Online module examining the causes and consequences of the global depression, with suggested discussion topics and classroom activities.

Lesson on the rise of Nazism in the aftermath of WWI.

Students analyze editorial cartoons following Hitler's rise in Europe and examine the early progression of WWII in Europe.

Examining the justifications that led the U.S. and Britain into WWII.

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Students use primary and secondary sources to prepare a brief for General Eisenhower, advising him on how to proceed in planning the D-Day invasion. (See also Eisenhower and the Troops and Art of Deception: Selling a Story to the German Army)

Students read Hitler's radio address to examine how the Nazis came to power.

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Four lessons detailing the progression of the war up to its end in Europe and in the Pacific.

Students examine the Battle of the Bulge through primary and secondary source readings.

Students match photographs with captions and dates to create a timeline of significant events in WWII.

Perspectives on the creation and use of the atomic bomb.

Students examine the dropping of the atomic bomb from four different perspectives.

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Lesson plan focusing on the role of Justice Robert H. Jackson in the 1945 Nuremberg trials, and the effects of the trials leading up to the 1998 establishment of the International Criminal Court.

Lessons detailing the formation of the Allied Powers and their plans to rebuild Germany and Japan after the war.

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Teacher Resources

Aligned to Virginia's Standards of Learning for History and Social Science

Lesson Plans

Resources

10th

Grade

SOL WHII.11b: The student will apply social science skills to understand World War II and its worldwide impact by describing the leaders of the war, with emphasis on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Hideki Tojo, and Hirohito

SOL WHII.11c: The student will apply social science skills to understand World War II and its worldwide impact by describing the major events, including major battles and the role of new technologies

SOL WHII.11d: The student will apply social science skills to understand World War II and its worldwide impact by examining the Holocaust and other examples of genocide in the twentieth century

Date Which Will Live in Infamy

National Geographic

Interactive article on the attack on Pearl Harbor. See also Remembering Pearl Harbor (interactive map).

Pivotal Moments: D-Day

Eisenhower Memorial

Short videos on D-Day, with emphasis on Eisenhower's role. See also Eisenhower Interactive Timeline.

Churchill and the Great Republic

Library of Congress

Interactive exhibition emphasizing Churchill’s lifelong ties to the United States and his leadership in the WWII.

FDR Timeline

FDR Presidential Library & Museum

Interactive timeline of FDR's presidency.

George C. Marshall

George C. Marshall Foundation

Biography, timeline, photographs, and other resources relating to the life of George C. Marshall.

Emperor Hirohito

Atomic Heritage Foundation

Biography, photos, and timeline of Hirohito's life.

Voices of the Manhattan Project

Atomic Heritage Foundation

Biography, timeline, photographs, and other resources relating to the life of George C. Marshall.

Holocaust

Facing History, Facing Ourselves

Collection of lessons and readings relating to the Holocaust.

Holocaust Encyclopedia

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Searchable encyclopedia of topics related to the Holocaust. See also Guidelines for Teaching about the Holocaust.

The Marshall Plan

George C. Marshall Foundation

Videos, readings, and documents relating to the Marshall Plan.

SOL WHII.11a: The student will apply social science skills to understand World War II and its worldwide impact by explaining the major causes of the war

Hitler Speaking to Mass Crowds

British Pathé

Newsreel footage from 1930-1939 of Hitler addressing large audiences.