Unit #7 - World War II
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Unit #7 TEST
Review & Prepare for Unit #8 TEST
Monday, Jan. 7
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Thursday, Jan. 10
Friday, Jan. 11
Monday, Jan. 14
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Thursday, Jan. 17
Friday, Jan. 18
These two days will be used to review the
information and skills presented in this
unit and measure the objectives learned.
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Daily Activities
Monday, Jan. 21
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Thursday, Jan. 24
Friday, Jan. 25
Unit #7 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Unit Objectives
Unit Objectives
US.2 History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in U.S. history from 1877 to the present. The student is expected to:
    US.2A Identify the major characteristics that define an historical era. Supporting Standard
    US.2B Identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics. Readiness Standard
    US.2C Apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods. Supporting Standard
    US.2D Explain the significance of the following years as turning points: ...1939-1945 (World War II)... Supporting Standard
US.7 History. The student understand the domestic and internation impact of the US participation in World War II. The student is expected to:
    US.7A Identify reasons for U.S. involvement in World War II, including Italian, German, and Japanese dictatorships and their aggression, especially the attack on Pearl Harbor. Readiness Standard
    US.7B Evaluate the domestic and international leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman during World War II, including the US relationship with its
               allies and domestic industry’s rapid mobilization for the war effort. Supporting Standard
    US.7C Analyze the function of the US Office of War Information. Supporting Standard
    US.7D Analyze major issues of World War II, including the Holocaust the internment of German, Italian, and Japanese Americans, and Executive Order 9066 and
               the development of conventional and atomic weapons. Readiness Standard
    US.7E Analyze major military events of World War II, including the Battle of Midway, the U.S. military advancement through the Pacific Islands, the Bataan Death March,
              the invasion of Normandy, fighting the war on multiple fronts, and the liberation of concentration camps.  Supporting Standard
    US.7F Evaluate the military contributions of leaders during World War II, including Omar Bradley, Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, Chester A. Nimitz, George Marshall, and
              George Patton. Supporting Standard
    US.7G Explain the home front and how American patriotism inspired exceptional actions by citizens and military personnel, including high levels of military enlistment, volunteerism, the purchase of
               war bonds, Victory Gardens, the bravery and contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen, the Flying Tigers, and Navajo Code Talkers, opportunities and obstacles for women and
               ethnic minorities. Readiness Standard
US.12 Geography. The student understands the impact of geographic factors on major events. The student is expected to:
    US.12B Identify and explain the reasons for changes in political boundaries such as those resulting from statehood and international conflicts. Supporting Standard
US.17 Economics. The student understands the economic effects of World War II and the Cold War. The student is expected to:
    US.17A Describe the economic effects of World War II on the home front such as the end of the Great Depression, rationing, and increased opportunity for women and
                 minority employment. Readiness Standard
US.19 Government. The student understands changes in the role of government over time. The student is expected to:
    US.19B Explain constitutional issues raised by federal government policy changes during times of significant events, including ...World War II... Readiness Standard
US.24 Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
    US.24A Describe qualities of effective leadership.
US.26 Culture. The student understands how people from various groups contribute to our national identity. The student is expected to:
    US.26F Discuss the importance of congressional Medal of Honor recipients, including individuals of all races and genders such as Vernon J. Baker... Supporting Standard
Unit #7 - World War II
Unit #7 will cover the causes and events of World War II.  Students will investigate
the spread of Fascism in the 1930s.  They will learn about leaders like Adolf Hitler,
Benito Mussolini, and Hideki Tojo, who lead their nations into a global war.  The
class will also examine allied leaders Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, and Franklin
Roosevelt.  Students will study major events such as Pearl Harbor, the Battle of
Midway, and the D-Day invasion.  They will analyze the leadership of Dwight
Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George Patton and others.  The class will evaluate
the internment of Japanese Americans and the war on the home front.  Students will
learn about the Holocaust in Europe.  They will discuss the Manhattan Project, the
atomic bomb, and president Truman's decision to use it.  
DBQ: Why did the Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor?
Court Cases: Korematsu v U.S.
The US Enters WW II
The Homefront
The US Before the War
Buildup to War
Important Americans in WW II
Winning WW II
The Atomic Bomb
WW II Timeline
Read Ch. 20-5
Read Ch. 20-4
Read Ch. 20-2
Read Ch. 19-4
Read Ch. 19-2
Read Ch. 20-1
Read Ch. 19-3
Read Ch. 20-3
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
DBQ Essay
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Pros & Cons Chart
Making Connections
Study Guide
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
Without the 30% Discount
Who Am I?
The Road to War
Home Front Efforts
Executive Order 9066
Mapping WW II
Homework, Enrichment, and Alternate Assignments
Japanes Internment
The Holocaust
Bushido and Kamikaze
DBQ: Invade or Drop the Bomb
Court Case:
Korematsu v U.S.
The Atomic Bomb
DBQ Essay
The Wannsee Conference
The Holocaust
Read: Chapter 11-1
Origins of WWII
Read: Chapter 11-2
From Neutrality to War
Read: Chapter 11-3
The Holocaust
Read: Chapter 12-1
Wartime America
Read: Chapter 12-2
War in the Pacific
Read: Chapter 12-3
War in Europe
Read: Chapter 12-4
The War Ends
A World at War
The War at Home
War Crimes
WW II Timeline
WW II Timeline
On the
Home Front
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