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Eighth graders discuss memorials after reading assigned books. They create a memorial for a group which suffered during World War II. They write reflection papers and exhibit their memorials in the school boardroom.
Compare and contrast World War II to the Iraqi war with this lesson. After watching a film, they use supporting evidence to support their point of view of the conflicts. Using the internet, they create a presentation to share with the class what information they have gathered from examining World War II.
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 complete a web-quest into a day in the life of a World War II soldier. In this webquest lesson plan, students investigate what life was like for soldiers on the front lines during the second World War. They use note taking skills while visiting teacher assigned web sites before sharing what they learned about the topic.
Twelfth graders review facts about roles of Asia and Japan in World War II, read When My Name Was Keoko to familiarize themselves with daily life and historic events during World War II in Korea, and participate in student-led discussions on various themes following each chapter read.
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.
How did the women in France feel about their country’s involvement in World War II? Class groups are assigned a country involved in WWII, and individuals within the group adopt the point of view of leaders, laborers, businessmen, women, religious leaders, or philosophers. After researching the war from these multiple perspectives, individuals write a letter to the editor from the point of view of this person, and the groups present their findings. After all groups have presented, class members compose a reflective essay about what they have learned from the experience.
Students examine world history by writing an essay in class. In this World War II instructional activity, 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.
Students employ primary resources to investigate the rise and decline of a canteen in World War II. The significance of volunteerism and the use of the railroad for troop transportation are examined.
Tenth graders examine Hitler's occupation of Europe and the Allies' efforts to fight it. In this World War II lesson, 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.
High schoolers interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this World War II lesson, 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. In 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. In 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.
Young scholars 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.