This is a power point with information for 5th grade students on World War II. This power point includes information, maps, and pictures including primary resources such as newspaper headlines. It covers all the 5th grade WWII standards listed below. I use this as students take notes in their interactive notebooks. Sometimes I have printed the power point on notes handouts for students to glue in notebooks if we do not have time to write the notes. The link to the Pearl Harbor description is a great resource as well.
SS5H6. I can explain the reasons for America's involvement in World War II.
SS5H6a. I can describe Germany’s aggression in Europe and Japan’s aggression in Asia.
SS5H6b. I can describe the major events of WWII, both in Europe and the Pacific. (Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, VE and VJ Days, and the Holocaust)
SS5H6c. I can discuss President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
SS5H6d. I can describe the involvement the following individuals had during WWII: Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill, Hirohito, Truman, Mussolini, and Hitler.
SS5H6e. I can describe the effects of rationing and changing role of women and African Americans during WWII. (Rosie the Riveter and the Tuskegee Airmen)