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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.
Young scholars examine the implication of civilian targets in war. In this World War II lesson, students investigate the history of bombing practices in war. Young scholars 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.
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.
Fifth graders examine primary sources to explore the events leading to World War II. In this World War II lesson plan, 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.
Students explore World War II. In this World War II lesson, students discover how volunteerism demonstrates civic responsibility. The lesson uses World War II-era posters to appeal to the learners and help them to understand the particular needs of that time period and the ways in which the nation responded.
Learners are pre-assessed on their knowledge of the effects of World War II in Alabama. In this World War II lesson, students are presented with a photo story about World War II and its effects on Alabama. Learners respond to what they have seen and have a post assessment.
Young scholars investigate how young people were engaged in the war effort on the home front. In this World War II lesson, students conduct primary research to discover how young scholars in North Carolina were encouraged to complete 4-H projects that supported the war effort. Students share their findings with their classmates.
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.