R , we have now been able to complete the editing of her Mother's Testimony. First Lieutenant Frances C. The new texts can be found in the "Testimonies" menu of the main website navigation. Carroll, we are pleased to announce the addition of a new Unit History to our website. The new texts can be found in the "Unit Histories" menu of the main website navigation. We are pleased to announce the addition of the th Station Hospital Unit History to our website.
The MRC Staff are still looking for additional material related to the unit's final operations in the European Theater of Operations, and would welcome any inputs from our readers. We are pleased to announce that we have now been able to upload a new Document for our readers to access. This one is entitled "Victory Order of the Day"; a small booklet printed in Lessons analyze all aspects of the Holocaust and urge students to take advantage of primary sources.
The lessons come with their own worksheets. These are High School level assignments. It was not until that a small band of Treasury Department employees forced the government to respond. Total War In World War II, fire bombs, air raids, and the atomic bomb kill millions of civilians and leave many more injured and homeless.
As the fighting grows more fierce and sweeps across nations, ordinary citizens join the war effort, often at great sacrifice. Explore the effects of World War II on civilians.
Was Hitler a Passionate Lunatic? This exercise is aimed at getting pupils to look at conflicting evidence and assessing their reliability. It can be used as an introduction to looking at the issue of appeasement and the decisions that were made in the run up to the outbreak of the war. Chamberlain and Hitler, What was Chamberlain trying to do?
Is it unfair to criticize Chamberlain for mis-judging Hitler? Students could try to construct the case for Chamberlain. From the UK National Archives. German Occupation of the Rhineland, What should Britain do about it? Documents reveal the motives and attitudes of the British government as they discuss their options. The extracts from the Cabinet minutes also show how little room for maneuvering British politicians actually had.
This provides a good case-study of British appeasement policy. Ranging in time from ancient Egypt to World War II, to the Vietnam war, these simulations will be applicable to many history classes.
Each simulation requires rulers, dice, and maps and paper soldiers printed out from the website. These complex simulations will require considerable amounts of class time, as well as preparation time by the instructor. However, they have the potential to create a unique and engaging experience. As well as providing extensive information about the simulations themselves, the website also lists books and other sites with more historical information about many of the conflicts.
Changing Perspectives on the Japanese Internment Experience In this interactive and multi-disciplinary lesson, students learn about the role that perspective plays in the writing of history by focusing on the changing views about Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Awesome Stories lesson plans are free to schools and libraries. The Battle of the Bulge: Many important issues are addressed and offered for student debate. The guide also has several class activities and projects map making, research, etc.
Nazi Designers of Death Nearly 50 years after the Holocaust, discover how a British historian gathered powerful evidence to show how Nazi death camps were planned and constructed. PBS activity for middle school students. Exploring How Politics Shapes American War Policy In this New York Times lesson, students will research the political climate prior to major American wars of the past, then reflect on the current call for power to confront Iraq.
The Home Front This ThinkQuest site includes a timeline, an artifact museum and a simulation that allows students to follow the lives of five American families during the school year of September June Anne Frank in the World: Teacher Book Produced by The Friends of Anne Frank in Utah and the Intermountain West Region the workbook features lesson plans and activities for grades , lesson plans and activities for grades , readings and overviews, timelines, and a glossary. Each page has been supported with appropriate visual images, and where possible, first person accounts by individuals who were present during the event.
In addition, a number of multimedia-learning objects have been place including sound bites, mini — movies and flash items. Two major simulations have been developed for students that can be used in a stand-alone delivery mode.
Decision in Normandy provides students with the opportunity to recreate the events around the Normandy Invasion. Prisoners of Another War In this high school lesson plan students will be able to identify violations of the Geneva Convention in the treatment of American POWs at Berga and understand the role of international bodies in judging war crimes and crimes against humanity. Sections revolve around essential questions for students to answer and feature diaries, activities, worksheets, a timeline, and video.
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