This is a complete three-week PowerPoint unit on World War II covering the *Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) for middle school history, which includes the following lessons/topics:
1.Rise of Dictators (Fascism)
2.War Map Activity (you have to supply the blank maps)
4.Steps to War (1933-39)
5.Europe at War (1939-41)
7.From Neutrality to Direct Involvement
9.The Home Front
10.Holocaust (Lesson centers around the video "Auschwitz: If You Cried, You Died")
11.From Winning to Rebuilding (Lecture on D-Day, Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Marshall Plan, and United Nations)
This is the PowerPoint only. "World War II Supplementary Materials..." includes formal assessments, study guides, guided reading assignments, student note-taking handouts, history project assignment, and video clips for this PowerPoint.
Visit http://www.mrwalton.org/6thgrade-Work.htm to view examples of WWII student work.
I hope this helps anyone looking to teach this unit. Thank you.
Michael T. Walton
*Virginia SOLs exceed the Common Core Standards. This unit may be adapted for high school use.