Barbed Wire Baseball By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found In: social studies, 3-5, 6-8 Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss and Yuko Shimizu is a story about one mans love of baseball and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Kenichi Zenimura (1900-1968) had been playing ball most of his life when Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941. Energetic prose and dynamic illustrations that combine brush and ink with computer coloring make Barbed Wire Baseball a good introduction to Internment during WWII for K-8 social studies. Students will learn more in this entry for Kenichi Zenimura at the Nisei Baseball Research Project. Japanese-American Internment provides a brief overview for grades 4-8 and links to websites and documents. Related Lesson Japanese American Internment Using primary sources, students in grades 5-8 explore the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII. Related Primary Source Documents Related Books
World War II : Documents World War II : Documents Agreement Between the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the Provisional Government of the French Republic on Certain Additional Requirements to be Imposed on Germany; September 20, 1945 Agreement Between the United Kingdom and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics : July 12, 1941 Agreement for the Provisional Administration of Venezia Giulia; June 9, 1945 Agreement Relating to Prisoners of War and Civilians Liberated by Forces Operating Under Soviet Command and Forces Operating Under United States of America Command; February 11, 1945 Allied Control Commission in Hungary; January 20, 1945 Anglo-American Mutual Aid Agreement : February 28, 1942 Armistice Agreement with Bulgaria; October 28, 1944 Armistice Agreement with Hungary; January 20, 1945 Armistice Agreement with Italy; September 1943 Armistice Agreement with Rumania; September 12, 1944 Atlantic Charter British War Blue Book F.
American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement Classroom | War of 1812 In the Classroom These lesson plans were designed to enhance the educational value of the PBS program The War of 1812 for students in elementary, middle and high school. Every attempt has been made to ensure that the plans are congruent with bi-national learning standards (42.3 KB) . The lessons typically use program segments and broad thematic strands. They integrate and honor the contributions of all groups involved in the War. Teachers should feel free to adapt and modify any lesson to the needs of their students, regardless of grade level. We include the following special note to our Canadian educators; while the learning expectations for the War of 1812 reside at grade seven, we have included them across all three levels in the matrix. Through the lessons presented here teachers and students can examine not only the causes, battles and results of the War, but also delve into the very “human stories of the war, including those of ordinary citizens and eminent historical characters.”
Recollections of WWII - Home Page American Slave Narratives From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. Their narratives remain a peerless resource for understanding the lives of America's four million slaves. What makes the WPA narratives so rich is that they capture the very voices of American slavery, revealing the texture of life as it was experienced and remembered. Each narrative taken alone offers a fragmentary, microcosmic representation of slave life. Read together, they offer a sweeping composite view of slavery in North America, allowing us to explore some of the most compelling themes of nineteenth-century slavery, including labor, resistance and flight, family life, relations with masters, and religious belief.
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Stone & Stone Second World War Books: Armies of the Second World War "Armies of the Second World War" is an online database of day-by-day orders of battle and information about hundreds of division, brigade, and regiment-sized units in World War II. Information currently available in the database covers Commonwealth, Dominion, Colonial, Exile, and "Minor" Allied armies in Europe, Africa, and western Asia from 1 September 1939 through 7 May 1945. As time permits, we hope to continue adding additional information for more units, more armies, and more theaters. We're always glad to receive comments, corrections, and additions for the database, but we are unfortunately not able to respond to questions about which armies will be included in the database and when the information will become available. All information in the database is copyrighted by Bill Stone and may not be used without explicit permission in writing. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
National Archives Courses / Social Studies 1st Grade Social Studies In first grade, students develop their understanding of basic concepts and ideas from civics, economics, geography, and history. The context for social studies learning in first grade is the family and the ways they choose to live and work together. Power Standards for 1st Grade 2nd Grade Social Studies In second grade, students apply their emerging understanding of civics, economics, geography, and history to their communities and others around the world. Power Standards for 2nd Grade 3rd Grade Social Studies In third grade, students begin to explore more complex concepts and ideas from civics, economics, geography, and history as they study the varied backgrounds of people living in Washington and the rest of the United States. Power Standards for 3rd Grade 4th Grade Social Studies In fourth grade, students use their understanding of social studies concepts and skills to explore Washington State in the past and present. Power Standards for 4th Grade
Web - World War II, 1939-45 - Research Guides at Tidewater Community College "The Code Talkers’ role in war required intelligence and bravery. They developed and memorized a special code. They endured some of the most dangerous battles and remained calm under fire. They served proudly, with honor and distinction. Their actions proved critical in several important campaigns, and they are credited with saving thousands of American and allies’ lives." "Beginning in 1940, the army recruited Comanches, Choctaws, Hopis, Cherokees, and others to transmit messages.
African Americans and World War I World War I was a transformative moment in African-American history. What began as a seemingly distant European conflict soon became an event with revolutionary implications for the social, economic, and political future of black people. The war directly impacted all African Americans, male and female, northerner and southerner, soldier and civilian. Migration, military service, racial violence, and political protest combined to make the war years one of the most dynamic periods of the African-American experience. Black people contested the boundaries of American democracy, demanded their rights as American citizens, and asserted their very humanity in ways both subtle and dramatic. Recognizing the significance of World War I is essential to developing a full understanding of modern African-American history and the struggle for black freedom. When war erupted in Europe in August 1914, most Americans, African Americans included, saw no reason for the United States to become involved.
US History Websites with the Common Core Forty-five states have implemented the Common Core State Standards in ELA and Mathematics for every subject. These standards are not intended to drive history and other subjects away from the curriculum, but they are designed to encourage our students to be critical readers who can apply the knowledge they learned. These standards are intended to engage students in the history curriculum and teach them skills needed to be successful. The websites listed below are useful to supplement the curriculum and teach students the skills needed to be successful 21st century learners. Under Common Core Student’s will be encouraged to: Examine and analyze primary sourcesUse evidence to support an argumentUnderstand historical contextRead multiple accounts and perspectivesQuestion: Who? Websites: Docs Teach: This website is a wonderful resource that has over Four Thousand primary documents from the National Archives.
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