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Bring U.S. history to your language arts class with this lesson. Middle schoolers complete an interview for an oral history project, and discuss the importance of oral histories - and how they embellish written accounts. They write questions, interview, and write a report analyzing their findings, connecting with the era of the person interviewed.
Third graders explore WWII by analyzing technological advances. In this invention lesson, 3rd graders discuss the use of the Enigma machine which decoded private German messages that communicated with U-boats. Students utilize a timeline to describe how the Enigma machine helped end WWII.
Explore the causes and effects off WWII. Starting with the Stalin Revolution, moving to the Great Depression, and ending with the effects of WWII, this PowerPoint is a must-use classroom accompaniment. While each slide includes a lot of information, it is broken into bullets which is good for taking notes. This is a complete overview of this time period, further details and images would nicely round out this resource.
Using complete sentences and the five-W's as guidance, learners will respond to three short-answer questions about WWII. They'll discuss Mussolini's role, the ideologies of nationalism and anti-Semitism that led to the Holocaust, and the Bataan Death March. Great to use prior to an end of the unit exam. 
Our site has several excellent presentations, created by this same author. Here is a 14-page guide, that asks questions related to an amazing PowerPoint. Each page contains questions related to the WWII era and will help learners stay focused while they follow along throughout discussion or lecture. Note: This is specific to a particular resource but could be used in a variety of different ways.
What was the true meaning behind WWII propaganda posters? Historians analyze images from the U.S., Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union, sharing findings in small groups. A poster analysis worksheet and all posters are included as links. Essay prompts are included to synthesize learning and encourage critical thinking about multiple images. Group size can be adjusted, and a final sharing among groups may be helpful to give everyone the full range of images.
This PowerPoint clearly outlines many elements that contributed to the Allied Forces winning WWII. Topics covered are wartime technology, D-Day, The Holocaust, Perl Harbor, the Atomic Bomb and how winning the war changed the face of the world. This woud be a great resource to view during a class discussion or as a test review.
Ninth graders play the Alliance simulation game, which allows them to explain how alliances made before WWI influenced the makeup of the war and its outcome.
Students read about immigration to the U.S. during the Holocaust. In this immigration lesson, students write answers to discussion questions. Students role play members of the 1951 U.N. conference and create guidelines for an international treaty on refugees.
Ninth graders determine that nationality is not defined by race, especially in the United States. They group into teacher created dyads with eight pictures. Four pictures are of American citizens (multiracial representations), and the remaining 4 pictures are of people from other countries (including Europeans). They sort the pictures into two categories: Which are American citizens and which are not?
Young scholars identify consequences to the resistance of the draft in Arkansas during World War II. They role-play scripts of local board members who were Southern businessmen, farmers; and conscientious objectors, their friends, families, or co-workers.
Students examine the discrimination experienced by black servicemen during World War II. They read and analyze an official memo written in 1943, complete worksheet questions, and participate in a class discussion.
Students analyze primary sources (photographs) for evidence of American military technology during WWII. They debate the use of the Atomic Bomb. Students view the Rosenthal image. They discuss the image in detail.
Eleventh graders examine the effects of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. In this US History lesson, 11th graders analyze primary source photographs in order to understand the daily life of the Japanese in the camps.  Students explore the legality of these internment camps based on the Constitution.
Students examine several narratives exploring attitudes to World War II involvement at the time. They develop their own opinions and write a fictional personal narrative to record their observations.
The Navajo Code Talkers played an impressive role during WWII; young cryptologists research this group and practice some decoding skills of their own. Hook kids by playing the clip from National Treasure (about three minutes long), and explain that this isn't a skill only for the movies. As a group, examine the Navajo Code Talkers website, asking scholars to record a few interesting facts as you discuss this group. They discuss numeric patterns, solving a few together and then visiting a website where they see how to make a number grid cipher. Finally, they create their own code and challenge a classmate. The best part? Their code is one of the facts they learned earlier. All online resources are linked.
Students research the orgins and early events of World War II using online and off line resources. They conduct an interview with a local World War II veteral and present their findings to the class.
Students comprehend how the Atomic Bomb affected humanity and ended WWII. They comprehend how the Atomic Bomb affected: scientists, Japanese citizens, and US leaders. Students receive a copy of Hiroshima, Readers Theater Rubiv. They evaluate their effort to Part 1 of the rubic.
Young scholars examine the causes and effects of World War II and the European dictators who began the war. In this World War II lesson, students explore questions regarding the Nations involved during World War II, and participate in several online activities that pertain to the questions regarding the countries involved in the war. Young scholars then examine the types of literature that was produced during the WWII era.
Young scholars read and complete activities about the Aleut tribe and Russian impact on the people. In this Aleut and Russian history lesson, students read a passage about the history between the Russians and the Aleut tribe. Young scholars write a journal entry, a letter to a friend, and a speech from the President of the United States' perspective to the Aleut people.

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