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Lesson Plans: Dr. Seuss

Seuss & WWII: Analyzing Political Cartoons Dr. Seuss is the beloved author of more than 50 children’s books. But many students do not know that he drew over 400 political cartoons during WWII. These cartoons tackled such subjects as racism and discrimination, the dangers of isolationism, fascism, and other political issues, and the vital work of the war effort at home. Objective:Students will analyze four WWII-era Dr.

Grade Level: 7-12 Standards: History Thinking Standard 4—the student interrogates historical data by uncovering the social, political, and economic context in which it was created. Content Era 8 (1929-1945) Standard 3C—the student understands the effects of World War II at home. Time Requirement: One class period, and possible homework assignment. Download a printable pdf version of this lesson plan Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. Assessment: Components for assessment include the student worksheet, class discussion, and student created cartoon. Enrichment: Dr. Cartoon Gallery: 1. When they came for me. World War II General Resources – Best of History Web Sites.

WWII Web Sites Encyclopedia of the Second World War The Second World War is a Spartacus Educational website and enables one to research individual people and events of the war in detail.

World War II General Resources – Best of History Web Sites

The sources are “hypertexted” so that the visitor can research the newspaper, organization, etc., that produced the source. There are several subsections including those on: Background to the War; Nazi Germany, Chronology of the War, Political Leaders, European Diplomacy, Major Offensives, British Military Leaders, USA Military Leaders, German Military Leaders, Japanese Military Leaders, The Armed Forces, The Air War, The Resistance, Scientists & Inventors, War at Sea, Resistance in Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, War Artists, Weapons and New Technology.

HyperWar: World War II Hyper War is a “hypertext” history of the second World War and features diplomatic and political documents. World War II Sites This site serves as a gateway to World War II sites appropriate for students and teachers. U.S. World War II General Resources – Best of History Web Sites. Hitler Speeches with accurate English subtitles. Winston Churchill - Their Finest Hour Speech - Complete. Winston Churchill's Their Finest Hour Speech. I spoke the other day of the colossal military disaster which occurred when the French High Command failed to withdraw the northern Armies from Belgium at the moment when they knew that the French front was decisively broken at Sedan and on the Meuse.

Winston Churchill's Their Finest Hour Speech

This delay entailed the loss of fifteen or sixteen French divisions and threw out of action for the critical period the whole of the British Expeditionary Force. Our Army and 120,000 French troops were indeed rescued by the British Navy from Dunkirk but only with the loss of their cannon, vehicles and modern equipment. This loss inevitably took some weeks to repair, and in the first two of those weeks the battle in France has been lost. I am not reciting these facts for the purpose of recrimination. That I judge to be utterly futile and even harmful. Of this I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future. He nothing common did or mean, Upon that memorable scene.

Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the U.S. Portrait of Anne Frank at age 12, sitting at her desk at the Montessori school in Amsterdam.

Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the U.S.

(Courtesy Anne Frank House, Amsterdam) Many have noted the historical parallels between the current debate over Syrians seeking refuge in the United States and the plight of European Jews fleeing German-occupied territories on the eve of World War II. Among the many who tried — and failed — to escape Nazi persecution: Otto Frank and his family, which included wife, Edith, and his daughters, Margot and Anne. And while the story of the family's desperate attempts ending in futility may seem remarkable today, it's emblematic of what a number of other Jews fleeing German-occupied territories experienced, American University history professor Richard Breitman wrote in 2007 upon the discovery of documents chronicling the Franks' struggle to get U.S. visas.

The historian told NPR in 2007 that the documents suggest "Anne Frank could be a 77-year-old woman living in Boston today – a writer. " 1942 - First page of Anne Frank's diary. What Americans thought of Jewish refugees on the eve of World War II. The results of the poll illustrated above by the useful Twitter account @HistOpinion were published in the pages of Fortune magazine in July 1938.

What Americans thought of Jewish refugees on the eve of World War II

Fewer than 5 percent of Americans surveyed at the time believed that the United States should raise its immigration quotas or encourage political refugees fleeing fascist states in Europe — the vast majority of whom were Jewish — to voyage across the Atlantic. Two-thirds of the respondents agreed with the proposition that "we should try to keep them out.

" [Yes, the comparison between Jewish and Syrian refugees matters] To be sure, the United States was emerging from the Great Depression, hardly a climate in which ordinary folks would welcome immigrants and economic competition. The events of Kristallnacht — a wave of anti-Jewish pogroms in areas controlled by the Nazis — had yet to take place. But look at the next chart, also tweeted by @HistOpinion. [Europe’s fear of Muslim refugees echoes rhetoric of 1930s anti-Semitism] Read more: Andra Världskriget WW2.