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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Victory in Europe, 1944-1945      Add Bookmark
Description: Normandy, and how the Allied offensive in the West contributed to Germany's defeat. Also, students study the summary report of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey for Europe, allowing them to gauge the effectiveness of the bombing campaign against German cities.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts
Title: Argument, Persuasion, or Propaganda? Analyzing World War II Posters      Add Bookmark
Description: Students analyze World War II posters, as a group and then independently, to explore how argument, persuasion and propaganda differ.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: Turning the Tide in the Pacific, 1941-1943      Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, focuses on the overall strategies pursued by the Japanese and the Allies in the initial months of World War II in Asia and the Pacific. By examining military documents and consulting an interactive map of the Pacific theater, students compare what each side hoped to accomplish with what actually happened. Also, students have an opportunity to read personal accounts by those who fought in the Pacific War, giving them a glimpse of what conditions on the battlefront were actually like.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: Turning the Tide in Europe, 1942-1944      Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, focuses on the overall strategies pursued by the Americans and their British allies in the initial months of World War II in Europe. By examining military documents and consulting an interactive map of the Pacific theater, students learn why they chose to focus on Germany rather than Japan, and why they opted to invade North Africa rather than France. Also, students study documents related to the U-Boat war in the Atlantic, learning why the defeat of the German submarines was so critical to an Allied victory.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: Victory in the Pacific, 1943-1945      Add Bookmark
Description: This lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EDSITEment, guides students through the military campaigns of the Pacific theater, tracing the path of the Allied offensives. Through an examination of historical documents and the use of an interactive map, students gain an understanding of what the Allies were trying to accomplish, and why. Moreover, they consider the controversial issue of the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies
Title: 'The Proper Application of Overwhelming Force'': The United States in World War II      Add Bookmark
Description: In this unit of four lessons, from EDSITEment, students examine the role that the United States played in bringing about the Allies victory in World War II. They learn about the strategies that were developed and how they played out in reality. They become familiar with the two major theaters of the war--Pacific and European--and how developments in one affected the course of the fighting in the other. Finally, they learn how the various military campaigns--on land and sea, and in the air--all contributed to the war's successful conclusion.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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