACTIVITIES:

 

  1. A myth is a story that tries to explain a natural or historical event. Your first task is to write a myth about an event from ancient and medieval Europe. Be sure to write your myth the way that people of this time might have written it.

 

Use the information from your prewriting and the model on the next page to write your myth. (Use a separate piece of paper if you need more room.) Remember, you are trying to explain the event in a way that people of the time might have explained it.

Write a title and an introduction for your myth.

In your body paragraphs, tell the story that explains the event you chose. Include descriptive details so your myth comes alive.

Write a conclusion that sums up the importance of your myth.

 

  1. Students will complete a Document-Based Question Activity on Greek Culture.

       3.    Students will watch the Movie "Clash of the Titans" (2010) and complete a question based on the movie.