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Students examine the role of women in World War II. For this World War II lesson, students analyze editorial cartoons pertaining to the working women of World War II.
In this real world example, learners collect information about the National debt, plot the data, and determine whether an exponential curve is a good fit for the data. They compare common traits and differences in changes in the debt during the Civil War, WWI, and WWII.
Eleventh graders differentiate between inflation and hyperinflation. They explain the economic conditions in Germany before WWII and the roles of government in a market economy. They analyze the importance of keeping inflation under control in an industrialized country.
Students are introduced to the variety of resources that are available to them online with regards to national archives and enlistment records. Individually, they use the database to find someone they know who enlisted before or during World War II and share their results. In groups, they research the various races, education, martial status and occupations of those enlisted as well.
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.
Students consider what it takes to rebuild a country. In this current events lesson, students access a PBS news video about Haiti online, watch it, and then complete activities that require them to examine U.S. foreign policy and consider the importance of rebuilding the nation.
The end of WWII brought big changes around the world, not the least of which occur in the increasingly decolonized continent of Africa. This slideshow details the developing countries of Ghana, Kenya, Congo, Nigeria, and South Africa, to name a few. Viewers will be outraged over the violation of civil liberties in these countries as they work on becoming more developed - and in some cases, more dangerous.
Students examine the principles and history of the United Nations. They read and discuss a handout, define key vocabulary terms, conduct Internet research, summarize UN positions on treaties, and write a summary on a non-governmental organization.
Students come up with conflict resolution strategies dealing with World War II. In this history lesson, students learn about the United Nations and conduct internet research to answer questions. Students then take their research and create a way to inform others about conflicts and resolution ideas that may have been effective during that time period.
Eleventh graders analyze the geography, actions, and relationships of countries involved in World War II. They create a map of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Pacific, and analyze and evaluate their self-made map of Europe and the Pacific. Students then write a paragraph about what they would do if they were a certain nation during the war.
Students read and analyze poems written by African American women during World War II. They read the poems, complete discussion questions, participate in a class discussion, and write an original poem about the African American experience during WWII.
Students analyze statistics from D-Day and World War II. They examine the size and scope of WWII, create three types of graphs, chart and graph statistics, answer interpretive questions, and analyze their results.
High schoolers are introduced to the experiences of various groups of Americans at home during WWII, highlighting race, gender, and ethnicity. They improve their ability to analyze and interpret historical documents and images.
Tenth graders research a topic related to World War II. They explore the causes and legacy of WWII, the European Theater of Operations, the Pacific Theater of Operations, Diversity in WWII, Women in WWII, and the Homefront. Students create a website about World War II.
Pupils research how the capture of a German submarine by the Allies affected the outcome of WWII. In this WWII lesson plan, students complete a KWL chart. Pupils research primary source documents online and answer discussion questions.
Fifth graders study the social effects of World War II on America. In this WWII effects lesson, 5th graders read paragraphs about the history of World War II. Students watch a video about the period and formulate questions for Veterans of the war. Students listen to a WWII veteran and write a summary of what they've learned.
Students study the history of South Carolina and the impact World War II had on the state. In this WWII history instructional activity, students research the social effects incurred from WWII on the people of South Carolina. Students develop an outline of events and find pictures to create a Photostory presentation of their research. Students write a dialogue to correlate with their pictures.
Learners use the Internet, books and lecture to research the integration of military pilots in WWII. They examine the experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen in particular and consider contributions of early African American aviators.
High schoolers explore ancestry and immigration. In this Canadian immigration lesson, students interview their family members to identify their cultural history. They compose an essay that compares Filipino immigration stories to those of the Squamish Nation, and present their essays in class.
High schoolers examine the impact baseball had politically and culturally upon the nation and the world from 1940-1950. Students study about, discuss, and take notes about historically significant events and baseball players' contributions during this time.

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