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National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, Ca

Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 5 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography 
Classifications: E813, 973.9
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Most widely held works by National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, Ca
The origins of the Cold War : a unit of study for grades 9-12 by Lisa King( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unit is one of a series that represents specific moments in history from which students focus on the meanings of landmark events. The events of 1945 are regarded widely as a turning point in 20th century history, a point when the United States unequivocally took its place as a world power, at a time when Americans had a strong but war-oriented economy and a long standing suspicion of Europeans in general. Based on primary sources, this unit explores the decisions of key policymakers at this crucial moment in modern history. The unit contains three lessons dealing with U.S. foreign policy from 1945 to 1950 including the outbreak of the Korean War. The first lesson plan is on the atomic bomb and its effect on international relations. In this lesson students analyze three U.S. arguments on possible use of the atomic bomb and define and discuss the idea of "atomic diplomacy" on post-World War ii relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the second lesson plan the policy of containment is defined and arguments are presented both for and against its adoption by the United States. The third lesson deals with the practice of containment. In it students analyze how the policy was put into practice by the United States; identify and define actions that exemplify the containment policy; define and analyze the Soviet perspective on the American policy of containment; and use the Korean conflict as an example of the containment policy in action. (Author/DK)
Emperor Ashoka of India, what makes a ruler legitimate? : a unit of study for grades 7-12 by Jean Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the age of agriculturally based empires, various conquerors from the western Mediterranean to East Asia brought large population areas under their own centralized authority. Gradually many of these conquerors came to realize that, although military might was necessary to gain control over an area, sheer force of arms was not sufficient to govern effectively and ensure the loyalty and obedience of one's subjects. The Chinese would say: "You can win a kingdom from horseback, but you cannot rule from there." The historic period covered in this unit runs from Alexander of Macedonia's consolidation of his conquests (later fourth-century B.C.E.) to the rise of China's Sui Dynasty (581-618 C.E.) which appropriated Buddhist values and laid conditions for their adaptation in Korea and Japan. The objectives of this unit are: (1) to understand the concept of political legitimacy (what makes people believe that the ruler has the right to rule and they should obey his or her commands); (2) to identify and understand some of the different bases of legitimacy such as power, heredity, the ballot, and moral force; (3) to identify and understand symbols of power such as a crown and other regalia; (4) to understand Ashoka's use of moral authority instead of military might as a basis for legitimacy; (5) to examine the meaning of the "stupa" and how it was associated with political power and legitimacy; and (6) to investigate ways that rulers in Southeast and East Asia adapted the Ashokan model as a source of legitimacy. Establishing legitimacy is a challenge for any leader or government. Therefore, the concepts examined in this unit are applicable to many periods of history, as well as to civics or government courses. The unit also helps to examine cultural diffusion and the spread of religious ideas. Teaching materials that apply to national standards for history are provided. (Contains 16 references.) (Bt)
Selected teaching materials for United States & world history : an annotated bibliography by Linda Symcox( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This annotated bibliography describes 55 titles of teaching materials that have been selected in order to provide history teachers with a list of high quality resources to supplement their textbooks. The materials are organized into the following categories: America: All Periods; Eighteenth Century America and the Revolution; The Constitutional Period; Nineteenth Century America; Twentieth Century America; World History; Women's History; and National Center for History in the Schools Teaching Units. Each entry includes the title, author or publisher, date, type of materials, length, grade level, source, and description. (DB)
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