Lesson plans and classroom resources aligned with the 11th grade curriculum (1st & 2nd Semester)
Last Updated: May 9, 2011
- A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans & the US Constitution
Two centuries after its creation, the United States Constitution remains the most successful frame of government ever devised. "Every word of the Constitution decides a question between power and liberty," wrote James Madison in 1792, and his words resonate today. This exhibition looks at one American community whose members were stripped of their homes, property, and Constitutional rights in World War II, in the name of national defense.
- Arizona Transformed by WWII
- BioClassroom: Anne Frank
Anne Frank: The Life of a Young Girl is a poignant hour long program which traces Anne’s journey from a quiet childhood in Germany, through her family’s life in hiding, and through the nightmare she and her family faced in Nazi concentration camps. Together with the memories of Anne Frank’s friends and neighbors, powerful photographs help tell the story even Frank’s words could not.
- BioClassroom: Douglas MacArthur
Using archival footage from WWII and the Korean War, A&E explains the crucial impact MacArthur had in the Pacific and explores the ramifications of his leadership style. The program provides insides into MacArthur's unique style, and the complexity of viewpoints about his leadership throughout two crucial wars.
- Documents and Photographs Related to Japanese Relocation During World War II
- Holocaust: The Untold Story
Inheritance is the story of Monika Hertwig, the daughter of mass murderer Amon Goeth. Hertwig has spent her life in the shadow of her father's sins, trying to come to terms with her "inheritance." She seeks out Helen Jonas, who was enslaved by Goeth and who is one of the few living eyewitnesses to his unspeakable brutality. The women's raw, emotional meeting unearths terrible truths and lingering questions about how the actions of our parents can continue to ripple through generations.
- Memorandum Regarding the Enlistment of Navajo Indians
- Message Drafted by General Eisenhower in Case the D-Day Invasion Failed and Photographs Taken on D-Day
- Music of World War II
Downloadable songs with printable lyrics
- National World War II Musuem
- Remembering Honor, Duty and Country: World War II
Experience World War II like never before. Read firsthand accounts, view photos & documents never-before-seen on the internet and add your own stories, photos and documents.
- The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
- United States Holocaust Memorial Musuem: Propaganda
Teachers want students to think critically about the messages they receive. Who is promoting this idea? Who is the intended audience? Am I being asked to take or not take a specific action? These hands-on classroom activities offer secondary and college educators a variety of approaches to introduce students to the study of visual propaganda and political speech from the World War II era until today.