This assignment will help build background knowledge on WWII before teaching the novel Unbroken in ELA or to use in a Social Studies unit! This assignment can be used during instruction, or for students to complete independently.
The directions ask the students to annotate an article called "War in Pacific" (from the NYS Common Core modules) using specific instructions listed on the first page. When finished reading and annoting, the students answer comprehensions questions, Fnally the students will circle all the places mentioned in the article on a map of the South Pacific. This assignment helps my students understand the geographical setting of both the book Unbroken and WWII.