American Diplocmacy in World War II

World War II is over! Now, a new struggle begins. Over the course of three lessons, historians begin to see the design of what would become the post-war world. From the Atlantic Charter to the unconditional surrender of the Axis Powers, when one examines the way in which the war played out, the goals of the different Allied nations becomes clear. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate knowledge of how the Great Depression in the United States impacted American foreign policy 
Classroom Considerations

  • Limit group size to three or four 
  • Three-part lesson (remember if using same groups each day, have materials for each group ready to go)
  • Assumes prior knowledge of US involvement in World War II
Pros

  • Includes PDF printables for entire lesson
  • Excellent opportunities at extension of the lesson into individual presidents (Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower) 
  • Table of Documents available in chronological order for teacher use
Cons

  • None