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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
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
The Holocaust
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
The Navajo Code Talkers
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 Short Answer
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
More Popular World War II Language Arts Resources

World War II Literature Resources

World War II Student Project
Number the Stars Character Jeopardy
Summer of My German Soldier
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Slaughterhouse-Five Synopsis
Readers Theater Script: The House of Sixty Fathers
More Popular World War II Literature Resources

World War II References

World War II: Timeline
The Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Benito Mussolini Biography
Remembering the Day of Infamy
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Animals in Uniform
More World War II References

Holocaust Remembrance Resources

Holocaust Fact or Opinion
WWII Printables Slideshow
Chronology of World War II
Thinking about Prejudice
Crack the Code -- The Holocaust
Newscast from Berlin
Take a Risk -- The Holocaust
More Holocaust Remembrance – Teacher Resources

Veterans Day Resources

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
What Is Veterans Day?
Veterans Day Newspaper
War and Peace
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
Battles That Changed History
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
WAACS, WAVES, and Nurses
Life on the Home Front
Flygirl Discussion Guide
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

World War II Social Studies Activities

Mapping the War: World War II
Has the Past Been Just?
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
World War II Aircraft
Star of Luis
The Anne Frank and Miep Gies Connection
The Purpose of Passports
Star of David & Prejudice (Graphic Organizer)
Writers of the Forties
More Popular World War II Social Studies Activities

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