Ending WWII: Japan vs. U.S.

In this lesson, students construct a debate based on evidence from primary and secondary source documents. Students will be tasked to debate for the PRO or CON side, using sources provided. Students will either defend or argue against the following statement: Was the U.S. justified in dropping the atomic bombs on Japan? See complete details and […]

Hot Seat Discussion Technique

Discussion strategy used: “Hot Seat” (found here) This assignment was used at the end of our Renaissance unit in 8th grade history. Students were given a list of names of influential individuals during the Renaissance, whom we have discussed in class. Such individuals included Martin Luther, Michelangelo, Lorenzo de Medici, etc. Students were to pick […]

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