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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
The Holocaust
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
Once Discussion Guide
Number the Stars Character Jeopardy
Holocaust Fact or Opinion
Remembrance Day Quiz
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
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
Veterans Day Newspaper
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
More Popular World War II Language Arts Resources

World War II Literature Resources

World War II Student Project
Hiroshima: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
Slaughterhouse-Five Synopsis
The Anne Frank and Miep Gies Connection
Discussion Guide for War Is...
Readers Theater Script: Journey Home
More Popular World War II Literature Resources

World War II References

Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
World War II: Timeline
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
The Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Animals in Uniform
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Third Inaugural Address
More World War II References

Holocaust Remembrance Resources

WWII Printables Slideshow
Crack the Code -- The Holocaust
Take a Risk -- The Holocaust
Chronology of World War II
Thinking about Prejudice
Nuremberg Law
More Holocaust Remembrance – Teacher Resources

Veterans Day Resources

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
What Is Veterans Day?
War and Peace
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

Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
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

Life on the Home Front
Women and World War II
WAACS, WAVES, and Nurses
Flygirl Discussion Guide
More Women's History – Teacher Resources

World War II Social Studies Activities

The Navajo Code Talkers
Mapping the War: World War II
Weapons of War
Final Justice: Nuremberg Trials
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
Has the Past Been Just?
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
Star of Luis
More Popular World War II Social Studies Activities

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Celebrate the Festival of Lights in your classroom! Hanukkah begins at sundown December 6.

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

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!

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 (and now in print!), 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.