World War II Unit Study
by Beverly S. Krueger
There are abundant
resources for studying World War II online. Whether you are a military
history buff, a high school student looking to supplement your world
history or American history studies, or a homeschool mom creating
your own World War II unit study for your younger children, you
won't need to look far to get detailed resources suited to your
purposes. In this Unit Study Resources article we've included links
to lesson plans and websites dealing with the war itself, the war
in Europe, the war in the Pacific, life on the home front, the holocaust
and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We have a complete listing
of the History Channel Speech Archive's World War II speeches. Other
resources include songs of World War II, activities, books, and
videos. In the video section you'll find fiction and nonfiction
videos most with short reviews.
World War II Lesson Plans
World War II Websites
War II Sites
World War II Memorial
Channel Speech Archive - World War II
Project - World War II Documents
World War II
Sections include "Campaigns and Battles", "War at Sea," "The
Air War," The Secret War," "Politics," "The
Holocaust," and "Home Front."
and Information Posters Gallery
World War II
and Ciphers in the Second World War
Between 1939 and 1945, the most advanced and creative forms of
mathematical and technological knowledge were combined to master
German communications. British cryptanalysts, Alan Turing at the
forefront, changed the course of the Second World War and created
the foundation for the modern computer.
Aces of World War II
American fighter pilots and airplanes of World War Two. Aces like
Robert S. Johnson, Gabby Gabreski, Pappy Boyington, Joe Foss,
David McCampbell, Dick Bong, Tommy Blackburn, Edward 'Butch' O'Hare,
and Chuck Yeager. Fighter planes like the P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning,
and F4U Corsair. All the World War II theatres, services, and
fighter planes are included: P-47 Thunderbolt pilots with the
56th Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force, Marine Corsair aces of
Guadalcanal and the Solomons, carrier based Navy Hellcat pilots,
and USAAF fighter pilots who flew the P-38 over New Guinea and
Home Front During World War II
Air Force in World War II
Army in World War II
Navy in World War II
Battle Monuments Commission - Cemetaries, memorials
More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
The experiences of Japanese Americans during WWII; decision-making
and citizen action under the U.S. Constitution
C. Marshall, Soldier of Peace
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Marshall Plan,
the National Portrait Gallery and the George C. Marshall Foundation
in Lexington, Virginia, have co-organized this exhibition on the
life and career of American general and statesman George C. Marshall.
1942: United We Stand
During July 1942, seven months after the United States entered
World War II, magazines nationwide featured the American flag
on their covers. Adopting the slogan United We Stand, some five
hundred publications waved the stars and stripes to promote national
unity, rally support for the war, and celebrate Independence Day.
War in Europe
History Place - World War II in Europe
Information about Hitler and other Nazis. Timeline.
Frank House Information about Anne, her diary, activities,
and teacher resources.
of World War II - European Theater
War II in Europe
Summary, facts and statistics, weapons, photos, memoirs, biographies
War II Combat in Europe
Information supplemented by pictures from the United States Air
Slide show of the museum exhibit along with other resources and
information about D-Day.
Ambrose lecture: Victory in Europe: May 1945
Dr. Ambrose, widely recognized as one of the leading experts on
this period, reviews the Allied strategy to end World War II in
Europe, evaluates its success, and reflects on its long-term implications.
War in the
States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Online workship and 133 page guide titled "Teaching About
cards - A set of 37 identification cards reproduced on 8 1/2"
x 11" paper for easy distribution and reproduction. Portrays
the experiences of a wide range of people during the Holocaust
or brochures on the Resistance to the Holocaust and the victims
of the holocaust.
Family Guides to the exhibition.
Holocaust a Learning Site for Students
Welcome to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's The Holocaust:
A Learning Site for Students. Organized by theme, this site uses
text, historical photographs, maps, images of artifacts, and audio
clips to provide an overview of the Holocaust. It is the first
step in a growing resource for middle and secondary level students
and teachers, with content that reflects the history as it is
presented in the Museum's Permanent Exhibition, The Holocaust.
Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
Extensive resources in an easily accessed and navigated site.
You'll find exactly what you're looking for quickly and easily.
War II Activities
Wargames covering World War II probably outnumber those covering
all other eras (combined!) -- obviously World War II is something
of great interest to us all, and wargamers are no exception. While
there have been WWII computer wargames since the early '80s (see "Golden Oldies" below), we've restricted this list to
games from the last several years, games you might have a chance
of finding in stores or that you can order directly from the publishers.
of the Atlantic Online Game
The Battle of the Atlantic lasted as long as World War Two itself.
By the summer of 1942 one Allied ship was going down every four
hours, yet German U-boat losses remained frustratingly low.
Play the game
as a 'Senior Officer Escort'. In charge of the destroyers and
corvettes tasked with defending the increasingly important convoys,
you will need to learn about the tactics you can use to outwit
German U-boats, and discover the strengths and weaknesses of both
friend and foe.
Your Own World War II Timeline
This timeline will start you off with a few dates. Add more important
dates from World War II and print out your final timeline. You
can also add photos, videos, and sound!
a World War II Memory Book
are still thousands of people alive today who were soldiers, civilians,
or children during the Second World War, and who remember what
they did and how they felt. Locate someone to interview about
this extraordinary time. Then use the Scholastic Writing Workshop
to write and publish that person's oral history of World War II
in Scholastic's World War II Memory Book.
Research Starter - World War II Military Operations
of the WACS - cutout paper doll from 1943
World War II Songs
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