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Who Was More American: Japanese-Americans Who Dissented Against Internment or Those that Supported the War Effort?
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.
8th - 12th Language Arts 59 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
U.S. Entry into WWII and Changes in Dissension Attitude
Eleventh graders describe the causes for dissention prior to US involvement in WWII. They explain the causes for US entry into the war and synthesize the change in the attitudes in some dissenters during the war.
11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 29 Downloads
World War II: The Pacific
Learners explore the events in the pacific during World War II. In this World War II lesson plan, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 67 Downloads
Battle of the Bulge: America Responds to a German Surprize
After reading personal accounts and watching the video entitled, European Theater during WWII, learners write a letter. They use what they know about the Battle of the Bulge, WWII warfare, and the time period to compose a letter home in the voice of a soldier on either the American or German side of the war.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Originating from the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, here is a resource to support your world historians in their study of World War II, the Holocaust, your cultural scholars learning about anti-semitism, or your readers as they dig into The Diary of Anne Frank or Elie Weisel's Night.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Japan in the World Since 1945
What have US-Japanese relations been like since the conclusion of World War II? Why do some commentators identify Japan's postwar years as a subordinate independence? Invite your young historians to research Japan's status in the world community following the end of an era of Japanese imperialism, as well as Japan's subsequent political and economic development as a nation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
World War Two : Asia and the Pacific 1941 - 1945 Map
On a Monday in August, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima. Watch the allies gain control over the surrounding islands before deciding to drop the atomic bomb. Use this video to spark a debate: was dropping an atomic bomb necessary to end the war?
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
WWII: Allies Turn the Tables
Students explore U.S. history by viewing a video clip in class. In this World War II lesson, students read assigned text from their history books about the U.S. Allies in the war. Students view the intro to "Saving Private Ryan" create class poster presentations about the WWII battles.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 14 Views 50 Downloads
Through the Eyes of Al McIntosh
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
How "Grand" and "Allied" was the Grand Alliance?
Students examine the Grand Alliance between the U.S., Great Britain, and the Soviet Union during World War II. They analyze primary sources, examine maps, answer discussion questions, conduct research, and write an essay.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Home Front: How Did People Prepare for the War at Home?
Wars have a profound effect not only on a country's soldiers, but also on the everyday lives of its citizens. Invite your young historians to discover how Britain prepared for the Second World War by analyzing a series of government posters regarding rationing, evacuation, and anti-German propaganda.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Chicago Tribune vs. US (1942): When Does Freedom of the Press Go Too Far?
Students define freedom of the press in peace and war time. As a class, they identify the need for the public to be informed, but discuss where the line should be drawn to protect national security. They develop their arguments and participate in a mock trial simulation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 36 Downloads
Combat and War: Exploring Attitudes and Experiences
Students examine the varying attitudes and experiences faced by those during World War II. After watching a clip from "The War", they work together in groups to discuss different perspectives of the same battle. They also examine how soliders must change their thinking in order to kill day after day in a combat situation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 21 Downloads
The Declaration of War Against Japan and Just War Theory
Students examine the attack on Pearl Harbor and how it changed the history of the United States. After watching a video from "The War", they discuss the characteristics of a "just war" and identify the laws in international warfare. They read FDR's speech declaring war on Japan and discuss how it affected the public.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 52 Downloads
On The Home Front
Students write their responses to five questions about their home town. After watching an excerpt from "The War", they work together in groups to identify the characteristics of the four towns in the movie into a graphic organizer. They discuss the various activities and challenges each town faced.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 37 Downloads
Lesson 3: Japan's "Southern Advance" and the March toward War, 1940-1941
High school historians interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources to decide if the southern advance was a reckless step toward war, or if it was reasonable. They research the Japanese southern advance tactics during the war and how the United States responded to it.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
WWII Project Outline
Work together as a class and get to know the ins and outs of World War II with this engaging collaborative project. Class members are broken into groups to research particular war topics, from life on the home front to the Holocaust and the Manhattan Project, and to then demonstrate their research in a creative way.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable