Unit #7 - World War II
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Unit #7 TEST
Review & Prepare for Unit #8 TEST
Monday, Jan. 6
Tuesday, Jan. 7
Wednesday, Jan. 8
Thursday, Jan. 9
Friday, Jan. 10
Monday, Jan. 13
Tuesday, Jan. 14
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Thursday, Jan. 16
Friday, Jan. 17
These three 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
Day/Date
Assignments
Monday, Jan. 20
Tuesday, Jan. 21
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Thursday, Jan. 23
Friday, Jan. 24
Unit #7 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Unit Objectives
Unit Objectives
(2) History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in U.S. history from 1877 to the present.
    
The student is expected to:
    (A) identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics;
    (B) explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish American War), 1914-1918 (World War I), 1929
         (the Great Depression begins), 19391945 (World War II), 1957 (Sputnik launch ignites U.S.-Soviet space race), 1968
         (Martin Luther King Jr. assassination), 1969 (U.S. lands on the moon), 1991 (Cold War ends), 2001 (terrorist attacks on
         World Trade Center and the Pentagon), and 2008 (election of first black president, Barack Obama).
(7) History. The student understands the domestic and international impact of U.S. participation in World War II. The student is expected to:
    (A) identify reasons for U.S. involvement in World War II, including the aggression of Italian, German, and Japanese dictatorships, especially the
         attack on Pearl Harbor;
    (B) evaluate the domestic and international leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman during World War II, including the U.S. relationship
         with its allies;
    (C) analyze major issues of World War II, including the Holocaust, the internment of Japanese Americans as a result of Executive Order 9066, and
         the development of atomic weapons;
    (D) analyze major military events of World War II, including fighting the war on multiple fronts, the Bataan Death March, the U.S. military advancement
         through the Pacific Islands, the Battle of Midway, the invasion of Normandy, and the liberation of concentration camps;
    (E) describe the military contributions of leaders during World War II, including Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, and Chester W. Nimitz;
    (F) explain issues affecting the home front, including volunteerism, the purchase of war bonds, and Victory Gardens and opportunities and obstacles for
         women and ethnic minorities;
    (G) explain how American patriotism inspired high levels of military enlistment and the bravery and contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen, the Flying Tigers,
         and the Navajo Code Talkers.
(17) Economics. The student understands the economic effects of government policies from World War II through the present.
    The student is expected to:
    (A) describe the economic effects of World War II on the home front such as mobilization, the end of the Great Depression, rationing, and increased
         opportunity for women and minority employment;
(18) Government. The student understands changes over time in the role of government. The student is expected to:
    (B) explain constitutional issues raised by federal government policy changes during times of significant events, including World War I, the
        Great Depression, World War II, the 1960s, and September 11, 2001;
(23) Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
    (B) explain the importance of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients such as Army First Lieutenant Vernon J. Baker, Army Corporal Alvin York,
         and Army Master Sergeant Raul "Roy" Perez Benavidez.
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
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earn 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
Work Day - No Classes
PowerPoint
Mapskills
Writing
Video
Visually Based
Question
Test
Class/Group
Activity
Graphic
Organizer
Reading
Primary
Sources
Research
Notes
Review
Quiz
Document Based
Question
TRS
America in Color: The 1940s
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes