To review the most important military campaigns of the Second World War.
2 class periods
The lesson begins by reading with the class a section entitled Axis Powers Make Early Gains: 1939-1941. Afterwards, students do numbers 1-9 of the mapwork, which involves labeling key people, places, dates and events on a map of Europe and North Africa.
The map exercise continues 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 103E, is entitled World War II in Europe and North Africa. The second, on page 103F, is entitled World War II in the Pacific Region
My students have always liked doing this information-filled map exercise. 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.