War and Peace

Part 1

On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered, ending World War II in Europe.

The following sentences can be rearranged and combined into a paragraph about World War II. Put these sentences into the correct order and write the paragraph on the back of the paper.

  1. England fought on alone.
  2. Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
  3. They were called the Allies.
  4. They fought against the Axis powers, consisting of Germany, Italy, and Japan.
  5. At first, the war went badly for the Allies.
  6. England, France, and Australia came to Poland's defense.
  7. This war began in 1939 when German armies invaded Poland.
  8. The United States entered the war on December 7, 1941, the date of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
  9. After many battles, the tide began to turn until the surrender of Germany in 1945.
  10. France surrendered and the Germans occupied Paris.

Part 2

Here are more sentences about World War II. Rearrange these sentences into a paragraph. Write the paragraph on the back of the paper.

  1. They were taken from their homes and sent to concentration camps, where they were tortured and murdered.
  2. This was the killing of ten million innocent men, women, and children by the Nazis who ruled Germany.
  3. Historians are still trying to understand this horrible event in the hope of avoiding future holocausts.
  4. One of the most horrifying events of World War II in Europe was the Holocaust.
  5. After the war, the Germans tried to hide these atrocities.
  6. Among them were six million Jews.
  7. These were people whom the Germans had decided should be destroyed.
  8. Gradually, the world learned what had happened.
Excerpted from Writing Activities For Every Month of the School Year.

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