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World War II: Japanese-American Internment
Fifth graders read "The Bracelet" by Yoshiko Uchida and use it as a catalyst to discuss the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. They debate the morality of the internment, create Venn diagrams and chart important events from World War II.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
World War II: Bombs and Peace
Young scholars explore the final events and end of World War II. They examine the community impact of such events as the dropping of the dropping of atomic bombs, and President Roosevelt's death. Students prepare a presentation.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 9 Downloads
Sixth graders explore civil unrest by researching the Civil War. In this famous wars lesson, 6th graders research the terms of the Civil war and discuss the vast differences between it and World War II. Students view video footage discussing the war and complete worksheets demonstrating their research capabilities.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 38 Downloads
D-day Message from General Eisenhower to General Marshall
Students analyze a "top secret" document written by Eisenhower. They identify and chart cliches for those about to go into battle and read related poetry. They invite a veteran to describe the D-Day invasion.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 21 Downloads
My Secret War: Lesson 9
Fifth graders explore World War II by researching the Nazis. In this propaganda lesson, 5th graders discuss the role America played in World War II and how both Germans and Americans were subjected to propaganda. Students utilize a T-chart to analyze the differences between German and American propaganda.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
World War II Questions
In this World War II worksheet, students view a PowerPoint presentation on the war and then respond to 122 short answer questions about the content of the presentation. The PowerPoint presentation is not included with this worksheet.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 46 Downloads
The African-American Struggle for Equality in the World War II Era
High schoolers 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. High schoolers focus on the historical interpretation and the change over time.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
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 58 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Truman's Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
Eleventh graders investigate Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb. In this World War II lesson plan, 11th graders read and discuss articles regarding the use of the bomb (the articles are not included). Students then participate in an informal debate of the issue.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
New Review 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
Battle of Midway
Students examine the significance of Midway during World War II. They read first-hand accounts of the Battle of Midway, write a description of the course of the battle, explore various websites, and research local war memorials.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
"my Dear Little Boys..." Using Wwii Primary Documents: a Letter Home From the War
Students read letters written by soldiers during World War II in order to analyze the soldier's feelings about the war. They explain how these primary sources teach appreciation for the World War II soldier's experiences.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
The White Line - A One Act Play
Young scholars discuss amendments of the Constitution that cover due process and discuss them in relation to the play "The White Line". They determine how national security measures conflict with the issues of due process during wartime. They appreciate how World War II affected ethnic Italians in the United States.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
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 6 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
High schoolers 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