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Pupils articulate the overall Allied strategy for 1944-1945 and assess how successful it was. They explore the importance of the Normandy invasion to the Allied strategy, and the effectiveness of the bombing of key German cities.
Students read primary source documents from Eisenhower during World War II. They discover his personality and determine how he was successful during the D-Day operations. They write their own example of motivation to others.
Young scholars research a leader involved in the Normandy invasion. They write an objective piece of exposition about their leader and the Normandy Invasion and creative piece which elaborates the historical facts.
Students read and analyze newspaper accounts of Holocaust-related items in various WWII newspapers. They discuss the physical placement of Holocaust-related news items to other news items in the same paper.
Students explore the ways in which the USSR, the United States, and Britain differed on the future of Germany. They understand why and how the United States attempted to preserve the Grand Alliance as American diplomats addressed European issues. Students utilize excelent websites and documents imbedded in this plan.
Students examine the Journalist perspective. In this WWII lesson, students act as journalists and create a "Commemorative Historical Magazine" based on events leading up to the United States role in WWII. Students will design their magazine and its cover, write articles for the magazine, create a political cartoon, and analyze the design and mission of WWII propaganda posters.
In this battles and events of World War II study guide worksheet, students read the notes provided and add notes of their own.
In this D-Day learning exercise, learners complete activities such as complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling sequencing, scrambled sentences, asking questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for D-Day.
After reading personal accounts and watching the video entitled, European Theater during WWII, learners write a letter. They use what they know about the Battle of the Bulge, WWII warfare, and the time period to compose a letter home in the voice of a soldier on either the American or German side of the war.
Middle schoolers explore U.S. history by viewing a video clip in class. In this World War II lesson, students read assigned text from their history books about the U.S. Allies in the war. Middle schoolers view the intro to "Saving Private Ryan" create class poster presentations about the WWII battles.
For this President Dwight Eisenhower worksheet, learners read a 2 page article on the President, answer 5 questions with multiple choice answers and 5 short answer questions.
Students discuss how much effort and planning would therefore be needed to plan a secret invasion such as D-Day. They use library and Internet resources to find out what strategies were employed on D-Day and what the results of D-Day were.
Introduce learners to the president who was revered for his military service, political moderation, and national improvements.
Students read a section of Sidney Montz's D-Day diary, focusing on understanding new vocabulary and examining diaries as primary source documents. They answer questions and discuss the diary.
Students examine the events surrounding the D-Day invasion. They watch and discuss a documentary, answer discussion questions, conduct Internet research, simulate war correspondents going ashore, and create a multimedia presentation.
Students investigate how women obtained the right to vote. They view photos of protestors in front of the White House, discuss why women had not been given the right to vote in small groups, evaluate photos, and read the play "Failure is Impossible" by Rosemary H. Knower.
Students consider how World War II impacted Europe. In this D-Day instructional activity, students visit selected websites to discover information about the invasion, its conditions, and the people who fought. Suggested activities are included for students ages 7-16.
In this Northern Europe instructional activity, students complete a graphic organizer while reading several passages about technology, art, and the treatment of women, then answer five comprehension questions.
In this historical perspectives activity, students read a 2-page selection about Northern Europe of the past and today and then respond to 5 short answer questions and compete a graphic organizer based on the information.
For this World War II worksheet, students respond to 49 fill in the blank questions about the causes, events, and culmination of the war. The PowerPoint presentation is not included.

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