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

World War II Literature Resources

World War II Student Project
Once Discussion Guide
Hiroshima
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
The Anne Frank and Miep Gies Connection
Discussion Guide for War Is...
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
More Popular World War II Literature Resources

World War II References

World War II: Timeline
Remembering the Day of Infamy
Battles That Changed History
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
Winston Churchill Biography
Benito Mussolini Biography
The Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
More World War II References

Holocaust Remembrance Resources

Holocaust Fact or Opinion
WWII Printables Slideshow
Nuremberg Law
Take a Risk -- The Holocaust
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?
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Veterans Day Newspaper
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
War and Peace
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 Synopsis
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
More Memorial Day Teacher Resources

Black History Month & World War II Connected

Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
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

Weapons of War
The Navajo Code Talkers
The Manhattan Project
Has the Past Been Just?
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
Star of David & Prejudice (Graphic Organizer)
Between Shades of Gray Discussion Guide
European Peace Treaties Worksheet
The Controversy Over Nuclear Weapons
More Popular World War II Social Studies Activities

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

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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