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Was the United States Justified in Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
As the culminating activity in a unit study of World War II, class members prepare for and engage in a Socratic seminar that considers whether the United States was justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki....
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Beware of the Dog - Crossing Borders
Roald Dahl’s classic World War II short story, “Beware of the Dog” is the focus of a close reading exercise that asks learners to respond to text-dependent questions with evidence drawn from the story. Participants record responses on...
9th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
World War II in Photographs
A picture is worth a thousand words, and this activity is worth so much more! Learners closely analyze a series of photographs from World War II, matching them with their appropriate captions and sequencing them into a correct timeline.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
World War II
What's great about this summary of World War II is that in addition to reviewing pivotal events and players, the narrator describes the war's connection to countries beyond the core Axis and Allies. It also emphasizes causes behind...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
African Americans in World War II: Staging a Double V Campaign in the Classroom
The feelings and attitudes of African-Americans during World War II are examined by high schoolers. After watching various clips from "The War," they answer comprehension questions for each section. In groups, they create their own...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Basil Heatter, "The Long Night of the Little Boats"
“It was a miracle.” Basil Heatter’s “The Long Night of the Little Boats,” which details the miraculous rescue of the British army from the shores of Dunkirk in 1940, is featured in a series of exercises that ask class members to read,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Learning From World War II and Connecting It to the Present
Compare and contrast World War II to the Iraqi war with this lesson. After watching a film, they use supporting evidence to support their point of view of the conflicts. Using the internet, they create a presentation to share with the...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Firestorms: The Bombing of Civilians in World War II
Students examine the implication of civilian targets in war. In this World War II lesson plan, students investigate the history of bombing practices in war. Students zero in on World War II bombing practices as they discuss precision and...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
World War II Part 1
Recap the United States' involvement in World War II, beginning with a description of how America's isolationist foreign policy had been shaped prior to the outbreak of war. The video then continues by discussing the attack on Pearl...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
As World War II Turns. . .Major Events and Turning Points
Class members examine primary and secondary source materials that center on events leading up US involvement in World War II, as well as turning points in the war like the D-Day invasion, the battle at Stalingrad, and the dropping of the...
7th Social Studies & History
The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Take an in-depth look at the historical events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in this 69-slide PowerPoint. Photos, facts, and transcripts are outlined in this presentation in order to answer the stated essential question in slide 2: "What...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Lessons from the Holocaust
This lesson plan includes an excellent informational text with background information on the Holocaust, as well as worksheets, book report guidelines, and discussion questions on Lois Lowry's Number the Stars. There is also an extension...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Brief American Pageant: American in World War II
From the home front to the middle of Europe, America's presence in World War II was forever transitioning with the strain of war. The variety of maps and charts offered in this presentation helps to contextualize the 1940's. The amount...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History