To review the most important military campaigns of the Second World War.
2 class periods
You can begin this lesson by reading with the class the section Axis Powers Make Early Gains: 1939-1941. Then, have students do numbers 1-9 of the mapwork.
Continue in the same way with all other sections:
• America Enters the War: 1941
• Allies Defeat the Axis Powers in North Africa and Europe: 1941-1945
• United States Defeats Japan in the Pacific Region: 1942-1945
As class members make their way through this activity, they will be working on two maps. The first, on page 75E, is entitled World War II in Europe and North Africa. The second, on page 75F, is entitled World War II in the Pacific Region
My students always like doing this information-filled map exercise, and I provide them with colored pencils to make it even more enjoyable.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.