Cycle 2 Week 22 FREE Resources

History: Fall of Communism


Even though this video is made for older kids it is very straight forward and is only 6 minutes long.

http://mercyisnew.com/2013/05/13/lego-history-lesson-communismdemocracy/ – how to use legos and show your kids how communism works.

 

Geography: Central/South America


 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/South_America_Geography.htm – online game for the geography of Central and South America.

http://lizardpoint.com/geography/samerica-quiz.php – online quiz where you have to click on each country in South America when asked where a country is. (more…)

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Cycle 2 Week 21 FREE Resources

History: Cold War


 

http://www.coldwar.org/trivia/index.asp – online Cold War trivia game.

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/static/neh/interactives/coldwareuropemap/ – interactive online map for what happened during the Cold War.

Butter Battle book by Dr. Seuss. It is a satire on the Cold War

Here is the video that goes with the Butter Battle book by Dr. Seuss. If you can find the book at a local library I would read the story to the kids first explaining how this book relates to the Cold War. Then let them watch the video. (more…)

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Cycle 2 Week 20 FREE Resources

History: Vietnam War


 

 

http://virtualwall.org/ – virtual tour of the wall in Washington D.C. for everyone that lost their lives during the Vietnam war. Has information about the wall and the people on it.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/maps/index.html – interactive map that allows you to understand why the Vietnam war happened.

http://www.hellokids.com/c_1592/coloring-pages/countries-coloring-pages/printable-countries-coloring-pages/seaside-port – printable coloring page for a seaside port in Vietnam.

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Cycle 2 Week 19 FREE Resources

History: Korean War


 

Even though this video is about the Cold War it shows how other wars including the Korean War helped to strengthen the problems in the Cold War.

http://adventuresinmommydom.org/korean-war-lesson-plan-for-elementary-kids/?utm_source=feedly – She split the kids into two groups, one to convince the president we needed to intervene, and another to convince the president it was a terrible idea to intervene during the Korean war. Comes with a printable time line.

https://www.nps.gov/kowa/learn/kidsyouth/index.htm – Kids can get a junior ranger activity book at the Korean War Veterans Memorial information kiosk. Complete the book to earn a badge! Have to order ahead of time.

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Cycle 2 Week 18 FREE Resources

History: League of Nations


http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/ir1/leagueact.shtml – online video that has interactive questions at the end.

They do not seem to have any videos on the League of Nations for younger kids. This one is at least straight forward and engaging.

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