World War II Lesson Plans

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5th Grade:
WWIIStudents should learn about WWII(Under 3 ratings)
6th Grade:
4/4 Map SkillsStudents will complete map skills puzzles at www.yourchildlearns.com and work to complete the puzzles of the European theatre. Students will compete for bragging rights throughout the remaining marking period to complete maps related to the lessons we are learning.(Under 3 ratings)
Causes of WWIIStudents are able to understand how the Treaty of Versailles, the poor economy in the Weimar Republic, and nationalism led to the rise of the Nazi Party.(Under 3 ratings)
Ch 26.1Students should be able to compare and contrast different forms of government and discuss their influence on world affairs during the WWII era. Students should be able to discuss the entry of Germany, Italy, Japan into the war, the early position of the United States, and eventual alliance with Britain and France. SS.6.C.2, SS.6.H.CL3.1(Under 3 ratings)
Ch 26.2Students will understand how businesses, soldiers, and citizens worked to prepare the US for war, the new opportunities for women and minorities, and the challenges faced by Japanese Americans during the war. Students will understand how American involvement in WWII helped the economy and changed the lives of many Americans.(Under 3 ratings)
Ch 26.3Students will explore the ways in which the European theatre and that of North Africa unfolded during WWII.(Under 3 ratings)
One Survivor Remembers: Gerda WeismannThe students will be able to identify the meanings of new words in text and in audio. Civil Rights, segregation, equality, human rights, discrimination, determination, ethnic, holocaust(Under 3 ratings)
R.E HolocaustStudents should be able to understand how Jewish people lived before the Holocaust. Make a comparison for before and after the war to see the devastation the Holocaust created. The students should also then work on the idea why Jewish people were discriminated and what can be done to stop this.(Under 3 ratings)
Technology in WWIIStudents are able to understand the importance of technology in WWII(Under 3 ratings)
The US Army prior to WWIIStudents are able to understand the Army Structure, strength, and leadership prior to the war.(Under 3 ratings)
7th Grade:
Holocaust: Day 1Students will be able to identify the steps taken by Hitler to eliminate Jews from Germany.(Under 3 ratings)
Holocaust: Day 2Students will learn about the Nuremburg Trials through understanding the conditions Jews faced at the concentration camps & how the atrocities during WWII led to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through use of guided notes, video/bubble map, and reading comprehension.(Under 3 ratings)
Holocaust: Day 3Students will use technology to research and complete a Web Quest on the Holocaust.(Under 3 ratings)
Holocaust: Day 4Students will use technology to research and complete a Web Quest on the Holocaust.(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson PlanTo learn about Franklin D. Roosevelt's impact during the Great Depression.(Under 3 ratings)
Montana history 4/4 to 4/8Understand the far reaching effects of the Smith Mine disaster as well as Montana's contribution to the war effort.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 1Students will identify what a totalitarian, facist, and communist government are and the rise of world leaders of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 10Students will identify the steps taken to develop and deploy the atomic bomb on Japan through use of guided notes, video, and reading comprehension. Essential Standards: 7.H.1 Use historical thinking to analyze various modern societies. 7.H.2 Understand the implications of global interactions.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 11Students will review in preparation for their unit test on World War II through a review game and video test on Adolf Hitler. Essential Standards: 7.H.1 Use historical thinking to analyze various modern societies 7.H.2 Understand the implications of global interactions.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 12Students will be evaluated on their knowledge on World War II through a unit test. Essential Standard: 7.H.1 Use historical thinking to analyze various modern societies. 7.H.2 Understand the implications of global interactions.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 13Students will gain an understanding of similarities and differences between totalitarianism and democracy as it pertains to WWII.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 14Students will analyze a map of the D-Day invasion of Normandy and answer questions relating to their analysis.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 15Students will analyze an individual soldier’s feelings about World War II and in turn learn how to use letters as a primary source for research. Students will gain a greater appreciation for the WWII soldiers’ experiences.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 16By reading General Davis’s memorandum to the War Department and answering questions about it, students will learn about the limitations and discrimination endured by black servicemen during WWII. Students will gain an appreciation for researching WWII history using primary documents.