Invasion of Normandy Teacher Resources
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Victory and the New Order in Europe
High schoolers 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.
Commemorative Historical Magazine
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.
Where in the World War? Mapping the Geography of D-Day
Students examine how to read maps for historical information. They listen to a lecture on the history of D-Day, analyze a historical map of the invasion of Normandy, and answer discussion questions.
Victory in Europe, 1944- 1945
Students 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.
The Normandy Invasion
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.
ï»¿In this D-Day activity, students 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.
Battle of the Bulge: America Responds to a German Surprize
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.
WWII: Allies Turn the Tables
Students 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. Students view the intro to "Saving Private Ryan" create class poster presentations about the WWII battles.
President Dwight Eisenhower
In this President Dwight Eisenhower worksheet, students read a 2 page article on the President, answer 5 questions with multiple choice answers and 5 short answer questions.
Message Drafted by General Eisenhower in Case the D-Day Invasion Failed
Young scholars 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.
Why Study President Eisenhower?
Introduce learners to the president who was revered for his military service, political moderation, and national improvements.
Battles and Events of World War II
In this battles and events of World War II study guide worksheet, pupils read the notes provided and add notes of their own.
In His Own Words Primary Documents: Analyzing a D-Day Diary
Learners 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.
D-Day: A Call to Courage
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.
Women's Suffrage/Created Equal?
Learners 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.
Memories of War
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 historical perspectives worksheet, 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.
World War Two PowerPoint (Part Two): An Overview and Canada’s Role
In this World War II worksheet, learners respond to 49 fill in the blank questions about the causes, events, and culmination of the war. The PowerPoint presentation is not included.
In this D-Day instructional activity, students read information about D-Day. Students then research D-Day and World War II and write a research report about it.