World War II

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By Lester Nelson, EDSC 304

Content Standards:

Content Standards CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information. 2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3 Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them. 3. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.6 Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts. 4. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.9 Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.

Big Ideas/Unit Goals and 21st Century Skills:

Big Ideas/Unit Goals and 21 st Century Skills Big Ideas/Unit Goals Was the attack on Pearl Harbor the main reason the United States entered the war? Were the Battles during the war have a strategical impact of winning the war? There were many new technology being developed by the United States during the war, did they have an impact for the war, and in the Homefront? 21 st Century Skills Students will research the internet for different battles during World War II, and present a timeline of the battles in a group presentation. Students will use PowerPoint to provide a 5-slide presentation to the class.

Student Learning Objectives and Assessments:

Student Learning Objectives and Assessments SLO’s Students will understand why the United States entered World War II. Students analyze different Battles throughout the war, and how they had a significant role in world War II. Students will analyze the developments of new technology used during World War II. Assessments Students will develop a timeline of events, key countries, and leaders that lead to the United States to enter World War II. Students will create a bullet point format of the different battles during World War II of what was important about each battle. Students will write out a list of new technology that was developed during World War II.

Learning Activities :

Learning Activities Activity 1 Students will be assigned a certain Battle during World War II, and will discuss the significant of a particular battle during the war, and how each battle changed the outcome of the war. Students will watch a short length film of each battle, in order to understand what the battle was about, and who participated in each battle. Activity 2 Students will pair in groups of 4, and discuss to the class one key event, country, or leader. Students will present who, what, where, when, why, and how that particular event, country, or leader ultimately lead to the U.S. involvement. They will create a powerpoint presentation for the class.

Why I chose this topic:

Why I chose this topic I chose this topic because it is one of the wars that could have change the world completely. It was the first war that unconventional warfare was used, and a war that was fought in different environments throughout the world. It is war that society has been able to analyze, and learn for mistakes and victories to improve future modern warfare. I have always been intrigued by the World War II, especially the development of new military technology. How great leaders on the Allied and Axis sides conducted strategic military tactics in desert operations, the Pacific campaign, and mountain operations.