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Explore events prior to World War II. Learners view replicas of authentic photographs and hand written documents representing the viewpoints of Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain. They discuss alternate viewpoints, consider historical information, and construct opinions about Chamberlain's actions concerning appeasement.
Students investigate World War II through the computer game Axis and Allies. They discuss the basics of World War II before playing the game, spend eight weeks playing the game that is a simulation of World War II, and write a report and conduct an interview with someone who lived through WWII.
Students examine primary and secondary documents about life on the homefront during World War II. In this World War II lesson plan, 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.
Fifth graders examine primary sources to explore the events leading to World War II. In this World War II lesson, 5th graders develop questions and research answers from information found in primary documents. Students view a video clip and complete a worksheet related to World War II events.
Students explore World War II. In this World War II lesson, students discover how volunteerism demonstrates civic responsibility. The lesson uses World War II-era posters to appeal to the learners and help them to understand the particular needs of that time period and the ways in which the nation responded.
Students examine World War II through the use of literature. As a class, they brainstorm a list of words they relate to the war itself. In groups, they read various novels and view photographs showing the experiences of the Jews, British, Japanese and Germans throughout the war. They compare and contrast the various experiences to end the lesson plan.