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Picturing the War in the Pacific: A Visual Time Line

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The Pacific theater was critical to the Allied victory of World War II. Learners deconstruct the sequence of events around the conflict using stunning photographs. After they finish, pupils consider what additional dates and images they...
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Strategic Decision-Making in the Pacific

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Pivotal moments happened in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Some of these turning points were the result of quick decision making, while others were the result of long-term strategies. Scholars evaluate the decisions using...
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Strategic Overview - Pacific Theater

For Students 7th - 12th
Battleships, airplanes, and island-hopping were just a few of the United States strategies during the battle of the Pacific. Scholars learn the strategies the United States employed to contend with the Japanese military in an engaging...
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Wisconsin World War II Stories: Part III: The Pacific

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars examine the Pacific Theater of World War II through a video series created by Wisconsin's Public Television.
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Mapping the Pacific Strategy

For Students 7th - 12th
Why was the war in the Pacific theater so difficult? Show pupils how the US laid out its military strategy in the Pacific, such as island hopping, and avoiding Japanese military strongholds. With an informative video, viewers understand...
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Victory in the Pacific, 1943-1945

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the military campaigns of the Pacific theater, tracing the path of the Allied offensives. The lesson presents what the Allies were trying to accomplish and why.
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AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR II: THE PACIFIC THEATER 1941-1945

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders describe roles of key figures in the Pacific Theater of war during World War II.  In this American History activity, 10th graders research key events of the Pacific Theater of War during World War II.  Students analyze...
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Introduction to the War in the Pacific with Historian Richard Frank

For Students 7th - 12th
Learn what it was like for World War II solders fighting in the Pacific. An informative video gives learners a quick introduction to the topic including causes and impacts of the war. This includes previous Japanese conflicts, Japanese...
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Pearl Harbor

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners use a map to locate World War II's Pacific Theater. Using provided links, they research this region during the war and learn about veterans. They invite a veteran of the war to visit the class and ask them questions based on...
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Turning the Tide in the Pacific, 1941-1943

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students analyze the Japanese strategy for the Pacific and compare it to the Allied strategy. They identify on a map the sites that were important the early war in the Pacific, and identify key military engagements.
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Where in the World War? Mapping WWII in the Pacific

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners explore the Pacific Theatre of War. For this World War II lesson, students use reference material to access information about significant locations in the Pacific Theatre of War. Learners identify the locations of the listed...
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World War II Part 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Recap the United States' involvement in World War II, beginning with a description of how America's isolationist foreign policy had been shaped prior to the outbreak of war. The video then continues by discussing the attack on Pearl...
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Where in the World War? Mapping WWII in the Pacific

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students study the geography of the Pacific theater of World War II. They study maps to examine the geography and features of the land.
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Longhouse Spirits Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students study the Native American nations that reside in the Pacific Northwest. They work with the traditional Raven stories to make a puppet theater in the form of a replica longhouse. Next, they make a spirit shape that is...
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Victory in the Pacific

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students explore the overall Allied strategy in the Pacific from 1943-1945 and assess its effectiveness. They explore the reasons why the atomic bomb was used and why use of that weapon was controversial.
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Dropping the Atomic Bomb: The Decision That Defined a Presidency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this World War II lesson, students research the implications of the use of nuclear weapons to end the war in the Pacific.  High schoolers...
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Was the United States Justified in Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
As the culminating activity in a unit study of World War II, class members prepare for and engage in a Socratic seminar that considers whether the United States was justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki....
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Turning the Tide in the Pacific, 1941-1943

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the overall strategies pursued by the Japanese and the Allies in the initial months of World War II. What each side hoped to accomplish what what actually happened forms the basis of a comparison made in this lesson.
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China-Burma-India Theater

For Students 7th - 12th
How should enemy forces treat civilians during times of war? The video examines the Japanese military's treatment of Chinese civilians during Word War II. Learners gain a better understanding of lengths the Japanese military went to...
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WWII Website

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders research a topic related to World War II. They explore the causes and legacy of WWII, the European Theater of Operations, the Pacific Theater of Operations, Diversity in WWII, Women in WWII, and the Homefront. Students...
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Iwo Jima: Forgotten Valor

For Teachers 4th
Students explore the nature of island combat on Iwo Jima during World War II. They examine the association between the Pacific Theater of World War II and Iwo Jima. Students evaluate Charles Lindberg's oral history, propaganda posters,...
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ABBA - Lesson 4

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discover a connection between the genres of popular music and musical theater. They find and discuss musicals written in many different musical styles.
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"The Proper Application of Overwhelming Force": The United States in World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the role that the U.S. played in bringing about victory in the two major theaters of the war in the Pacific and Europe. How the various military campaigns contributed to the war's successful conclusion forms the focus of...
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Geographical Area Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers complete this activity before visiting the National Museum of the Pacific War. They examine the patterns and characteristics of landforms, climates, ecosystems and cultures as they interact on areas or regions especially...

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