The Battle of the Atlantic

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World War II is known for its land and air battles in Europe, but the waters of the Atlantic saw its share of skirmishes from 1939 to 1945. Learn more about the roles of the Allied powers in establishing ocean territory during World War II with a fascinating interactive timeline and map.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the resource for independent research on a computer lab day or when you have access to class tablets. or assign for homework
  • Have small groups follow one country's naval forces as they move along the timeline, and write an informative essay about their country's contribution to the Battle of the Atlantic
Classroom Considerations

  • Each timeline section opens with a video before the interactive becomes accessible; you can skip the video if desired
  • Model navigation of the tool for class members, including the way to drag the map to see both North America and Europe
Pros

  • Videos provide their own subtitles to clarify older recordings
  • Contains glossary words for class members to look up unfamiliar words or people
  • Interactive timeline covers the entirety of World War II
Cons

  • None