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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.
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 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.
Fifth graders examine primary sources to explore the events leading to World War II. For 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.
Students 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. Students blog about their research findings and use the blog to collaborate to produce final projects.
Students 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.
Students 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. Students respond to what they have seen and have a post assessment.
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.
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.
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 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.
Take an in-depth look at the historical events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in this 69-slide PowerPoint. Photos, facts, and transcripts are outlined in this presentation in order to answer the stated essential question in slide 2: "What were Harry Truman's motivations for using the Atomic Bomb against Japan in World War II?" Note: This extensive slideshow will require at least an hour to get through with lecture and discussion.