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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.

Printables

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
The Holocaust
Crack the Code -- The Holocaust
Mapping the War: World War II
Number the Stars Character Jeopardy
World War II Reading Warm-Up: Pearl Harbor
More Popular World War II Printables

WWII Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Learning About Voice Through Photographs Assessment

World War II Language Arts Resources

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Number the Stars
Remembering the Day of Infamy
Milkweed
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: News about Hitler
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
More Popular World War II Language Arts Resources

World War II Literature Resources

World War II Student Project
Once Discussion Guide
Hiroshima: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
Slaughterhouse-Five
Hiroshima
More Popular World War II Literature Resources

World War II References

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

Holocaust Remembrance Resources

WWII Printables Slideshow
Chronology of World War II
Holocaust Fact or Opinion
Thinking about Prejudice
Nuremberg Law
German Nazi Takeover: 1933-1944
Star of David & Prejudice (Graphic Organizer)
More Holocaust Remembrance – Teacher Resources

Veterans Day Resources

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
What Is Veterans Day?
Veterans Day Newspaper
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
War and Peace
Slaughterhouse-Five Synopsis
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
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

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

The Navajo Code Talkers
Has the Past Been Just?
Weapons of War
Japanese Internment
Final Justice: Nuremberg Trials
The Purpose of Passports
Take a Risk -- The Holocaust
The Manhattan Project
Remembrance Day Quiz
More Popular World War II Social Studies Activities

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Highlights

Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sundown 5/4), Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Mother's Day (5/8), Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.