3. Student Learning Map

  • Topic:World War II
  • Subject(s):Social Studies
  • Days:20
  • Grade(s):11
Key Learning:

World War II was the most catastrophic war in world history.

As one of the victorious Allies of World War II, America emerged as a superpower.

Unit Essential Question(s):
 
 

1. What are the major causes, nature and effects of World War II?

2. How does the United States emerge as a superpower within the world/UN community?

   
Concept:

War in Europe/End of Neutrality

8.1.12 A to D

8.3.12. A to D

8.4.12. A to D

7.4.12. A, B

7.3.12 A to E

6.1.12 A to D

6.2.12. C, D, F, G, H, K

6.4.12 A, B, C, E

5.1.12 A, E, G, I, K, L, M

5.2.12 A, B, E

5.3.12 A, D, F, H, I, J, K

5.4.12. A to E

Concept:

American Homefront/Opportunity and Discrimination

8.1.12 A to D

8.3.12 A to D

8.4.12 A to D

7.4.12 A, B

7.3.12 A to E

6.4.12 A, B, C, E

5.1.12 A, E, G, I, K, L, M

5.2.12. A, B, E

5.3.12. A, D, F, H, I, J, K

5.4.12. A to E

Concept:

European Theater, Pacific Theater; war's conclusion

8.1.12. A to D

8.3.12. A to D

8.4.12. A to D

7.4.12 A, B

7.3.12. A to E

6.4.12. A, B, C, E

5.1.12. A, E, G, I, K, L, M

5.2.12. A, B, E

5.3.12. A, D, F, H, I, J, K

5.4.12. A to E

Lesson Essential Question(s):

What changes America\'s official policy of neutrality and leads us to join the Allies?

(A)

What were the political, economic, and social conditions that led to the outbreak of war?

(A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):

How was the homefront a place of opportunity and discrimination in terms of race and gender?

(A)

How is America the arsenal of democracy?

(A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):

What was the nature of the fighting in Europe? What were some of the major battles? What is their significance?

(A)

What was the nature of the fighting in Asia and the Pacific? What were some of the major battles? What is their significance?

(A)

How would you summarize the conclusion of the war in terms of V-E Day and V-J Day?

(A)
Additional Information:

Instructional tools used:

textbook/textbook support materials

graphic organizers/handouts

Internet/primary sources

Literature/art work

video/music clips

Resources:

Vocabulary Report

  • Axis Powers Allies Invasion of Poland Blitzkrieg Hitler/Stalin agreement Selective Service Act Election of 1940 Lend Lease America First Committee Battle of Leningrad FDR and Churchill secret meeting Pearl Harbor and reasons Philippines and Bataan Death March Erwin Rommel -
  • Battle of El Alamein Battle of Stalingrad Italian campaign/Mussolini "Big Three" D-Day Invasion Battle of Bulge V-E Day/Hitler's Death Concentration camps/Holocaust--treatment, anti-semitism Battle of Midway Guadalcanal kamakazies Yalta Conference--Germany, UN Battle of Coral Sea Battle of Iwo Jima Battle of Okinawa Manhattan Project Harry Truman Hiroshima/Nagasaki Nuremberg Trials GI Bill of Rights effects of war -
  • War Production Board women and minorities during the war A. Philip Randolph Zooters Tuskegee Airmen Japanese Americans and internment -