Students read and analyze the speeches Truman gave at the end of World War 2 (WW2, WWII), that on V-E Day and V-J Day. There are 21 questions between the 2 speeches, 5 compare and contrast questions, and a multi-part creative task. The answers are included where appropriate and this would be great for a sub!
Sample questions include:
--Why isn't their rejoicing as full force as possible?
--How can peace be built?
--Which of Truman's statements in this speech do you think was most emotionally impactful to Americans in 1945 and why?
--Explain why it was noteworthy that the surrender was unconditional.
--Why does Truman acknowledge that the country's first thoughts are with those who were killed or maimed?
--Explain this statement in your own words: No victory can make good their loss.
--Which speech do you think meant more to Americans at the time and why?
You might be interested in one of my WW2 Bundles (this is in the combination bundle and primary sources mini bundle):
World War 2 Activities Mini Bundle
World War 2 Primary Source Analysis Mini Bundle
Combined Activities and Primary Source Bundle
Or any individual WW2 items:
World War 2