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Students 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 primary and secondary documents about life on the homefront during World War II. In this World War II lesson, 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. For 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.
What role did astronomy play in the liberation of France during World War II? Bring literacy and history into science with a cross-curricular lesson that examines the importance of weather stations and moon phases in the invasion of Normandy. After completing an engaging reading from a science journal article, middle schoolers answer a series of reading comprehension and analysis questions. The lesson would work great while teaching moon phases to help answer the question, "Why should I care?"
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 activity.
Young scholars explore World War II. In this World War II instructional activity, students discover how volunteerism demonstrates civic responsibility. The instructional activity 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.
What was the true meaning behind WWII propaganda posters? Historians analyze images from the U.S., Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union, sharing findings in small groups. A poster analysis worksheet and all posters are included as links. Essay prompts are included to synthesize learning and encourage critical thinking about multiple images. Group size can be adjusted, and a final sharing among groups may be helpful to give everyone the full range of images.
Students investigate four main issues of concern between US and Japan prior to US involvement in World War II. In this role play lesson, students will take the role of US and Japanese negotiators trying to find a diplomatic solution to these four problems by working in pairs to work out an agreement between the two sides. Students will be asked to share the results of their conference and if they succeeded or failed to reach an agreement.
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.
Learners explore why the world was plunged into a second global conflict after just two decades after World War I. They create a graphic organizer on the causes of WWII from lecture and textbook readings then write a letter to the editor about the Munich Conference from the viewpoint of a particular country.