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Students identify, describe and discuss the reasons why Japanese-Americans were placed in internment camps and what life was like at these camps. Then they write an unsent letter to a family member on the East Coast describing their life in the internment camp. Finally, students respond to whether the US was or was not justified in enacting a policy of interning Japanese-American during WWII.
Take your class through the period between World War I and World War II. Covering various treaties and pacts between America and its neighbors - namely, Japan, Germany, and the Soviet Union- these slides could inspire some political discussions about America's reluctance to enter WWII until absolutely necessary. Some minor picture resizing could make the slides easier to read.
Students analyze human rights in the international community. In this human rights instructional activity, students explore the United Nations, and the Declaration of Human Rights. Students read about Aung San Suu Kyi and watch a video about human rights. Students analyze Kyi's writing and write a short speech addressing the United Nations.
With a combination of images, maps, and valuable information, this presentation is a strong resource for a history class that is coming out of a WWII unit and into a Cold War unit. Some points are outlined for students, while others are referenced only as images and depend on teacher and class discussion to be substantiated. The breadth of this slideshow lends well to use throughout a long-term unit, to be taken out when certain topics arise.
Students read accounts of children during the Holocaust and read Elie Wiesel's "Night". Using the internet, they share ideas and discuss topics with peers across the nation. They examine the role of the individual in the Holocaust and create a visual aid to accompany passages of "Night". Researching topics in groups, they gain more insight into the Holocaust.
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 discover how Japanese dissidents spoke out against the injustice practiced in Imperial Japan. In this Japanese history lesson, students listen to a lecture about the silent dissidents in the nation prior to World War II and the role they played in their government. Students draw comparisons between these dissidents and other dissidents in history. Students write their own war poems with dissident voices.
Young scholars explore why the world was plunged into a second global conflict after just two decades after World War I. They create a graphic organizer on the causes of WWII from lecture and textbook readings then write a letter to the editor about the Munich Conference from the viewpoint of a particular country.
Students examine the nations, battlefields, troop movement of the Germans through Belgium and the location of both fronts during World War I by creating a map. They visualize the strength of the Germans early in the war.
Seventh graders research and compare the similarities and differences between WWI, WWII and the War on Terror. They discuss and write about the social, economical and political climate prior to and during these conflicts.
Students explore the concept of geopolitical conflicts. In this Korean and Japanese relations instructional activity, students investigate the history of conflict between the nations. Students compose essays using their findings.
Students explore world history by completing World War II worksheets. In this Marshall Plan lesson plan, students identify the causes of WWII and define a list of vocabulary terms associated with the war. Students discuss George Marshall's plan to protect Europe and complete worksheets based on their WWII research.
Students define World War II vocabulary through the creation of a WWII ABC book. In small groups, they conduct research, and design and publish an ABC book designed for elementary-level students.
In this African history study guide worksheet, pupils read a brief overview pertaining to the history of Africa from 1500 to the present and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. Students also respond to 18 short answer questions regarding the topic.
Eleventh graders study the leadership decisions at the end of WWII.  In this World History lesson, 11th graders examine leadership decisions made by President Truman and General George C. Marshall.  Students interpret primary documents from the post WWII era.  
Students investigate World War II through the computer game Axis and Allies. They discuss the basics of World War II before playing the game, spend eight weeks playing the game that is a simulation of World War II, and write a report and conduct an interview with someone who lived through WWII.
Students use samll research groups, discussion and diversity beans to examine the role of individuals and governments in WWII.
Pupils examine the elements of heroism. They read excerpts written by Stephen Ambrose on D-Day and WWII, develop a list of heroic characteristics, and write an essay about what makes a hero.
Students gain an idea of southern life in post WWII and an understanding of familial relationships as presented in the play, A Streetcar Named Desire. They are introduced to the film genre and explore how versions of a play can compare and differ.
Students examine fairness in relation to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. In this equality lesson, students watch a video "Rabbit in the Moon" and discuss what happened to the Japanese Americans during WWII. Students use this as a catalyst to discuss stereotypes and the concept of equality.

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