World War II

In our World War II lesson plan, students will learn about the Second World War. They will learn about the causes and effects of World War II, the key countries and people involved, and the tactics used. They will also conduct their own research on a related topic.

Our World War II lesson plan introduces the causes of World War II, the Allied and Axis Powers, several World War II leaders and battles, and explain several facts about the war. During this lesson, students are asked to work in pairs to conduct research and engage critical thinking skills as they define and explain the significance of select terms relating to World War II. Students are also asked to complete a crossword puzzle using lesson vocabulary.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the causes of World War II, countries involved, and research people, places, and events related to the war.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10



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Social Studies, Video


4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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