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Students explore the events in the pacific during World War II. In this World War II lesson, students use reference material to access information about significant locations in the War. Student debate the use of the atomic bomb to end the war in the Pacific.
Fifth graders utilize primary sources provided to formulate questions to prepare for an interview. Veterans and civilians who lived during World War II are interviewed by students and their work displayed on a web site.
Students complete several creative writing assignments regarding the 33rd Infantry Division of Illinois, which was active during World War II. They discuss how this war brought about changes in the state of Illinois and specifically, the city of Chicago.
Young scholars respect and appreciate the challenges people faced during World War II. They develop the different perspectives on race during WWII. Students develop that the nation's actions may not exemplify a nation's stated ideals. Young scholars focus on the historical interpretation and the change over time.
Was the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II constitutional? Who was more American: Japanese-Americans who dissented against the internment or those who supported the war effort? Class members do a close reading of primary and secondary source materials to prepare for a Socratic seminar on these questions. The packet includes a rich assortment of primary and secondary source documents.
Students research the events and results of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. As a class, they discuss the role of the military in the entire European theater and write a paper describing the situations and conditions the soliders faced. They watch the clip from "The War" and compare and contrast the German and American experience in the battle.
Students examine the Battle of Midway during World War II through an interactive website. They analyze photographs and read the descriptions. They discuss the implications of the Battle at Midway to both sides of the war.
In this World War II worksheet, high schoolers answer short answer questions about the history and geography of World War II. Students complete 13 questions.
Using primary source documents, young historians explore the strategies the US used to defeat Japan during WWII. They also learn about the American military experience, and innovations that changed the style of warfare. Students benefit from  a graphic organizer, lecture, group work, discussion, and writing. Ultimately, individuals must write an essay that incorporates primary source information.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about World War II. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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 were Harry Truman's motivations for using the Atomic Bomb against Japan in World War II?" Note: This extensive slideshow will require at least an hour to get through with lecture and discussion. 
Learners read a variety of letters from soliders who were on the front lines during World War II. After viewing an excerpt from "The War", they answer discussion and comprehension questions based on the letters and video. To end the lesson, they pretend they are a solider during the war and write a letter home to their families.
What a fascinating topic to explore with your class! This activity focuses on the contributions of the Navajo people during World War II. Learners read the book Navajo Code Talkers by Andrew Santella, answer a series of comprehension questions about the text, and write a letter as a follow-up activity.
Young scholars discuss the decision after World War II of Japan's to follow a policy of pacifism. After reading an article, they identify the ways Japan is strengthening its military. They watch a video to discover how their Constitution was changed. To end the lesson, they write a paper arguing against or for Japan increasing its military.
In this World War II worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding U.S. involvement in the war and respond to 51 short answer questions.
Learners investigate how the Navajo Indians used codes to communicate in using algebraic concepts like matrices, inverse matrices, and matrix multiplication. They also research how the US used the coded language of the Navajo to fool the Japanese during World War II.
High schoolers discover the role of technology in 20th century conflicts. In this technological advancement lesson, students research how World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the War in Iraq were fought. High schoolers compose essays that highlight the tools and technology used in the conflicts.
High schoolers 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.
Students visit two sites about World War II. These sites show how war can impact a nation and how people have coped with life during years of war. Particular attention is paid to how the media covers the current war in Iraq.
Students explore the overall strategies pursued by the Japanese and the Allies in the initial months of World War II. What each side hoped to accomplish what what actually happened forms the basis of a comparison made in this lesson.