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.
WWII: Global Conflict, Persecution, and Unsung HeroesMany historians would classify World War II as a global turning point in the 20th century. See if your middle schoolers agree with such an assessment with a collection of lessons and activities on the second Great War. Lessons cover an outline of World War II as well as the various forces behind the Allied victory, including Navajo code talkers, women aviators, and the news media. Additionally, resources discuss Japanese internment and feature a debate on the justification of dropping atom bombs over Japan.6th - 8th Social Studies & History