War in Europe Overview

Victory in World War II was by no means a forgone outcome for the Americans. A video resource paints a picture about what the Allies faced by the time the United States entered the conflict. Issues included both wartime production and mustering troops for the coming battles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Show the video to begin the class's study of World War II
  • Ask learners to consider solutions to the problems laid out in the video
Classroom Considerations
  • One installment of the War in Europe series
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Video is easy to adapt to a variety of purposes
  • Strong visual images engage learner interest
  • Narration is thought provoking and is a great way to stimulate conversation
Cons
  • Video is less than two minutes and does not give many historical details
  • Narration sounds like war propaganda