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The USS Franklin and Okinawa

For Students 7th - 12th
An informative video helps pupils learn what made the Japanese military during WWII such a difficult enemy to defeat. They see examples of Japanese military tactics in archival footage and images from the war. 
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National Identity and Literature from Okinawa

For Teachers 4th - 9th
A lesson plan originally designed around the short story "Mr. Saito of Heaven Building" by Yamanokuchi Baku, this resource provides historical background, discussion questions, and brief writing assignments that help your class explore...
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What Would You Do? Scenario: Civilians as Human Shields

For Students 7th - 12th
What would you do when faced with an impossible choice? A video gives background knowledge for the battle of Okinawa when the Japanese military used civilians a shields to slow the Americans advance. It gives pupils an opportunity to...
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World War Two : Asia and the Pacific 1941 - 1945 Map

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Social Studies: I Have Met the Enemy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in a role-playing activity as enemies meeting on a World War II battlefield. Instead of killing each other, they engage in a dialog focusing on their common humanity. All students write responses detailing their...
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Takejiro Higa - Military Intelligence Service

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study the contribution of Takejiro Higa in the invasion of Okinawa.
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The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Take an in-depth look at the historical events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in this 69-slide PowerPoint. Photos, facts, and transcripts are outlined in this presentation in order to answer the stated essential question in slide 2: "What...
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Point - Counterpoint: Different Views About the Use of The Atomic Bomb

For Students 8th - 10th
Read both points of view regarding the use of the Atomic Bomb during WWII. First read points for the bomb then the counterpoint against the use of the bomb. Included are 4 discussion questions asking if the use of the bomb was justified....
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Historical Moments

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a lesson designed to be an ongoing task for the entire year. Each day of the week, learners must perform research to answer a simple historical question. This particular lesson covers the month of April, but the template...
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The End of the War: WWII

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Enhance your student's reading with this presentation on the end of WWII. This series of slides contains information,  focus questions to guide student reading, and a video entitled, The Impact of World War II. Note: To view the video...
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Textbook Changes in Japan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students recognize that the Japanese government has made attempts to alter history textbooks to make it look like the military did not play a major role in the mass suicides during the American invasion in 1945. They review vocabulary,...
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Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the significance of the atomic bomb. In this WWII instructional activity, young scholars write down what they know about the dropping of the atomic bomb in WWII and read two historical narratives of the...
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Commemorative Historical Magazine

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the Journalist perspective. In this WWII lesson plan, students act as journalists and create a "Commemorative Historical Magazine" based on events leading up to the United States role in WWII. High schoolers will...
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Chronological Battle List

For Students 9th - 12th
In this chronological history worksheet, high schoolers put the 15 listed World War II battles in chronological order using the provided graphic organizer.
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For Students 3rd - 4th
For this Japan worksheet, students read a 2 page article on Japan, answer 3 facts about Japan with multiple choice answers, fill in 4 blanks in 4 statements and answer two statements as true or false.
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For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders describe roles of key figures in the Pacific Theater of war during World War II.  In this American History lesson, 10th graders research key events of the Pacific Theater of War during World War II.  Students analyze...
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Blue Zones: Out with the old and in with the new

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders read articles about the Blue Zones, life expectancy and healthy and unhealthy habits of people around the world.  In this Current Events lesson, 7th graders participate in class discussion of key terms and concepts...
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World War II in the Pacific

For Teachers 9th - 10th
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...
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Outo Rugged Shores: The Voyage of LST534

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a film about warships during World War II. They discover the job of a seaman and what impact veterens have on the world today. They also examine the lasting effects of the war.
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Further Reading: Japan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the Japanese people and how they lived in the World War II era. They conduct research in order to obtain information. Then they role play the part of different people in groups who lived during the time.
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Japanese Abstract Wind Sock

For Teachers K - 6th
Students create Abstract Wind Socks using brown paper bags, markers, kite string, and basic art supplies in this Art lesson for the elementary classroom. Abstract concepts are emphasized and it is recommended to only use primary colors.
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Atomic Bomb-Truman Press Release-August 6, 1945

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners read a copy of Truman's press release regarding the atomic bomb. They answer a series of factual questions regarding the press release. They discuss the press release and then follow up with answering more in depth questions...
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Immediacy and Memory

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the similarities and differences between two first-hand accounts of two Pacific battles. They analyze two types of historical sources - memoirs written after the fact, and journals/diaries written in the midst of...

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