BUNDLE – World War II on the Home Front– 16 Day Unit Plan (secondary U.S History)
This BUNDLE includes everything you need to teach a 16-day unit on “World War II on the Home Front” for your secondary U.S. History class. Common-Core aligned!
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This purchase includes the following products:
• 1-page handout: Unit Introduction (includes standards, essential questions and vocabulary terms)
• 1-page extra credit film worksheet
• 2-page Budget Vocabulary Matrix
• WWII Word Wall Posters
• WWII on the Home Front Preview in Pictures
• Origins of American Involvement in WWII Power Point Presentation and Speech Analysis Activities
• SOAPSTONE American Isolationism Primary Source Analysis Activity
• America and the The Holocaust Film Analysis
• WWII Disney Film Propaganda Power Point Presentation
• WWII on the Home Front Swing Dance Activity
• Special Fighting Forces
• Winning World War II
• Exploring Science and Technology During WWII
• Japanese Internment Play
• WWII Unit Test and Review Game
All products include all necessary power points, worksheets, handouts, film clips, lesson plans, etc.
This unit is based on California Standards:
11.7 Students analyze America's participation in World War II.
1. Examine the origins of American involvement in the war, with an emphasis on the events that precipitated the attack on Pearl Harbor.
2. Explain U.S. and Allied wartime strategy, including the major battles of Midway, Normandy, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Battle of the Bulge.
3. Identify the roles and sacrifices of individual American soldiers, as well as the unique contributions of the special fighting forces (e.g., the Tuskegee Airmen, the 442nd Regimental Combat team, the Navajo Code Talkers).
4. Analyze Roosevelt's foreign policy during World War II (e.g., Four Freedoms speech).
5. Discuss the constitutional issues and impact of events on the U.S. home front, including the internment of Japanese Americans (e.g., Fred Korematsu v. United States of America) and the restrictions on German and Italian resident aliens; the response of the administration to Hitler's atrocities against Jews and other groups; the roles of women in military production; and the roles and growing political demands of African Americans.
6. Describe major developments in aviation, weaponry, communication, and medicine and the war's impact on the location of American industry and use of resources.
7. Discuss the decision to drop atomic bombs and the consequences of the decision (Hiroshima and Nagasaki).
8. Analyze the effect of massive aid given to Western Europe under the Marshall Plan to rebuild itself after the war and the importance of a rebuilt Europe to the U.S. economy.
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