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The kids enjoy the way the lessons personalize the war by encouraging historical thinking from various perspectives.
High School Teacher - North Carolina
I have already decided that the next time that I teach my World War II class, that these essays will be replacing the textbook that I have used for this class in the past.
High School Teacher - Nebraska
The lessons are amazing because they incorporate primary source documents and ask students to critically think about the decisions that were made during the war.
High School Teacher - Arizona

Curriculum Guides

From Pearl Harbor to the punishing jungles of Guadalcanal to the smoldering ruins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this curriculum guide and its accompanying multimedia assets will help you capture the unique challenges of the Pacific theater of World War II for your students. Great distances, terrifying new weapons, and the influence of race and ideology combined to make the Asia-Pacific conflict a distinct episode in the history of modern warfare, one that changed the world forever.
How far could the Axis Powers go in their quest to dominate Europe without drawing the United States into the fray? This curriculum guide follows America's involvement in the European theater from the isolationism of the 1930s through the Roosevelt administration's halting assistance to the Allies, and then into open conflict from 1942 until the end of the war. Students can study the Normandy invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, and the daily lives of prisoners at Auschwitz, and other crucial aspects of the war through oral histories, decision-making scenarios, and other rich resources.