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The Effects of World War II on the Homefront

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discover what the war on the homefront looked like. In this World War II lesson, 7th graders analyze World War II posters to determine how the public was involved in the war effort during World War II. Students discuss...
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World War II Propaganda Posters Worksheet 1

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students examine 9 posters from the World War II era and complete a graphic organizer that requires them to state the objectives of the posters and the propaganda tools used in them.
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World War II

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Offering a comprehensive overview of the beginning of World War II, this resource could be a useful addition to a unit on this topic. It could be used as a way to lead a discussion on the war, or as a review tool before a test. Either...
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Who's Who in World War II

For Teachers 6th
The people, countries, policies, and events that influenced World War II are complex and intertwined in many ways. Clarify the basics before a unit on World War II with a straightforward list of names and resources for further research....
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Treaty of Versailles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
While the Treaty of Versailles was originally aimed at breaking the Central Powers apart, it only sparked Germany's desire for revenge. Show an informative video as your world history class begins to learn about World War II. 
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George Patton and Douglas MacArthur In World War 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered about the man behind the corncob pipe? Or the brains behind the motivational speeches to troops? Young historians examine how Douglas MacArthur and George Patton cut their teeth in the battlefields of World War I....
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World War II/Butterfly

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Have you ever looked closely at a butterfly? Scholars use poetry, art, and research to analyze how butterflies relate to the lives of children in the Holocaust during World War II. They work in teams to create their own artistic and...
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The End of World War II: Pearl Harbor, Japanese Internment Camps, and the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The end of World War II saw major events that would forever change the global landscape and international relations. Using a fantastic PowerPoint presentation and several primary source documents, your learners will discuss the bombing...
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Was the United States Justified in Dropping the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
As the culminating activity in a unit study of World War II, class members prepare for and engage in a Socratic seminar that considers whether the United States was justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki....
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Farewell to Manzanar: Japanese Internment Camps During World War II

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Examine the conditions that brought forth Japanese internment camps. Young historians read Farewell to Manzanar and debate whether Japanese internment was inhuman or a necessary element of war. They then write Haikus describing the camp...
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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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World War II

For Teachers 1st - 10th
Almost every big city has a war memorial, and many have memorials specific to WWII. This is a preparatory lesson for learners going on a trip to visit a local war memorial site. They are introduced to WWII through a simple time line of...
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World War II Home Front

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Eleventh graders examine the political demands put on one of four groups living in America during WWII. Each class member is asked to research and write a paper describing the homefront experience for women, Hispanics, African-Americans,...
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Countries Involved in World War II

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners create their own floor map of Europe, Northern Africa, and the Pacific. They locate, identify, and speak for one of the countries involved. In addition, they classify the country they represent as an Axis Power or as an Allied...
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WWII - America Builds Military

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A "sleeping giant" through the many German invasions in Europe, America slowly starts participating in the war. First, America sells aircraft to Britain, makes its naval presence known in the Caribbean, and builds its artillery. This...
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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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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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WWII: The Atlantic 1939-45 – Battle of the Atlantic

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The most dangerous line of attack during World War II wasn't the German planes soaring above Britain, but the U-Boats cutting off their supplies of food and equipment. Learners research the Battle of the Atlantic, the German campaign to...
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War in Europe Overview

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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World War II - Memory Book

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders read about and reflect upon a variety of events that occurred during World War II. They conduct research on the Holocaust and Anne Frank's life, the attack on Pearl Harbor, American life during this time and the bombing of...
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World War II Part 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Recap the United States' involvement in World War II, beginning with a description of how America's isolationist foreign policy had been shaped prior to the outbreak of war. The video then continues by discussing the attack on Pearl...
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World War II on the Home Front: Civic Responsibility

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore World War II. In this World War II lesson, students discover how volunteerism demonstrates civic responsibility. The lesson uses World War II-era posters to appeal to the learners and help them to understand the...
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Winston Churchill - First Lord Of The Admiralty

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Winston Churchill is a larger-than-life figure, designated by the BBC as the most important figure of the twentieth century. Yet, his political career began long before World War II, and it was marked with failure. A well-rounded...
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Colonial Glory And World War 1 Reality - British Field Marshal John French

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Despite the violence of the colonial era, Great Britain was not prepared for the sheer volume of casualties in the Great War. British Field Marshal John French was one of the first to direct Britain's fight, but he was dismissed when the...

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