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195 resources with the keyterm wwii

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Who Was Anne Frank?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Introduce your eager readers to WWII through the eyes of a real girl. Presented here is a basic overview of the life of Anne Frank and her contribution to world literature with the publication of her diary. A perfect introduction to the...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Life Since 1930

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The King of Rock'n Roll, Twiggy, William Beveridge? Sounds like its time to review events occurring after 1930. Kids play this fun Millionaire-style game to review common knowledge British trivia. This game would be a fun challenge for...
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World War II

For Teachers 1st - 10th
Almost every big city has a war memorial, and many have memorials specific to WWII. This is a preparatory lesson for learners going on a trip to visit a local war memorial site. They are introduced to WWII through a simple time line of...
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Writing Exercises: Collapse of European Imperialism, #1

For Students 9th - 11th
WWII led to a collapse in colonial empires Europe had created prior to the turn of the century. Budding historians examine the fall of Imperialism through expository writing. They compose three responses that discuss the role of the...
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Writing Exercises: World War II, #3

For Students 9th - 11th
The class responds to three writing prompts focused on WWII. They describe the role Adolf Hitler played in the war, compare and contrast German and British views of the war, and explain the geographical scope of the war at its height.
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Using Primary Sources to Study the Holocaust

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Engage your middle schoolers with Pastor Martin Niemoller's famous poem that begins, "First they came for the communists." Now that you have their attention, send learners to the various work stations you created to have them explore...
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Writing Exercises: World War II, #1

For Students 9th - 11th
Has your class just finished reading about WWII and you need a way to let them show what they know? Hand them this three-question writing prompt. They'll need to describe the role Winston Churchill played in the war, the Rape of Nanking,...
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Writing Exercises: World War II, #2

For Students 7th - 8th
Comprehending the role of key players and events of WWII is a task all learners must undertake. Here, they respond to three critical thinking questions regarding the roles Roosevelt and Stalin played during the war as well as Germany's...
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Writing Exercises: World War II, #4

For Students 7th - 9th
Using complete sentences and the five-W's as guidance, learners will respond to three short-answer questions about WWII. They'll discuss Mussolini's role, the ideologies of nationalism and anti-Semitism that led to the Holocaust, and the...
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Prisoner in One's Own Home

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Examine the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. After reading an article from the New York Times and exploring the author's word choice, young readers find the central idea in the text and work on researching additional...
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Rationing in WWII

For Teachers 5th - 7th
What was life like in Britain during World War II? Discover how England used rationing to encourage conservation during a time of war. Learners will see images of actual ration books and read how people used them to buy clothes, food,...
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Requiem "The Song of the Murdered Jewish People"

For Students 9th - 12th
Music and poetry are vehicles that can tell many stories. Learners read the poem "The Song of the Murdered Jewish People" by Itzhak Katzenelson, then listen to the requiem it inspired; composed by Zlata Razdolina. Excellent background...
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Pearl Harbor: Two Points of View

For Students 4th - 6th
Revisit December 7, 1941. A day burned into the memories of so many men and women, it is always taught in history classes, but it is rare to hear firsthand accounts of the bombing.  Provided here is an account from a Japanese military...
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Oklahoma! The Cultural Myth of America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore cultural myths in America by collecting images and characteristics of stereotypical Americans. They read a primary source document, discussing the views of the author in class. Next, they compare the terms used to...
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Lost Names: Scenes From a Korean Boyhood,

For Teachers 8th - 10th
What a great resource to share! Based on the book Lost Names by Richard Kim, this valuable lesson plan focuses on the Japanese occupation of Korea during WWII. Additionally, it employs first-person journaling as a mode of understanding...
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Aggressors Invade Nations: WWII

For Teachers 9th - 11th
What makes a World War? As it sounds, it's a war in which the world is involved. This presentation really defines the struggles, invasions, and conflicts that occurred all over the globe at the dawn of the Second World War. It describes...
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A Look at Exclusion Through Improvisation

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Building a realistic understanding of the trials Jews suffered during WWII isn't always easy. This plan employs student constructed dramatic freeze frame scenes to help build a deeper understanding of Jewish Ghettos, concentration camps,...
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Current Connections

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Many of us read our history books and take each word as truth. Show learners that history can easily be altered depending on who writes it. Your class will watch a series of videos, read a first person testimony, and discuss the...
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Children and World War II

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Intended for a younger audience, this presentation provides a very simplistic overview of the people and events key to World War II. They will be introduces to Hitler, Chamberlain, and Churchill, hear an audio piece, and see images from...
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Hitler's Lightning War

For Teachers 8th - 10th
When you line them up, you can knock them down. Hitler had a plan, carried it out, and started WWII. This presentation focuses on Hitler's military and political tactics, who he fought, and how his opponents fell. Key players and events...
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Japanese-American Relocation

For Teachers 11th
Consider the causes and effects that led to the internment and relocation of Japanese Americans during WWII. Learners read the story "Baseball Saved Us" and selected chapters from Farewell to Manzanar. Then, they view a slide-show, and...
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Boogie Woogie with a B: Using Alliteration while Exploring Patriotic Tunes

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Are you looking for a way to bring writing into your history lesson - or history into your writing lesson? This cross-curricular activity is helpful and fun, no matter what class you're teaching! Using "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by the...
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Teaching About Genocide

For Students Higher Ed
Teaching children of any age about genocide or The Holocaust can be difficult, as the content is sensitive and often emotional. This academic article was written by an educator and is intended to help you consider multiple aspects of...
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Anne Frank Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Some very detailed questions are included in this quiz such as, "Between what hours of the day on August 4th, 1944 did an SS car pull up at the annex to arrest members?" Other questions are not so complex and focus on relationships of...