Educational Activities

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0.1 Thinking About War

  1. Evidence and Interpretation (The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts) Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  2. Is War Inevitable? Busting Myths About War Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  3. Ticket Out the Door Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  4. How War Endangers Us Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  5. Write an “I Used to…. But Then” Poem Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  6. Peace Posters from World Beyond War Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
0.2 After Viewing the Introductory Video (Making Thinking Visible: CSI)
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0.3 Raffi’s Covenant for Honouring Children
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1.1 Focus on Photo Analysis

  1. How to Analyze a Photo Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  2. Measuring the Relative Power of Iconic Photos Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  3. See-Think-Wonder Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  4. Zoom In: Zoom In Activity Photos | Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  5. Evaluating Two Iconic Photos Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  6. Culminating Task: Responsive Writing Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
1.2 Focus on Historical Thinking Concepts: Culminating Task or Guided Discussion
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1.3 Focus on Poetry Writing: Four Models
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2.1 Using this Gallery as a Unit or Discrete Lessons
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2.2 Step Inside: Studying an Individual Photo
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2.3 Focus On Individuals and Movements (Making Thinking Visible)

  1. Index of Activities Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  2. A Closer Look At Children Who Experienced War Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  3. Poetry Study: The Fox Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
2.4 Focus on Refugees and Immigrants

  1. Refugees and Immigrants revealed in poetry, film and interviews Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  2. The Arrival – A Wordless Graphic Novel Graphic Novel Flipbook | Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file (Large File – 200MB)
2.5 Focus on Historical Thinking Concepts

  1. Historical Significance Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  2. Evidence and Interpretation Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  3. Cause and Consequence Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  4. Historical Perspective Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  5. Ethical Judgement Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
3.1 Before and After Viewing the Gallery
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3.2 Focus on Propaganda

  1. War Posters: How They Make Us Feel and How This is Done Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  2. Propaganda Poster Assignment Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  3. Propaganda Poster Rubric Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
3.3 Gallery Activities

  1. Analysis of “Duck and Cover” (Making Thinking Visible) Page with Video | Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  2. Creating a Timeline and Comparing Posters from Different Eras Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  3. Comparing and Contrasting Posters in Slide 26 | Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
3.4 Focus on Protest Songs:
Eve of Destruction; War: What is it Good For?; We Didn’t Start the Fire; The Universal Soldier; The Times They Are A-Changin’; Revolution; Blowin’ In The Wind; Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Link to Songs | Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
21 More Protest Songs to Study | Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file

3.5 Focus on Historical Thinking Concepts
Historical Significance; Continuity and Change; Historical Perspective | Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file

3.6 Focus on Militainment as Revealed in Film
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3.7 Focus on Effects of Violent Video Games (Lessons from the New York Times)
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3.8 Focus on Poetry: Your Attention Please; “Found Poems”
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4.1 Before the Unit (Making Thinking Visible)
Think-Puzzle-Explore Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file

4.2 Of Lives Uprooted Link to: Of Lives Uprooted | Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file

4.3 Focus on Art and Dramatic Readings
Art and Drama Activities | Link to Slideshows | Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
Dramatic Reading Scoring Guide | Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file

4.4 Focus on Child Soldiers
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4.5 Focus on Historical Thinking Concepts

  1. Historical Significance Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  2. Evidence and Interpretation Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  3. Cause and Consequence Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  4. Historical Perspective Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
4.6 Focus on Reading: Books by Deb Ellis
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4.7 Focus on Writing Poetry Inspired by the Darkness of War or What War is Like
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4.8 Conclusion to Unit 4
Return to Think-Puzzle-Explore: Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
Ticket Out the Door: Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
5.1 Focus on Reasons for Going to War (Making Thinking Visible)
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5.2 Focus on Historical Thinking Concepts: Causes and Consequences and Ethical Judgement
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5.3 Focus on the short story, “The Survivor”

  1. The story and questions Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  2. The most compelling short passage Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
  3. Graded Discussion Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file
6.1 Focus on Individuals and Organizations (Making Thinking Visible)
Create a Concept Map using GENERATE – SORT – CONNECT – ELABORATE Preview PDF | Download the MS Word file

6.2 Focus on Historical Thinking Concepts: Historical Significance
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6.3 Focus on Poetry
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7.1 Proposition: War Should Be Eliminated
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7.2 A Blueprint for Ending War
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7.3 Essay: Educating a Culture of Peace
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7.4 Share a Peace Poster
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7.5 Create a Poster Demanding that Children Be Protected from War
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7.6 Sign a Commitment to Work for an End to War
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7.7 The Most and Least Peaceful Countries
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7.8 Focus on Poetry
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7.9 Ticket Out the Door
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7.10 Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War
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0.1 Thinking About War
  1. Evidence and Interpretation (The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts)
  2. Is War Inevitable? Busting Myths About War
  3. Ticket Out the Door
  4. How War Endangers Us
  5. Write an “I Used to…. But Then” Poem
  6. Peace Posters from World Beyond War
0.2 After Viewing the Introductory Video (Making Thinking Visible: CSI)
0.3 Raffi’s Covenant for Honouring Children
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