Strategic Decision-Making in the Pacific

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Pivotal moments happened in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Some of these turning points were the result of quick decision making, while others were the result of long-term strategies. Scholars evaluate the decisions using videos and online resources, as well as worksheets, to help them think through the battle strategies.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a discussion to evaluate the decisions made during pivotal Pacific engagements during World War II
  • Create a WebQuest for learners to complete using the resources
Classroom Considerations
  • Access to videos requires a free registration with the National World War II museum's website
  • One part of the larger War in the Pacific series
Pros
  • Activity involves pupil choice
  • Resource develops argumentation skills
Cons
  • None
Common Core