The War in Europe: Evaluating Historic Decisions

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War brings a whole new set of ethical dilemmas. From deciding whether to enlist in a segregated and racist Army to whether to sacrifice civilian lives to prepare for a critical D-Day invasion, leaders during World War II faced many difficult decisions. Using discussion questions and a worksheet, learners examine videos profiling some of the tough choices and then compare what they would do in similar circumstances.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use discussion questions to supplement the videos in the  set
  • Create a jigsaw-style discussion to examine various ethical scenarios 
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the larger War in Europe series
  • Learners need the ability to independently review videos referenced in the activity plan
  • Activity is student-led and develops critical thinking skills
  • Structure allows for civil discourse on controversial issues
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