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Timeline of World War II, 1931–1941
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 4.2
Timeline of global events leading up to World War II and in the first two years of the conflict in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Format: timeline
Europe in 1911
Europe in 1911
Map of Europe showing national boundaries prior to the outbreak of World War I.
Format: image/map
Europe: Politcal Map (2008)
Europe: Politcal Map (2008)
This political map shows all of the countries in Europe as of 2008.
Format: image/map
Travel brochure for Western Europe
Students will explore a particular country in Western Europe and get a general overview of the country. This is an activity designed to cover a great amount of material in a brief period of time.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–7 Social Studies)
By Debra Martinez.
Europe after the Treaty of Versailles, 1919
Europe after the Treaty of Versailles, 1919
Map of Europe showing national boundaries established by the Treaty of Versailles (1919).
Format: image/map
Greatest extent of Axis victories in Europe, 1941
Greatest extent of Axis victories in Europe, 1941
Format: image/map
Europe
Explore the culture, geography, and history of the nations of Europe with this sampling of educational resources found on LEARN NC.
Format: bibliography/help
Europe after the Peace of Westphalia (1648)
Europe after the Peace of Westphalia (1648)
Format: image/map
CareerStart lessons: Grade six
This collection of lessons aligns the sixth grade curriculum in math, science, English language arts, and social studies with potential career opportunities.
Format: (multiple pages)
Allied gains in Europe, 15 December 1944-7 May 1945
Allied gains in Europe, 15 December 1944-7 May 1945
Format: image/map
Allied gains in Europe, 6 June-15 December 1944
Allied gains in Europe, 6 June-15 December 1944
Format: image/map
A commanding view
In East from India: Cambodia and Southern Vietnam, page 10
This elevated image over the stone roofs, moat, and high walls towards the tropical forest suggests how awesome the sight of this temple complex must have been for rural Southeast Asians (or other foreign visitors) living around the tenth century
By Lorraine Aragon.
Marshall Plan poster
Marshall Plan poster
This poster was created by the Economic Cooperation Administration, an agency of the U.S. government, to promote the Marshall Plan in Europe.
Format: image/poster
Allied advances in North Africa and southern Europe, 1942–1944
Allied advances in North Africa and southern Europe, 1942–1944
Format: image/map
Liberating France
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 5.8
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 4.8
Maps, photographs, and contemporary magazine articles explore the Allied liberation of German-occupied Paris in 1944.
Format: exhibit
Cash crops
In Contemporary life in Vietnam, page 11
Black pepper, used in most of the cuisines of Europe and Asia, is made from the dried, unripe green berries of the Piper nigrum vine. The green berries are cooked briefly before drying to produce black peppercorns. A valuable spice crop...
By Lorraine Aragon.
The Italian Empire, 1939
The Italian Empire, 1939
Map shows Italian possessions in Europe and Africa on the eve of World War II: Sicily, Sardinia, Albania, the Dolodecanese Islands, Libya, and Italian East Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Italian Somaliland).
Format: image/map
The Treaty of Versailles
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 3.15
The treaty that ended World War I took German territory, demanded reparations, redrew the map of Europe, and created a League of Nations that would prove to be ineffective.
Format: article
Victory in Europe
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 9.1
On May 7, 1945, German generals, recognizing that they had no hope left of victory, surrendered to Allied forces, ending World War II in Europe. This page includes a battle map, a radio report of the surrender, the surrender instrument, and the recollection of a Maltese woman.
Format: exhibit
Greece: Part 1
This lesson is one of three created as an interdisciplinary unit on the connection between the art and artifacts of a culture and the values and beliefs of the members of that culture. This unit begins with a class-wide investigation of Ancient Greece and concludes with a visit to the Ackland Art Museum. During the visit, students will have the opportunity to assess their predictions about the Ancient Greeks. In addition, students will look at works of art from other cultures and compare and contrast the visual information provided about those cultures with visual information provided about Greek culture.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3 Social Studies)
By Winn Wheeler.