Displaced Persons in the Aftermath of World War II
The students will examine the experiences of Jewish displaced persons in the years immediately following World War II. They will explore photographs and primary source documents related to the DP camps in Europe.
Students will make predictions on the recognition of Israel by President Truman and compare it to what actually occurred. Students will research the views of the Israelis and Palestinians on five different issues with a partner and each student will present their research.
To Do or Not To Do: Truman's Recognition of Israel
To assist students in developing skills that will enable them to analyze primary documents and political cartoons which will help them develop an understanding of the different perspectives of Truman's recognition of Israel.
American Revolution vs. Arab Spring: Teaching with Primary and Secondary Source Documents
Students will research American Revolution and Arab Spring and compare and contrast the events to better understand both in terms of political, economic and social implications. The activity will utilize a wide range of sources and students will also learn how to analyze primary and secondary source documents.