The Battle of Midway
Students examine the Battle of Midway during World War II through an interactive website. They analyze photographs and read the descriptions. They discuss the implications of the Battle at Midway to both sides of the war.
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As World War II Turns. . .Major Events and Turning Points
Class members examine primary and secondary source materials that center on events leading up US involvement in World War II, as well as turning points in the war like the D-Day invasion, the battle at Stalingrad, and the dropping of the...
7th Social Studies & History
Chicago Tribune vs. US (1942): When Does Freedom of the Press Go Too Far?
Students define freedom of the press in peace and war time. As a class, they identify the need for the public to be informed, but discuss where the line should be drawn to protect national security. They develop their arguments and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
World War Two : Asia and the Pacific 1941 - 1945 Map
On a Monday in August, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima. Watch the allies gain control over the surrounding islands before deciding to drop the atomic bomb. Use this video to spark a debate: was dropping...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
WWII: Allies Turn the Tables
Young scholars explore U.S. history by viewing a video clip in class. In this World War II lesson, students read assigned text from their history books about the U.S. Allies in the war. Young scholars view the intro to "Saving Private...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Attu: North American Battleground of World War II
Students examine military maps and photos to better explain why an isolated battle on a remote island in Alaska alarmed the nation. They explain how the Japanese occupation and American recapture of Attu were significant in the history...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
World War II in the Pacific
Students examine and interpret excerpts from a primary source document about key battles in the Pacific in a graphic organizer. They assess the use of atomic weapons against Japan as well and predict the likely outcome of an American...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History