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Learners discuss the U.S. economy, society, and politics in the years following World War II. They explore the boom in advertising during this period by reviewing print advertisements from the late 1940s and early 1950s. Students view a viedo,World War II: Causes and Consequences. They discuss the role of advertising during this era.
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.
Twelfth graders discover the different ways Canada and Quebec participated in World War II. They then analyze the repercussions of the war on Quebec. Students complete three knowledge outcomes: Knowledge of facts, ( Canada's participation in the war effort, and Quebec's reaction to conscription), Procedural Knowledge and Conditional Knowledge.
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.
Eleventh graders study the history of South Carolina during World War II.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze the economic growth of this state through primary sources.  Students interpret many different types of graphs and charts.
Fifth graders examine primary sources to explore the events leading to World War II. In this World War II lesson, 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.
Young scholars research how citizens from the United States respond to the onset, duration and aftermath of World War II. They view clips from the movie "Swing Shift" and discuss the roles of civilians, minorities and military personnel. They interview people who lived through World War II for their feedback about the war.
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.
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.
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 are pre-assessed on their knowledge of the effects of World War II in Alabama. In this World War II lesson plan, students are presented with a photo story about World War II and its effects on Alabama. Students respond to what they have seen and have a post assessment.
For this World War II worksheet, pupils 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.
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.
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.
Fourth graders comprehend what social and economics effect World War II on the home front of The United States, specifically in Texas. They are asked to react to rationing or a World War. Students complete the "Home Front: the United States during World WarII" worksheet.
Students 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.
Young scholars explore the changing nature of work in postwar America by analyzing a variety of sources and conducting their own research. They answer the question, "How did work change in Wisconsin after World War II?"
Students discover how Americans found the hope that broke the Great Depression. In this American economics lesson, students watch "America's Economy: Sorrow and Hope." Students then discuss the implications of the depression and determine how the New Deal and World War II brought hope to Americans. Students create journals about the topic.
Eleventh graders examine the role of women during World War II.  In this US History lesson, 11th graders analyze primary and secondary sources.  Students create a fictional character that existed during World War II. 

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