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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
Once Discussion Guide
The Holocaust
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Thinking about Prejudice
Number the Stars Character Jeopardy
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
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler Common Core Teacher's Guide
Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
Summer of My German Soldier
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
More Popular World War II Language Arts Resources

World War II Literature Resources

World War II Student Project
Hiroshima
Readers Theater Script: Journey Home
The Anne Frank and Miep Gies Connection
Milkweed
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
Teacher's Guide for Bomb: The Race to Build—And Steal—The World's Most Dangerous Weapon
More Popular World War II Literature Resources

World War II References

World War II: Timeline
Animals in Uniform
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
Battles That Changed History
The Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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
Crack the Code -- The Holocaust
Holocaust Fact or Opinion
Take a Risk -- The Holocaust
Star of David & Prejudice (Graphic Organizer)
German Nazi Takeover: 1933-1944
More Holocaust Remembrance – Teacher Resources

Veterans Day Resources

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
What Is Veterans Day?
Veterans Day Newspaper
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
Slaughterhouse-Five Synopsis
War and Peace
More Veterans Day – Teacher Resources

Memorial Day Resources

Memorial Day Videos & Activities
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Flag Facts
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

The Navajo Code Talkers
Has the Past Been Just?
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
Nuremberg Law
Mapping the War: World War II
The Purpose of Passports
Weapons of War
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Third Inaugural Address
Hiroshima: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
More Popular World War II Social Studies Activities

Highlights

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

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: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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