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World War II Vocabulary Matching Activity (World War 2, WWII, WW2)

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Every vocabulary term you can think of for vocabulary term practice and review! There are 2 different ways to use this activity. You can cut the vocabulary cards and definitions apart to match them or you can fold them to create flashcards.

- vocabulary terms and definitions
- instructions page

Vocabulary terms included:
- fascism
- racism
- internment camp
- dictator
- aircraft carrier
- atomic bomb
- concentration camp
- Allied Powers
- Axis Powers
- Gestapo
- kamikaze
- Nazi
- appeasement
- air raid
- communism
- Manhattan Project

This vocabulary activity covers Georgia Performance Standards:

SS5H4 Explain America’s involvement in World War II.
a. Describe German aggression in Europe and Japanese aggression in Asia.
b. Describe major events in the war in both Europe and the Pacific; include Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, VE and VJ Days, and the Holocaust.
c. Discuss President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and
d. Identify Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill, Hirohito, Truman, Mussolini, and Hitler.
e. Describe the effects of rationing and the changing role of women and African Americans or Blacks; include “Rosie the Riveter” and the Tuskegee Airmen.
f. Explain the role of Eleanor Roosevelt and the U.S. in the formation of the United Nations.

I hope you and your students enjoy this activity!

-Erin Kathryn
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