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World War II Teacher Resources

On December 7, 1941 the United States entered World War II. Explore this era in world history with printables, lessons, and articles on Pearl Harbor, the bombing of Hiroshima, and much more. Use literature, language arts, and social studies activities to teach your students about the Holocaust and the impact of war on everyday life. You'll also find history resources on the role of women and African-American soldiers in World War II, and many activities for Veterans Day and Memorial Day.


Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Once Discussion Guide
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
The Holocaust
German Nazi Takeover: 1933-1944
Mapping the War: World War II
More Popular World War II Printables

WWII Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Learning About Voice Through Photographs Assessment

World War II Language Arts Resources

Number the Stars
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
War and Peace
Veterans Day Newspaper
Remembering the Day of Infamy
More Popular World War II Language Arts Resources

World War II Literature Resources

World War II Student Project
Discussion Guide for War Is...
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Number the Stars Character Jeopardy
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
Readers Theater Script: The House of Sixty Fathers
More Popular World War II Literature Resources

World War II References

Joseph Stalin Biography
Animals in Uniform
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
World War II: Timeline
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
More World War II References

Holocaust Remembrance Resources

WWII Printables Slideshow
The Purpose of Passports
The Anne Frank and Miep Gies Connection
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
Crack the Code -- The Holocaust
Newscast from Berlin
Create a Web: The Holocaust
More Holocaust Remembrance – Teacher Resources

Veterans Day Resources

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
What Is Veterans Day?
Battles That Changed History
Slaughterhouse-Five Synopsis
More Veterans Day – Teacher Resources

Memorial Day Resources

Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Memorial Day Videos & Activities
Flag Facts
More Memorial Day Teacher Resources

Black History Month & World War II Connected

Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers Teacher's Guide
African-Americans in World War II
More Black History Month – Teacher Resources

Women's History & World War II Connected

Women and World War II
Life on the Home Front
WAACS, WAVES, and Nurses
Flygirl Discussion Guide
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

World War II Social Studies Activities

Has the Past Been Just?
The Navajo Code Talkers
Weapons of War
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Third Inaugural Address
Hiroshima: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Star of Luis
War and Post-War Elections
Curious George Authors: The Reys
More Popular World War II Social Studies Activities


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August Calendar of Events
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Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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