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Curricular Spotlight: World War II

Curriculum Spotlight

Planning a unit on World War II? We have titles on appeasement policies, non-aggression pacts, invasions, and blitzes. This post contains title and activity suggestions to engage your students on all fronts. 

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Some desktop browse paths to try when you're looking for titles related to World War II (all of these begin from the "Stories" main page):

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Help your students and other teachers find titles by including title recommendations with newsletters and social media posts. Students who dislike or struggle to find interest in written texts about historical events might be intrigued by audio

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Help students understand how children their age struggled through this period of world history. Project based learning is great for these units, throughout the grade levels:Ration Book

  • War time rationing meant more equal shouldering of the burden of scarce resources. Bake a batch of Ration Cakes, or print your own ration books to dole out time at Daily 5 stations.
  • Create a giant map of the world on a bulletin board or wall. Listen to stories about the various events of the war and "place" them on the map using different colored pins to represent the different countries involved.
  • Students can write out event names on ribbons of paper and create one sheet descriptions to be collected together in a binder. You can also create individual books to describe each event so students can watch the little library grow.
  • For even more ideas on how to help students become better active listeners, check out our Pinterest board!

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