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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.
Students examine the overall strategy pursued by the Allies in the final moths of World War II in Europe by examining military documents and consulting an interactive map of the European theater.
Students 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 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 consider how World War II impacted Europe. In this D-Day lesson, 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 battles and events of World War II study guide worksheet, students read the notes provided and add notes of their own.
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.
Discover the many contributions and sacrifices of Native Americans during World War II. After gaining background information through a detailed PowerPoint presentation and guided notes, your young historians will participate in a jigsaw reading activity on such topics as Navajo code talkers and discrimination against Native Americans during the war.
Students analyze statistical data from World War II and D-Day.  In this middle or high school mathematics lesson, students investigate the scope and size of World War II and D-Day by charting and graphing statistics and interpreting their findings. 
In this D-Day worksheet, students read information about D-Day. Students then research D-Day and World War II and write a research report about it.
Students examine the preparations for the invasion of France on June 6, 1944. After viewing a clip from "The War", they identify the demands and concerns of all military leaders for this invasion. They use maps to examine the geographical challenges and discuss the sacrifice of the soliders on that fateful day.
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.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this World War II lesson, students research the implications of the use of nuclear weapons to end the war in the Pacific.  Students determine and defend their stance regarding the topic.
In this Cold War worksheet, students read a 4-paragraph selection about post World War II diplomacy and then list key dates and events noted in the selection.
In this World War II worksheet, students read a 1-page selection about D-Day, examine the listed Internet sources on the topic, and then respond to 8 short answer questions about the information presented.
In this chronological history worksheet, students put the 15 listed World War II battles in chronological order using the provided graphic organizer.
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 plan 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 plan would work great while teaching moon phases to help answer the question, "Why should I care?"
In this military history assignment, research provides a foundation for a report on the United States' strategy for a specific battle during World War II. This resource does not include recommended sources of information or a rubric. Without any adaptations, this could be a bland assignment.
Students create and break codes. In this code-breaking lesson plan, the teacher demonstrates how to decipher codes, then students work in small groups to create a coded message for another group to decode. The class examine why writing and breaking codes are important and how this can be used as a war tactic.
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.

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