In this World War II lesson plan bundle students explore four amazing episodes that cover how the Pearl Harbor attacks thrust America into the war, how women’s role transformed on the homefront, the D-Day invasion or Normandy, and the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan.
This World War II Unit Lesson Bundle Includes:
1) The Road to the Attack on Pearl Harbor
2) The Real Rosie the Riveter & Women in World War II
3) The D-Day Invasion & The War in Europe
4) The Decision to Drop the Bomb & The War in the Pacific
Video Lessons & Whats Included
My youtube videos teach in a way that students learn best- through the power of story! While focusing on specific and amazing stories, all episodes zoom-out and teach the larger context as well, giving students a great overview of World War II from start to finish.
All videos come with interactive notesheets that has students to make predictions, analyze a photograph, define terms, and complete a cause and effect chart. Then they have extension lessons including a timeline to Pearl Harbor, a Stations Activity on women during WWII ('Black Rosies, women in uniform, a fun rationing activity, and analyzing propaganda posters), a primary source activity on the importance of D-Day, and a Socratic seminar or debate on dropping the atomic bomb. All activities build historical thinking skills, include different activities to keep students engaged, and think deeply and connect with history.
These resources have everything you need to teach World War II in a powerful way that saves you stress, energy, and time! You can simply support and explore history alongside your students!
I hope you enjoy it!