“World War II: War in the Pacific“ is an overview of the war against Japan in the Pacific just after the attack at Pearl Harbor. The presentation follows the “island hopping” strategy used by the US in the Pacific. Teacher notes and extra information are included on “note view “for many slides. “This presentation was used ( and is still used) in class, and I continually edit and improved it over time. It holds the class interest and brings up a lot of discussion. This works and keeps the kids attention.
Presentation starts with Pearl Harbor <> Admiral Halsey and General MacArthur <> The Philippines fall-Bataan and the “death march” <> The Doolittle Raid <> Battle of Coral Sea <> Battle of Midway<> “Island Hopping” <> Battle of Guadalcanal <> Navajo Code talkers <> Battle of Tarawa <> Battle of Saipan <> Battle for Guam <> Battle of Leyte Gulf <> Battle of Iwo Jima <> The photo that “defines” the war! <> Battle of Okinawa <> Kamikaze threat <>Hiroshima and Nagasaki (brief over view) <> Japan Surrenders.
60 slide presentation
1-2 class periods –( about 1-2 hours).
Teacher class notes through out the presentation-(in the slides "note view”)
Video clips and political cartoons, along with photos from each event
Assessment test/ quiz questions based on the slides +11 question map matching exercise
Map work sheet with an outline map of the Pacific