When studying history, learning about the different wars plays a major part in what History is all about. If you are studying Modern History you will be learning about World War 1 and World War 2. Learning about those wars usually take up a large chunk of history studies. Sometimes even spanning over the course of two years to cover both World Wars.
It seems like the newer, modern era wars don’t get as much coverage to them. This may be because they were shorter and didn’t encompass the whole world, but they are still important to study and remember. If your students are interested in learning more about modern wars they will enjoy these free worksheets and unit studies.
What are the modern wars?
The modern wars actually started with World War 1 in 1914, which was the first modern war in the world. Other notable wars much later in the Modern Era were the Korean War, the Vietnam War, The Persian Gulf War and the War on Terror.
The Gulf War was only from 1990-1991, but I remember it like it was yesterday because I was about 12 years old at the time. I specifically remember Operation Desert Shield. The early 90’s were also a time where trading cards were popular. Can you believe that they actually had trading cards for the war? I believe this was the 90’s version of propaganda posters or something to encourage morale for the war at hand.
My little brother collected these cards at the time. I remember going to the mall on the weekends to visit the trading card kiosks! These cards were produced by Topps (the baseball trading card company) and they actually had cards and stickers that represented the war. You could collect cards of President George H.W. Bush, Colin Powell, Schwarzkopf, Saddam Hussein and Mikhail Gorbachev. There were also many weapon cards and military details. If you are learning about this war your kids will get a kick out of the trading card history information!
Here are some worksheets and unit studies to learn more about these wars:
The most modern war so far was the War on Terror, also known as the Global War on Terrorism. This began after our country was attacked on September 11th, 2001, one of the darkest days in modern United States History.
Here at Homeschool Giveaways, you know that we are all about creating resources that can help you to supplement your curriculum. Many parents enjoy creating full history unit studies with our freebies.
If you are wanting to dig into more studying and learning about wars, you will want to check out this huge list:
World War 1:
World War 2:
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