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 17Students will compare prices between 1942 and today by using a percentage formula and then determine the relevant buying power of the dollar over time.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 2Students will identify the differences and similarities between Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin and recall the traits of leaders Mussolini, Tojo, and Franco through use of guided notes and multimedia. Essential Standard: 7.H.1 Use historical thinking to analyze various modern societies. 7.H.2 Understand the implications of global interactions.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 3Students will identify at least one cause of World War II.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 4Students will identify the members of the Axis Alliance and summarize their thoughts on Germany's invasion of Poland through use of guided notes, video, and a reading passage.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 5Students will apply information on the Battle of Britain and the fall of Europe in terms of guided notes, video, reading passage, and predictive questioning.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 6Students will summarize the policy changes for the United States during World War, fighting in North Africa, and attacks by the Japanese through use of Power Point, guided notes, primary source, and animated map/timeline.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 7Students will summarize the devastation of Pearl Harbor, the breakdown of Stalin and Hitler's partnership, the continued fighting of North Africa, and the Allies' take over of Sicily in Italy through use of guided notes, video, and reading comprehension.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 8Students will discuss and summarize the events of D-Day through use of guided notes, video, and reading comprehension. Essential Standard: 7.H.1 Use historical thinking to analyze various modern societies. 7.H.2 Understand the implications of global interactions.(Under 3 ratings)
World War II - Day 9Students will discuss and summarize the end of World War II in Europe and World War II in the Pacific through use of guided notes, video, and reading comprehension. Essential Standard: 7.H.1 Use historical thinking to analyze various modern societies. 7.H.2 Understand the implications of global interactions.(Under 3 ratings)
8th Grade:
Exam and introduction of WWII endingBy the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe how the war ended in both the European and Pacific theaters of war. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT evaluate the Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. PO 2. Explain how Pearl Harbor led to United States involvement in World War II. PO 7. Analyze the following individuals’ significance to World War II: a. Franklin D. Roosevelt b. Dwight Eisenhower c. George Patton d. Douglas MacArthur e. Harry Truman f. Eleanor Roosevelt(Under 3 ratings)
Nonfiction-The Children of Willesden LaneStudents will continue their work with nonfiction reading by reading through The Children of Willesden Lane.(Under 3 ratings)
Novel Study-World War II-The Children of Willesden LaneStudents will continue to increase their understanding of reading and its literary elements.(Under 3 ratings)
Novel-WWII-The Children of Willesden LaneStudents will strengthen and expand their knowledge of World War II with the nonfiction novel.(Under 3 ratings)
Start of WWIIBy the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how the depression in Europe and Asia led to German and Japanese aggression. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how Japanese and European aggression led to the start of World War II. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT to identify the two sides of World War II PO 3. Explain the impact of World War II on economic recovery from the Great Depression. PO 4. Explain how the following factors affected the U.S. home front during World War II: a. war bond drives b. war industry c. women and minorities in the work force d. rationing e. internment of Japanese-,German-, and Italian -Americans(Under 3 ratings)
US entrance to WWIIBy the end of the lesson, SWBAT display their knowledge about the start of World War II, and the cultural changes of the time. PO 4. Explain how the followin g factors affected the U.S. home front during World War II: a. war bond drives b. war industry c. women and minorities in the work force d. rationin g e. internment of Japanese-, German-, and Italian - Americans PO 6. Summarize the United States’ role in the following events: a. D-day invasion b. battles of the Pacific c. development and use of the atomic bomb d. V-E Day / V-J Day PO 7. Analyze the following individuals’ significance to World War II: a. Franklin D. Roosevelt b. Dwight Eisenhower c. George Patton d. Douglas MacArthur e. Harry Truman f. Eleanor Roosevelt(Under 3 ratings)
