With this lesson, students will learn about the main aspects of the fighting during World War II. Careful attention has been paid to giving students a broad understanding of the battles and strategy of the Allies without overloading the slideshow with unnecessary detail. This slideshow and accompanying activity will give students a framework for the war that can be expanded upon with other lessons. You can view more in the preview here – World War II Overview
Topics Include: The Attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, Island Hopping, the fall of Germany, D-Day, The Yalta Conference, the dropping of the Atomic Bomb, the Holocaust, the Nuremberg Trials, and the United Nations
Included in this resource:
- A PowerPoint Version of the handout (editable)
- A PDF Version of the handout (not editable)
- A PowerPoint Version of the slideshow and a Google Slides Version of the lesson
- A lesson plan with guidance for implementation
This lesson addresses the following NYS Social Studies Standards:
8.6b.1 – Students will examine American involvement in World War II, including the American strategy in the Pacific and the invasion of Normandy on D-Day
8.6c.1 – Students will examine the role of air power by the allies, including the use of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
8.6c.2 – Students will investigate the Holocaust and explain the historical significance of the Nuremberg trials.
8.6c.3 – Students will examine the structure and work of the United Nations.
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