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Beware of the Dog - Crossing Borders
Roald Dahl’s classic World War II short story, “Beware of the Dog” is the focus of a close reading exercise that asks learners to respond to text-dependent questions with evidence drawn from the story. Participants record responses on the provided evidence chart and use these notes for the culminating analytic essay.
9th - 11th Language Arts 34 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Was the United States Justified in Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
As the culminating activity in a unit study of World War II, class members prepare for and engage in a Socratic seminar that considers whether the United States was justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Carefully scaffolded activities model for learners how to analyze an argument, how to collect evidence, and how to prepare for a Socratic seminar.
6th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Tejana Military Members in World War II
Seventh graders discover who the Tejanas were and how they contributed to World War II. In this World War II lesson, 7th graders listen to their instructor discuss who the Tejanas were prior to researching the contributions of three of the women to the war.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Firestorms: The Bombing of Civilians in World War II
Students examine the implication of civilian targets in war. In this World War II instructional activity, students investigate the history of bombing practices in war. Students zero in on World War II bombing practices as they discuss precision and area bombing as well as atomic bombs.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 55 Downloads
New Review The House Un-American Activities Committee
Was the House Un-American Activities Committee justified in investigating subversive influences in the entertainment industry? Part two of the three-part series of lessons that examine the anti-communism movement after World War II, focuses on the HUAC investigation of the entertainment industry and the Hiss-Chambers Hearings.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
'The Century's Bitterest Journalistic Failure'? Considering Times Coverage of the Holocaust
Rich with primary sources and additional resources, this plan asks class members to think critically about newspaper coverage of the Holocaust. Focusing in particular on the analysis of the article "150th Anniversary: 1851-2001: Turning Away From the Holocaust" by Max Frankel, learners evaluate the role of journalism in the Holocaust and World War II.
7th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 19 Downloads
Was the Internment of Japanese-Americans Constitutional?
The legality of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is the topic of an extended controversial issue discussion. After examining a series of primary and secondary source materials, teams of four, two who argue the internment was constitutional, two who argue it was not constitutional, present evidence to support their point of view.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 37 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dr. Seuss Takes on Charles Lindbergh
Students study the leaders of the isolationist movement within the United States and the causes of the isolationist movement, they recognize and compare the perceptions of both the isolationists within the US and those who took a more global view.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 38 Downloads
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel
Jamie Ford’s historical novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, explores the relationship between a young Chinese American boy and a Japanese American girl set against the backdrop of Seattle during World War II. The teaching guide for this award winning novel provides rich discussion questions, historical background on the internment camps, writing prompts, a vocabulary list, and extension activities.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fly Girls: Women Aviators in World War II
Students explore contributions of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II, examine portrayals of women in World War II posters and newsreels, compare and contrast them with personal recollections of the WASPs, and demonstrate understanding of importance of WASP program, which enhanced careers for women in aviation.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 50 Downloads
World War Two Causes
Background sheets, crossword puzzles, graphic organizers... oh my! If you're searching for a range of activities and worksheets on the subject of the onset of World War II, then this is the booklet for you. Featured topics include the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Hitler's rise to power, the failure of appeasement, and the first German invasions of the war.
5th - 10th Language Arts 230 Views 193 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Reemergence of the “Vanishing Americans” ‐ Native Americans and World War II
Discover the many contributions and sacrifices of Native Americans during World War II. After gaining background information through a detailed PowerPoint presentation and guided notes, your young historians will participate in a jigsaw reading activity on such topics as Navajo code talkers and discrimination against Native Americans during the war.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Victory and the New Order in Europe
Young scholars explore the ways in which the USSR, the United States, and Britain differed on the future of Germany. They understand why and how the United States attempted to preserve the Grand Alliance as American diplomats addressed European issues.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 20 Downloads
Introduction to the Holocaust
Students examine the events surrounding the Holocaust in World War II. After viewing a clip from "The War", they work together in groups to research the various responses from governments on the tradegy. To end the lesson, they write a journal entry about how to remember the victims and support the survivors.
9th - 12th Language Arts 50 Views 236 Downloads
World War II
Fifth graders examine primary sources to explore the events leading to World War II. In this World War II instructional activity, 5th graders develop questions and research answers from information found in primary documents. Students view a video clip and complete a worksheet related to World War II events.
5th Social Studies & History 23 Views 211 Downloads
World War II: A Compartive Study through Literature
Students examine World War II through the use of literature. As a class, they brainstorm a list of words they relate to the war itself. In groups, they read various novels and view photographs showing the experiences of the Jews, British, Japanese and Germans throughout the war.
11th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 51 Downloads