World War II Teacher Resources

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Ninth graders examine how the U. S. was aided by the Allies in World War II before the U. S. declared war. They analyze the evolution of U. S. foreign policy from the beginning of WW II through U. S. Declaration of War
Students examine Japanese internment camps of World War II. In this World War II lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to research the evacuation process and life within the internment camps. Students discuss the racial bias of the act.
If you are looking for a creative way to review the historical figures and groups that influenced the events of World War II, this activity is for you. With a long list of resources, this activity could be used when you are assigning research on pertinent historical figures and groups. These include, Hitler, Mussolini, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Nazis. After pupils have conducted research, they answer questions about their topic.
Students examine world history by writing an essay in class. In this World War II lesson, students identify the attack on Pearl Harbor, the response from the U.S and the effect it had on Japanese-Americans. Students define Japanese internment and write a five paragraph essay regarding the situation.
Students create their own map of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Pacific. They locate, identify, and speak for one of the countries involved in World War II. Then they classify the country they represent as an Axis Power or as an Allied Power.
Sixth graders examine the lives of Americans who served their communities. In this Reconstruction to World War II lesson, 6th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to explore the life of Langston Hughes. Students share the accomplishments of other Americans who contributed to their communities. Links are provided to Library of Congress primary sources as well as other files and documents.
Tenth graders examine Hitler's occupation of Europe and the Allies' efforts to fight it.  In this World War II lesson plan, 10th graders examine how World War II changed American society, especially for women.  Students analyze a print ad from the period and compare it to an ad for a similar product today. 
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.
Students study the contributions of World War II veterans and how the contributions affected the United States in the past and now. They watch videos at a website that show Utah World War II stories. While studying, they attempt to put themselves in the role of those who were directly affected by the war.
Ninth graders explore the aftermath of World War II. In this World War II lesson, 9th graders investigate the consequences of the war as they complete a post-assessment project that requires them to compose essays on the topic.
Young scholars interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War II activity, students examine racial relations during the war and then examine propaganda techniques employed by the United States during the war.
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.
Tenth graders describe roles of key figures in the Pacific Theater of war during World War II.  For this American History lesson, 10th graders research key events of the Pacific Theater of War during World War II.  Students analyze primary source documents from World War II.
Learners examine the impact of World War II on local communities. For this World War II lesson, students conduct research in their community regarding World War II industries and government programs. Learners blog about their research findings and use the blog to collaborate to produce final projects.
Learners research how alternative sources were used during World War II when regular resources became scarce. They examine women's roles and the effects of a changed workforce and new technology on the standard of living in the US.
Eighth graders read the novel, Jacob Have I Loved and get an introduction to World War II.
Students read about America's participation in World War II. They study images, timelines, and other primary source documents.
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.
Students define World War II vocabulary through the creation of a WWII ABC book. In small groups, they conduct research, and design and publish an ABC book designed for elementary-level students.
Ninth graders examine and discuss reasons United States occupied Japan after surrender in World War II, view photographs of Japan at end of War and explore how U.S. occupation affected Japan's political, economic, and social systems, and develop and share lists that describe Japan after World War II.