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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
Mapping the War: World War II
The Holocaust
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
Number the Stars Character Jeopardy
Chronology of World War II
Holocaust Fact or Opinion
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
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Summer of My German Soldier
More Popular World War II Language Arts Resources

World War II Literature Resources

World War II Student Project
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
Once Discussion Guide
Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers Teacher's Guide
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: A Letter from Home
More Popular World War II Literature Resources

World War II References

World War II: Timeline
Battles That Changed History
Winston Churchill Biography
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
Benito Mussolini Biography
The Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Animals in Uniform
More World War II References

Holocaust Remembrance Resources

WWII Printables Slideshow
Crack the Code -- The Holocaust
Nuremberg Law
Take a Risk -- The Holocaust
Thinking about Prejudice
German Nazi Takeover: 1933-1944
More Holocaust Remembrance – Teacher Resources

Veterans Day Resources

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

Memorial Day Resources

Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Flag Facts
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Memorial Day Videos & Activities
More Memorial Day Teacher Resources

Black History Month & World War II Connected

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
Flygirl Discussion Guide
WAACS, WAVES, and Nurses
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

World War II Social Studies Activities

Weapons of War
Has the Past Been Just?
The Navajo Code Talkers
Star of David & Prejudice (Graphic Organizer)
The Manhattan Project
Between Shades of Gray Discussion Guide
Discussion Guide for War Is...
Hiroshima: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
World War II Aircraft
More Popular World War II Social Studies Activities


Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

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