This download comes with the PowerPoint and a blank Pacific Theater Map in both MS WORD and PDF format.
Students follow along on their own blank map of the Pacific to identify 15 key moments of the Pacific Theater of World War Two. Of course, the list is not exhaustive, but frames the war well and serves as a great introduction or overview of World War Two. Enjoy!
Step 1: Label these geographic features
Step 2: Shade in the Empire of Japan
Step 3: Shade in the United States
Step 4: Shade in the areas controlled by the Empire of Japan by 1941
Step 5: Draw a “NO” sign on the Panama Canal, since the U.S.
Step 6: Draw a “NO” sign on an oil ship, since U.S. placed an oil embargo
Step 7: Draw a Japanese plane by Hawaii, showing 12-7-41 Pearl Harbor attack
Step 8: Japanese Internment along the West Coast of the U.S.
Step 9: Draw a Declaration of War document on Washington D.C.
Step 10: The Doolittle Raids
Step 11: Battle of Midway (1942)
Step 12: Gilbert and Marshall Islands (1943)
Step 13: Guam and the Philippines (1944)
Step 14: Battle of Iwo Jima (1945)
Step 15: Nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki