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Young scholars create a Powerpoint presentation covering key information regarding a World War II battle and present the information to the class in the form of an oral presentation. They then will turn in a summary report including two potential test questions on the material presented.
Hone inquiry skills and help your high schoolers discover details about the sacrifices of men and women during World War II. They read The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw, interview veterans, and create PowerPoint presentations featuring their findings. Then, connect the lesson back to today: what sacrifices are we currently making for today's wars?
Ninth graders examine and discuss reasons United States occupied Japan after surrender in World War II, view photographs of Japan at end of War and explore how U.S. occupation affected Japan's political, economic, and social systems, and develop and share lists that describe Japan after World War II.
Students investigate the concept of oral history. They read chapter 10 of a history text that is provided through the school and the teacher should search for a text to provide the background knowledge. Students define and practice the use of oral history by telling stories.
Students examine World War II through the eyes of local journalists such as Al McIntosh. As a class, they discuss how stories about the war affects the public back at home. In groups, they compare and contrast how newspapers reported the news from the Civil War and World War II. They watch excerpts of "The War" and write their own editorials.