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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
Number the Stars Character Jeopardy
World War II Reading Warm-Up: Pearl Harbor
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
Crack the Code -- The Holocaust
The Holocaust
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
Remembering the Day of Infamy
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
Milkweed
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: A Letter from Home
More Popular World War II Language Arts Resources

World War II Literature Resources

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

World War II References

World War II: Timeline
Joseph Stalin Biography
The Bismarck
Animals in Uniform
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Third Inaugural Address
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
More World War II References

Holocaust Remembrance Resources

WWII Printables Slideshow
Chronology of World War II
German Nazi Takeover: 1933-1944
Holocaust Fact or Opinion
Thinking about Prejudice
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
The Anne Frank and Miep Gies Connection
More Holocaust Remembrance – Teacher Resources

Veterans Day Resources

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
War and Peace
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Veterans Day Newspaper
What Is Veterans Day?
Battles That Changed History
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
Slaughterhouse-Five
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
WAACS, WAVES, and Nurses
Life on the Home Front
Flygirl Discussion Guide
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

World War II Social Studies Activities

The Navajo Code Talkers
Has the Past Been Just?
Japanese Internment
Weapons of War
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
Star of Luis
Hiroshima
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
World War II Aircraft
More Popular World War II Social Studies Activities

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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!

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