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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.
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.
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 Germany's military expansion and the war's overall impact on the civilian population. As Mr.Green explains, it doesn't provide a detailed synopsis of the war, but the resource instead offers "perspective on how the most destructive war in human history happened and why it still matters globally." 
In this World War II worksheet, students answer short answer questions about the history and geography of World War II. Students complete 13 questions.
Students 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 lesson 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
With over 12 million people slaughtered, both military and civilian, World War II is our most destructive war to date. This shows the occupation of both the Allied and Axis troops throughout Europe and even into Northern Africa. While the visual representation is done very nicely, the narrator runs through dates quite quickly.
Eleventh graders read and analyze primary source documents from World War II. They are to create a timeline of the important events by using the sources.
High schoolers examine historical events of the 1920s, World War II and the Cold War. They discover how literature reflects the economic, political, social, religious and historical concerns of a culture. Students compare literature writings to the "Age of Anxiety." Additional cross curriculum activities are listed.
Eleventh graders analyze the geography, actions, and relationships of countries involved in World War II. They create a map of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Pacific, and analyze and evaluate their self-made map of Europe and the Pacific. Students then write a paragraph about what they would do if they were a certain nation during the war.
Students work in pairs to draw their own maps as specified of World War II areas. When all projects have been completed let one group at a time share their assignments with the rest of the class. Compile all the maps into a classroom book about World War II.
Students explore the Pacific Theatre of War. In this World War II lesson, students use reference material to access information about significant locations in the Pacific Theatre of War. Students identify the locations of the listed places using the resource materials.
Students explore the nature of island combat on Iwo Jima during World War II. They examine the association between the Pacific Theater of World War II and Iwo Jima. Students evaluate Charles Lindberg's oral history, propaganda posters, maps and military photographs in their analysis.
Seventh graders examine the battle of Iwo Jima. They discuss the nature of island combat on Iwo Jima and the Pacific Theater of World War II. Students examine Charles W. Lindberg's oral history, propaganda posters and photographs. They complete a worksheet over Iwo Jima.