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Learning From World War II and Connecting It to the Present

Compare and contrast World War II to the modern Iraq war with this instructional activity. After watching a film, learners use supporting evidence to support their point of view of the conflicts. Using the internet, they create a presentation to share the information they have gathered from examining World War II.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Connect between language arts and social studies to address skills in both subjects
Classroom Considerations

  • Much of the lesson is dependent on a viewing of The Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color, which may not be available, but can be substituted with another relevant film (and modifications to the viewing guide)
Pros

  • Promotes technology skills, text analysis, and project synthesis
  • Provides links to additional material and research opportunities
  • Includes all guides, worksheets, and research topic list
  • Refer to page 3 for a breakdown of the video segments
Cons

  • None