The Night Before D-Day

Get inside the mind of General Eisenhower regarding the D-Day invasion. An interesting activity uses historical documents to highlight the differences between Eisenhower's public stance on D-Day and his private opinions. Scholars analyze the documents, answer a series of questions, and discuss their findings as a group. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare Eisenhower's statements before and after the D-Day victory 
  • Show footage from the D-Day battle to help pupils understand the struggles the Allied Powers faced 
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity requires Internet access
Pros
  • The activity is perfect for remote learning situations 
  • Resource is adaptable for multiple grade levels 
Cons
  • None