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World War II




Individual Development and Identity:

  • Personal identity is shaped by family, peers, culture, and institutional influences. Through this theme, students examine the factors that influence an individual’s personal identity, development, and actions.


How can you become a change agent to service your community?


  1. Primary documents
  2. Maps
  3. Literary texts
  4. Audio/visual aids
  5. Graphic organizers
  6. Handouts
  • Poster Paper
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • World War II Fact Sheet


  1. Basic Skills Development
  2. Procedural knowledge
  3. Information knowledge
  • Students will be able to enhance their knowledge on conflict resolutions, while presenting non-physical solutions within their own school community.


  • Students will sell no-conflict bracelets at their school talent show on June 8th, and all proceeds will be donated to the Veterans Hospital in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.


  • Student will visit war Veterans at the Veterans Hospital twice a month during the school year to gain insight on World War II.


  • Students will conduct interviews with war Veterans.


  • Students will listen to the war veterans sharing their time in war and inform students the best ways to go about resolving any conflict issues they may have with their peers.




  1. Motivation/attention-getter
  2. Review
  3. Content Presentation
  4. Active Learning
  5. Debriefing
  • Students will analyze Veterans’ personal memoirs.


  • Students will write a reflection based upon the veterans’ memoirs they were given.



  • Students will look through war veterans’ photos from World War II.


  • Students will hold a bake sale for WWII veterans and all profits will be donated to Action for Children in Conflict.


  • Students will write a 1 page essay on the experience they gained from visiting the war veterans at the hospital.



  • Now that we have formed our own assembly addressing how bullying was portrayed in World War II and how we can be united to put an end to bullying.


In-class: Students will formulate 10 questions to ask the war veterans when they go on their interviews.


I would assess whether or not students’ questions are appropriate to ask the war Veterans.



World War II -Fact Sheet


Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of

America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of


President Franklin D. Roosevelt


World War II – 1939-1945, a worldwide conflict between two coalitions, designated

as the Axis Powers and the Allies.


The Axis Powers included Germany, Italy, Japan and their satellites. The Allies

consisted of the United States, the United Kingdom, the Union of Soviet Socialist

Republics, China and their allies.


The war began with the invasion of Poland by Germany on September 1, 1939.


On December 7, 1941, Japan attached Pearl Harbor, the Philippines, and Malaya.

War was declared on Japan by the United States on December 8.


16-million Americans served in uniform in World War II.


406,000 Americans died in World War II; 500,000 were wounded.


Rosie the Riveter, created by Norman Rockwell in 1943, became a symbol of the

more than 6 million women who entered the job force during the war, many of them

taking up positions in defense industries.


D-Day, June 6, 1944, saw an Allied armada deliver hundreds of thousands of soldiers

to the shores of Normandy.


On August 6, 1945, the Enola Gay dropped the Atom Bomb on the city of Hiroshima,

the first city ever targeted to be bombed by an atomic weapon.


Before the war ended with the unconditional surrender of Germany on May 7, 1945,

and of Japan on August 14, 1945, a total of almost seventy nations were involved in

the conflict in varying degrees.


The formal signing that ended World War II took place on September 2, 1945 in

Tokyo Bay, aboard the battleship USS Missouri.

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