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Curated OER

Writing Exercises: World War II, #1

For Students 9th - 11th
Has your class just finished reading about WWII and you need a way to let them show what they know? Hand them this three-question writing prompt. They'll need to describe the role Winston Churchill played in the war, the Rape of Nanking,...
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PPT
Curated OER

Researching Famous Characters of WWII

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In collaborative groups, learners will research one of the three famous characters outlined in this presentation. The resource introduces Adolf Hitler, The Royal Family, and Winston Churchill, then asks each group to research and prepare...
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K12 Reader

Churchill's Speech: We Shall Fight on the Beaches

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Winston Churchill speech delivered to the House of Commons on June 4, 1940, is the focus of a comprehension exercise that asks readers to explain how the repetition in the speech supports the main purpose of Churchill's address. 
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Curated OER

Winston Churchill

For Students 8th - 12th
In this World War II worksheet, learners read a 3-paragraph selection about Winston Churchill and then respond to 5 short answer questions based on the selection.
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Utah Education Network (UEN)

Classical Appeals and War Speeches

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Discuss classical appeals of rhetoric through the speeches of Winston Churchill and FDR. Learners read, annotate, and analyze the speeches by the men before using a graphic organizer to track the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. 
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PPT
Curated OER

Children and World War II

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Intended for a younger audience, this presentation provides a very simplistic overview of the people and events key to World War II. They will be introduces to Hitler, Chamberlain, and Churchill, hear an audio piece, and see images from...
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University of California

Roots of the Cold War

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry...
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Curated OER

Primary Source: Churchill Speaks to the British People

For Students 8th - 12th
In this World War II worksheet, students read an excerpt of a speech from Winston Churchill to the British people. Students then respond to 5 short answer questions based on the speech.
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Interactive
US National Archives

WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – End of the War

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You are Winston Churchill, and on May 9th, 1945, you receive millions of grateful cards and telegrams. How do you respond? High schoolers put themselves in the Prime Minister's chair with an activity that prompts them to respond to a...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

How "Grand" and "Allied" Was the Grand Alliance?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learn more about the Grand Alliance with a scaffolded lesson plan that includes four activities. Class members use primary sources to complete a map exercise, understand the goals and objectives of each individual nation, and participate...
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Curated OER

CHURCHILL’S WARTIME SPEECHES: 1940-1941

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze Churchill's speeches. In this modern history lesson, students hear and examine several of Churchill's speeches. Students will attempt to determine their effect on galvanizing wartime consensus in Britain.
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Curated OER

Hitler's Lightning War

For Teachers 8th - 10th
When you line them up, you can knock them down. Hitler had a plan, carried it out, and started WWII. This presentation focuses on Hitler's military and political tactics, who he fought, and how his opponents fell. Key players and events...
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Curated OER

Documents Related to Churchill and FDR

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students groups divide up into 2. One gathers 10 facts about FDR and the other gathers 10 facts about Churchill. On the board, they compile that facts gathered in two separate columns so they can compare and contrast these two men.
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PPT
Curated OER

Life after 1930: Review Game

For Teachers 5th
The Beatles, Teddy Boys, and Winston Churchill all have one thing in common. They are all part of British culture after the 1930s. Learners play an adapted version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire to answer 15 common-knowledge questions...
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Interactive
US National Archives

WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Japan and the Atom Bomb

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Though the scientists who developed the atom bomb did not believe it should be used to end World War II, American President Harry S. Truman and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were of like mind in their decision to drop the bomb...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Munich Conference

For Students 8th - 12th
In this World War II worksheet, students read a 1-page selection about the Munich Conference, examine a chart about the Axis and Allied powers, and then respond to 3 short answer questions about the information presented.
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Activity
Constitutional Rights Foundation

The Cold War: How Did It Start? How Did It End?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between a Cold War and a Hot War? Scholars research the beginning of the Cold War. They analyze diary entries as well as excerpts from various events during the 45-year standoff. To finish, they prepare final...
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Humanities Texas

Primary Source Worksheet: Lyndon B. Johnson, Excerpt from “To Fulfill These Rights”

For Students 8th - 11th
"Equal opportunity . . . is not enough." Johnson's 1965 commencement address to the students at Howard University provides an opportunity for participants to see how education was a key element in his vision for civil rights.
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Lesson Plan
Carolina K-12

The Major Conferences of World War II

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Young historians create a 1940's news radio broadcast on the five major World War II conferences, including the Atlantic, Casablanca, Tehran, Yalta, and Potsdam.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Role Of NATO

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In this NATO lesson plan, students research the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech, and the Berlin airlift and how...
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Activity
BAE Systems

The Cold War

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The Soviet Union's decision to block West Berlin from access by the Western allies began an international hostility that extended into the rest of the twentieth century. Class members examine both Harry Truman's and Joseph Stalin's...
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Interactive
US National Archives

WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – Resistance and SOE

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Germany seemed to be unstoppable in the early years of World War II, but the tireless and sacrificial work of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) helped to steer the war in another direction. After exploring primary source documents,...
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Interactive
US National Archives

WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – Deception and Bluff

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
World War II left the British desperate for help in any form—including in the form of a magician! High schooler conduct research on Jasper Maskelyne, a stage magician who used his talents to deceive the Germans on the war front, before...
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Interactive
US National Archives

Eastern Europe 1939-45 — Camps

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Britain's decision not to bomb German death camps in World War II has provided many questions for historians, but with a primary source analysis lesson, high school students may be a step closer to finding out the truth. Learners read...

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