Battle of the Bulge: America Responds to a German Surprise

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World War II and the Battle of the Bulge are the focus of a history resource. Exercises include analyzing images, writing letters in the mindset of a soldier, and even immersing oneself in a cold experience to better empathize with the weather conditions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend learning by assigning class members to exchange letters with one another and critique
  • Flip your class by giving the letter exercise as homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Provides all essential resources and even a list of extra resources
Pros

  • Engages learners in out-of-the-box thinking and learning to assess all angles of history in context, such as the weather and environment where an event occurs
  • Uses an interactive activity 
  • Easy time management 
Cons

  • None