Causes of World War II Teacher Resources

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"To serve or not to serve?" That is the question facing participants in a debate about whether Japanese-Americans should have been required or allowed, to serve in the military during World War II. Beautifully crafted, the packet contains primary and secondary source materials that can be used to support either side of the question, details of the debate format, and a final writing assessment.
Learners discuss the U.S. economy, society, and politics in the years following World War II. They explore the boom in advertising during this period by reviewing print advertisements from the late 1940s and early 1950s. Students view a viedo,World War II: Causes and Consequences. They discuss the role of advertising during this era.
High schoolers are asked what they recall about World War II. They are explained that they are going to find out about the role of women during World War II. Students have the option of researching daily life of women in either Germany, Britain, or the United States. They may work alone or with a partner.
Students examine the implication of civilian targets in war. In this World War II lesson, students investigate the history of bombing practices in war. Students zero in on World War II bombing practices as they discuss precision and area bombing as well as atomic bombs. Students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to role play nations in attendance at a new Hague Convention.
Students discuss the role of women before, during, and after World War II. In this equality instructional activity, students plan how to make the workforce more equal among men and women after World War II. They research World War II and its effects on American people. 
Twelfth graders review facts about roles of Asia and Japan in World War II, read When My Name Was Keoko to familiarize themselves with daily life and historic events during World War II in Korea, and participate in student-led discussions on various themes following each chapter read.
Compare and contrast World War II to the Iraqi war with this lesson. After watching a film, they use supporting evidence to support their point of view of the conflicts. Using the internet, they create a presentation to share with the class what information they have gathered from examining World War II.
Seventh graders discover what the war on the homefront looked like. In this World War II lesson, 7th graders analyze World War II posters to determine how the public was involved in the war effort during World War II. Students discuss their impressions.
Students examine primary and secondary documents about life on the homefront during World War II. In this World War II activity, students research the conditions of daily life in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany during the war. Students write fictional pieces from the perspectives of citizens during the war.
Seventh graders discover who the Tejanas were and how they contributed to World War II. In this World War II lesson, 7th graders listen to their instructor discuss who the Tejanas were prior to researching the contributions of three of the women to the war. Students write essays that compare the women's experiences in the war.
Eleventh graders use the internet to read primary source documents from the World War II era. In groups, they research the role of the USO during this time period and watch a recent film. They role play different roles in the USO and write journal entries from the point of view of someone who worked in the USO itself. To end the lesson, they develop proper interview questions to ask someone who did this work and share their responses with the class.
Ninth graders examine how the U. S. was aided by the Allies in World War II before the U. S. declared war. They analyze the evolution of U. S. foreign policy from the beginning of WW II through U. S. Declaration of War
Students examine Japanese internment camps of World War II. In this World War II lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to research the evacuation process and life within the internment camps. Students discuss the racial bias of the act.
Sixth graders examine the lives of Americans who served their communities. In this Reconstruction to World War II lesson, 6th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to explore the life of Langston Hughes. Students share the accomplishments of other Americans who contributed to their communities. Links are provided to Library of Congress primary sources as well as other files and documents.
Tenth graders examine Hitler's occupation of Europe and the Allies' efforts to fight it.  In this World War II lesson, 10th graders examine how World War II changed American society, especially for women.  Students analyze a print ad from the period and compare it to an ad for a similar product today. 
Students employ primary resources to investigate the rise and decline of a canteen in World War II. The significance of volunteerism and the use of the railroad for troop transportation are examined.
Twelfth graders examine Hitler's rise to power leading up to World War II. and how the Treaty of Versailles contributed to Hitler's rise to power in Germany. They identify the important countries involved in the beginning of World War II.
Tenth graders describe roles of key figures in the Pacific Theater of war during World War II.  In this American History lesson, 10th graders research key events of the Pacific Theater of War during World War II.  Students analyze primary source documents from World War II.
In this online interactive history learning exercise, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about the causes and effects of World War II.
Seventh graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War II lesson, students explore the Japanese Internment Camps of the war as they examine photographs from the Library of Congress Students discuss race relations during World War II.