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Seventh graders examine the conditions of the homefront during World War II. Using propaganda, they discuss its role and how it affected people who viewed it. They identify the role citizens played during the war and create their own poster for the War on Terror.
Students view a film about warships during World War II. They discover the job of a seaman and what impact veterens have on the world today. They also examine the lasting effects of the war.
Learners explore the plight of African Americans and Japanese Americans during World War II. From analyzing video-taped interviews and reading historical narratives, students explore determine if the four freedoms apply to racial minorities living in the United States during this time. Learners write a summary of their findings.
In this military history assignment, research provides a foundation for a report on the United States' strategy for a specific battle during World War II. This resource does not include recommended sources of information or a rubric. Without any adaptations, this could be a bland assignment.
Students investigate the events leading up to WWII, using hand-outs, worksheets, and supplementary activities.
Students define propaganda and list the various propaganda techniques used to influence people. They identify propaganda methods used by the American Government to encourage Americans to support the war effort
Ninth graders focus on how filmmakers have changed their view of the Second World War. They create portfolios or their own documentary to investigate the various screen interpretations of the wartime era and explain different points of view on the same historical event.
Students examine world geography by viewing a documentary film in class. In this World War II lesson, students discuss the role Hawaii played in the great battle and what type conflicts happened among the island chain. Students view a Japanese internment video and answer study questions based on the facts.
In this World War II battles worksheet, students complete an on-line quiz, choosing questions and matching answers. Students score 1 point for each correct answer; a printed version is available.
Students explore the history, rationale and ethics of civilian bombing in times of war. They consider war strategy, the laws and conventions of war and international implications.
Ninth graders explore how the rise of dictators led to the start of World War II. They identify and explain the main causes for World War II and they explain the causes for the rise of dictators during the 1920's.
In this World War II worksheet, students link to selected websites and then respond to 29 short answer questions using the information presented in the websites.
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 of information on each of the eight slides allows instructors to develop a full, rich discussion around each image.
In this World War II worksheet, learners respond to 49 fill in the blank questions about the causes, events, and culmination of the war. The PowerPoint presentation is not included.
To most modern Americans, the idea that many aspects of society were once segregated is astonishing. Explore Truman's decision to desegregate the armed forces with your high schoolers. The first two days of this three-day plan are spent reading, annotating, and clarifying four documents. On the third day, small groups discuss the material. Pupils synthesize the information by composing a letter to the editor.
What role did astronomy play in the liberation of France during World War II? Bring literacy and history into science with a cross-curricular activity that examines the importance of weather stations and moon phases in the invasion of Normandy. After completing an engaging reading from a science journal article, middle schoolers answer a series of reading comprehension and analysis questions. The activity would work great while teaching moon phases to help answer the question, "Why should I care?"
High schoolers 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.
Young scholars examine the role of the United States in World War II. Using primary source documents, they discover the impact the war had on the home front. They explain the Allied wartime strategy, noting the important battles in the Pacific. They discuss the internment of Japanese Americans and the limit on German and Italian immigrants. They analyze the decision to give aid to Western Europe after the war was over.
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.
Young scholars interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this integration of baseball lesson, students examine sources regarding the Jim Crow laws, Jackie Robinson, and race relations during World War II. Young scholars analyze documents and write essays that address the topics.