TeachersFirst's Pearl Harbor and World War II Resources
This curated collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers and students honor Pearl Harbor Day and the important events of World War II through related projects and classroom activities. Whether you focus on Pearl Harbor for one class or spend an entire unit on World War II or the Holocaust, the ideas included within the "In the Classroom" portion of reviews will launch discussions and meaningful projects for student-centered learning. Take your classes beyond infamy to inspiration.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomThis collection offers rich opportunities during the study of World War II. Students can trace the tensions and events of the war year by year or by issue. Redefine students' learning by having pairs or small groups create their own comic about a current event and explain it using Thinglink, reviewed here, an image annotation tool that allows you to reference images by URL, add text, links, audio and video.
Grades8 to 12
In the ClassroomChallenge your students and transform their learning using a site such as Timeline JS, reviewed here, to create an interactive timeline of individual families' involvements in the Holocaust or of the days of the Holocaust itself. Have interested students create a family tree using documents from this site.Timeline JS offers the option to upload and add photos, videos, audio, Tweets, and Google Maps making it interactive. Make World War II history more real with these actual accounts.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomThe slide show makes a good introduction to a discussion of the Holocaust within the context of World War II, and is ideal for use on an interactive whiteboard or projector for use with the entire class. There is text commentary for each slide, so students could explore the site individually at home or in a computer lab as an enrichment activity as well.
Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomUse the activities presented on the site, such as Bioethics of Eugenics or the role of Propaganda during the Holocaust. You can use many of these resources to compare present day beliefs or thoughts about the holocaust, or to evaluate current websites/blogs for accuracy. Social responsibility and action from that period can be compared to current crises in the World today. Students can also use the information to determine the reasoning behind the actions of each of the groups and write an editorial about that group's beliefs or create a piece of artwork depicting their thoughts and emotions.
Grades9 to 12
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