WWII Propaganda PostersStudents will be able to critique information provided through historical inquiry then design their own propaganda poster using a modern day theme.(Under 3 ratings)
WWII TimelineSWBAT understand and explain the events leading up to World War II. SWBAT explain the sequence of events leading to, during, and following Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 SWBAT use a time line to understand historical events in relationship to one another PO 1. Review the impact of the Great Depression on the United States. PO 3. Explain the impact of World War II on economic recovery from the Great Depression. PO 2. Explain how Pearl Harbor led to United States involvement in World War II.(Under 3 ratings)
WWII TimelineSWBAT understand and explain the events leading up to World War II. SWBAT explain the sequence of events leading to, during, and following Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 SWBAT use a time line to understand historical events in relationship to one another PO 1. Review the impact of the Great Depression on the United States. PO 3. Explain the impact of World War II on economic recovery from the Great Depression. PO 2. Explain how Pearl Harbor led to United States involvement in World War II.(Under 3 ratings)
WWII up to US involvementBy the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how the depression in Europe and Asia led to German and Japanese aggression. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how Japanese and European aggression led to the start of World War II. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT to identify the two sides of World War II PO 3. Explain the impact of World War II on economic recovery from the Great Depression. PO 4. Explain how the following factors affected the U.S. home front during World War II: a. war bond drives b. war industry c. women and minorities in the work force d. rationing e. internment of Japanese-,German-, and Italian -Americans(Under 3 ratings)
9th Grade:
Intro to WWII Leaders: FoldableSWBAT identify the leaders of the major countries involved in WWII and know their alliance.(Under 3 ratings)
Night Intro Day-Students will shift perspectives and join Elie Weisel on a journey through journal writing. -Students will learn vocabulary present in the novel through teaching the words to others -Students will set their moral compass through an auditory account of the Holocaust(Under 3 ratings)
Subject-Verb Direct Instruction-Students will be able to distinguish between singular and plural, subject/verbs, and proper agreement/non-agreement.(Under 3 ratings)
Task Analysis TemplateBreakdown the task into viable and understandable parts so students will be able to analyze each part of the task and know the expectations.(Under 3 ratings)
10th Grade:
Lesson #2 Accommodates English Language Learners and Integrates Multimedia Presentation Software10.8 Students analyze the causes and consequences of World War II.(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson PlanStudent should be able to test their knowledge of the ending results of World War 2 efficiently and should be able to involve themselves in the subject.(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson Plan #1Research, Evidence, and Point of View: "Students differentiate between primary and secondary sources." "Students pose relevant questions about events they encounter in historical documents, eyewitness accounts, oral histories, letters, diaries, artifacts, photographs, maps, artworks, and architecture."(Under 3 ratings)
11th Grade:
06/12/17US.4.6 Examine the causes of World War II and explain the reasons for U.S. entry into the war US.4.7 Explain how the U.S. government financed World War II, managed the economy, and encouraged public support for the war effort US.4.8 Examine the role of minority groups, including women, on the home front and in the military and describe how it changed their status in society US.4.9 Analyze the major events, turning points, and key strategic decisions of World War II and describe how they affected the outcome of the war US.4.10 Describe how key political and military leaders affected the outcome of World War II and led to the beginning of the Cold War(Under 3 ratings)
Government + Economy= RegulationsThe students will analyze the expanding role of the American Government leading up to and during World War II, through economic and social aspects(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson PlanHow did the United States win?(Under 3 ratings)
12th Grade:
Holocaust BrainstormI can write what I already know about the Holocaust.(Under 3 ratings)
Holocaust ImagesI can respond to images of the Holocaust.(Under 3 ratings)
Holocaust Introduction ArticleI can convey basic knowledge about the Holocaust.(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson PlanWhat did Hitler do to capture the attention of the German People to elect him to chancellor?(Under 3 ratings)
U.S. History Lesson 1My students will understand major battles and how those battles effected outcome of the war. They will also know important historical characters and their roles.(Under 3 ratings)

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