World War II Influential Leaders Teacher Resources
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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.
Students examine the implication of civilian targets in war. In this World War II lesson, 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. Students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to role play nations in attendance at a new Hague Convention.
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. Included in the packet are teacher instructions, questions template, the writing prompt, and sample essays. The richly detailed plan deserves a place in your curriculum library.
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.
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. Students write essays that compare the women's experiences in the war.
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. They compare and contrast the various experiences to end the instructional activity.
In this World War II worksheet, students review a chapter as they write 10 vocabulary words that match 10 descriptions, eliminate 4 false sentences, and identify 2 themes from the history of the World War II era.
Twelfth graders examine Hitler's rise to power leading up to World War II. and how the Treaty of Versailles contributed to Hitler's rise to power in Germany. They identify the important countries involved in the beginning of World War II.
Students read about America's participation in World War II. They study images, timelines, and other primary source documents.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about the causes and effects of World War II.
Students investigate World War II through the computer game Axis and Allies. They discuss the basics of World War II before playing the game, spend eight weeks playing the game that is a simulation of World War II, and write a report and conduct an interview with someone who lived through WWII.
Ninth graders review previously presented material on World War II and discover how the world was at that time. They, in groups, participate in map work designed to explain Axis and Allied countries using toy army men.
Ninth graders examine the results of the Yalta Conference on Europe after the war. They develop a PowerPoint presentation that compare the effects of World War I and World War II. They write a journal entry taking the point of view of an older German citizen.
Eleventh graders recognize why wars are started and identify and color 3 countries involved with World War II.
In this World War II worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the war and respond to 104 short answer questions.
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. The plan calls for a class discussion; create your own writing project to wrap up the activity.
Learners 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.
Learners 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.
In this online interactive history quiz activity, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about World War II. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this social studies worksheet, 5th graders answer multiple choice questions about World War II, the transcontinental railroad, slavery, and more. Students complete 25 questions.