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WWII - Soldiers Through Time Unit Study 7

Updated on November 8, 2014

In module 7 of the Soldiers Through Time unit study, the last module, students join the soldiers of World War II. With some history, geography, english, math and art thrown in, this module provides a great supplementary lesson. Interesting information and fun activities make the learning process fun and educational all at the same time!

Module 7 - World War II soldiers

World War I ended with the Treaty of Versailles. According to this Treaty, Germany was to accept responsibility for starting the war. Germany was to pay compensation to its former enemies. Many people in Germany were shocked and felt betrayed. Nothing they had fought for had been achieved. A small group of these disappointed Germans formed a new political party - the German Workers Party which later became known by the shorter name - Nazis. The party's leader Adolf Hitler wanted to win back power, wealth and land.

Did You Know?

The USSR had originally been allied with Germany, but after they were invaded by Germany in 1941 the USSR became an ally.

Axis and Allies

The war really was a world war as countries all over the world joined the fight. It was a battle between the Axis powers (supporters of Germany) and the Allied powers (supporters of Great Britain.) As World War Two loomed, more soldiers were needed, so conscription was reintroduced.

Did You Know?

In 1941 single women between the ages of 20 to 30 were also conscripted.

The Attack on Pearl Harbor

It was December 7, 1941 --- an ordinary Sunday morning in Honolulu, Hawaii. Just before 8:00 a.m., without warning, one hundred and eighty three Japanese bombers filled the sky and attacked Pearl Harbor and other military bases on the island of Oahu.

Did You Know?

Japan's attack was a move to prevent the United States from entering into the War, but the mass destruction actually caused America to enter the war.

D-Day

After Hitler was able to invade and conquer France the allied forces decided there was a need to invade France and free it from Nazi Germany. In a plan called Operation Overlord, American General Dwight Eisenhower led over 3,000,000 soldiers through secret training to prepare for an invasion of Normandy beach in France.

Did You Know?

Operation Fortitude was a plan to make all the preparations for Normandy look like practice tests for a larger raid further south, six weeks later.

The Atomic Bomb

The first atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. It was dropped from the B29 bomber plane named the Enola Gay. A huge mushroom cloud bubbled up from the point of impact.

Did You Know?

'Radiation sickness' was a side-effect of the atomic bomb and increased the death rate to over 300,000.

Try it Yourself

If you would like to read all the information about WWII as well as participate in activities about it then download the full unit study to supplement your lessons or as a lesson itself.

For the complete unit study message us at hedremp at yahoo dot ca

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