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Students examine primary and secondary documents about life on the homefront during World War II. In this World War II activity, 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.
Eleventh graders use the internet to read primary source documents from the World War II era. In groups, they research the role of the USO during this time period and watch a recent film. They role play different roles in the USO and write journal entries from the point of view of someone who worked in the USO itself. To end the lesson, they develop proper interview questions to ask someone who did this work and share their responses with the class.
Students complete a web-quest into a day in the life of a World War II soldier. In this webquest activity, students investigate what life was like for soldiers on the front lines during the second World War. They use note taking skills while visiting teacher assigned web sites before sharing what they learned about the topic.
Young scholars examine world history by writing an essay in class. In this World War II lesson, students identify the attack on Pearl Harbor, the response from the U.S and the effect it had on Japanese-Americans. Young scholars define Japanese internment and write a five paragraph essay regarding the situation.
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.