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There is no better way to hook your students with history than sharing American GI letters from World War II. Yes, students will analyze these SUPER primary sources using text dependent questions.
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL GET:
3 letters from American GI’s who served in Europe.
Letter #1 – This letter is written by a soldier who served with 442nd, the segregated Japanese-American Regimental Combat Team. This letter is an interesting perspective on why this young man served his nation while his family was living in an internment camp in the US.
Letter #2 – This letter was written by a soldier who participated in D-Day. He wrote home about his firsthand account as he stormed Omaha beach.
Letter #3 – This soldier wrote home about his account of seeing broken German soldiers as they were being marched to POW camps. He gives his observations and thoughts about the regular German soldiers, the SS, and the teenage German troops as they slowly march to their end of the war.
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All primary sources include guided questions, highlighted words, and 4 – 5 possible discussion questions.