Students get a more in depth look at battles from World War 2 (WW2, WWII) with this graphic organizer. They pick 10 of 16 battles to research and in the chart they fill in the battle name, when and where it happened, which side won, and the general historical significance to the battle. They also answer 10 questions of varying levels of difficulty about specific battles, the variety of fronts, technology and weapons developments, and more. I typically have students do this in pairs. Depending on what you cover in class, the students might need access to reference books or the internet to do additional research. This is appropriate for both US and World History. The answers are included and this would be great for a sub!
Sample questions include:
--How did the Battle of the Bulge get its name?
--The loss of which battle led to Hitler declaring a national day of mourning?
--List and describe two different battle strategies/fighting tactics between the European and Pacific theaters.
--Which battle was the turning point in the European Front and why?
--Do you think it would have been worse to fight in the European or Pacific theater, and why? How are you defining the word “worse?”
You might be interested in a related bundle:
US History Battles Graphic Organizers BUNDLE
Review Projects Sample Bundle
World War 2 Activities Mini Bundle
BIG WW2 Bundle
Or any individual WW2 items:
World War 2
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