This Moon Watch: The Tides of War lesson plan also includes:
What role did astronomy play in the liberation of France during World War II? Bring literacy and history into science with a cross-curricular instructional activity that examines the importance of weather stations and moon phases in the invasion of Normandy. After completing an engaging reading from a science journal article, middle schoolers answer a series of reading comprehension and analysis questions. The instructional activity would work great while teaching moon phases to help answer the question, "Why should I care?"