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World War II General Resources 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. 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.

Lesson Plan - Japanese American Internment History as Histories In this lesson, students make deductions about life in an internment camp by reading and comparing letters written to Clara Breed. Along the way, they consider the advantages of looking at a historical event from the multiple points of view of eyewitnesses. The Japanese American internment serves as a good example of the prismatic nature of history. In all, some 120,000 people lived in the camps. There are special challenges in the study of letters as primary sources. The letters printed here were edited for length; misspellings were emended when they might have obscured the writer's meaning. The museum also offers an award-winning thirteen-minute video, Dear Miss Breed, which comes with an extensive teacher's guide. Materials Printouts:

10 Things You Probably Never Knew About Full Metal Jacket When it comes to pop-culture allure and romanticized brutality, Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” is arguably the most influential of all Vietnam War movies. R. Lee Ermey’s iconic portrayal of the sadistic Gunnery Sgt. Despite FMJ’s widespread popularity, there is a crap-ton of behind-the-scenes drama and literary awesomeness from the original novel that gets missed if you’ve never looked into the film’s backstory. DVD you never saw. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. (July 14—return address c/o Michael Herr) … Here in London the Great Movie Wars … are going hot and heavy. 8. (May 20—from Perth) … In the cynical world of L.A., where show *biz* deals are conducted in the back alleys of cocktail parties like self-parodying out-takes from a comedic film noir, you might want to interject this lively note … I won my credit battle with Stanley, I beat Stanley, City Hall, The Powers That Be, and all of the lawyers at Warner Brothers, up to and including the Supreme Boss Lawyer. 9. 10. Ethan E.

How photographs told the story of the Vietnam War 5 December 2013Last updated at 08:12 Historians argue over exactly when the Vietnam War started - but in the United States, events to mark some of the conflict's 50th anniversaries have begun. In a new 50th anniversary book - Vietnam, The Real War - the US news agency Associated Press has chosen some of its most powerful images, taken by photographers embedded with US troops fighting the Communist Viet Cong. David Willey - who covered the American military build up in South Vietnam for the BBC between 1965 and 1968 - has been speaking to former AP chief picture editor Hal Buell. Hear their thoughts on the conflict as they looked at some of the most memorable and striking images from the time. Continue reading the main story To see the enhanced content on this page, you need to have JavaScript enabled and Adobe Flash installed. All images copyright Associated Press. Music by KPM Music and Freda Payne. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Related: Vietnam profile - BBC Associated Press

War & Peace War & Peace This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about war and peace. There is an audio discussion to listen to about the history and colonisation of Canada, some vocabulary and common collocations that people use when discussing war and peace and a list of conversation questions about this subject. Audio Audio discussion about the history of Canada Transcript of Audio Discussion Vocabulary Besiege – to attack a place by surrounding itAmbush – to attack unexpectedly from secret positionsTruce – an agreement during a war to stop fighting for a time Collocations and expressions Conversation Questions What wars has your country fought in the recent past?

Room 167: Today's Movie - "Born on the Fourth of July" Info on Ron Kovic: Interview: Info on the movie: Lesson Plans/Projects relating to themes dealt with in this movie: Resource List (Teaching about the Vietnam War) Statistics - Vietnam War: Related News Stories: N.Y. Times Lesson - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Returning Veterans: 1. 2. 3. How World War II Changed Everything -- Even Our Taste for Candy | Louise Mirrer A rare and famous object can open your eyes to the way the world can change. Sometimes, you see the change when you look at an inexpensive package of candy. That's part of the surprise of visiting the New-York Historical Society, where last year, in an exhibition about political revolutions, we displayed the original Stamp Act -- the law that set off the Boston Tea Party -- and where this year, as part of our show about New York City's role in World War II, we are exhibiting a tube of M&M'S. What do M&M'S have to do with the war? Quite a lot, as it turns out. In 1932, the young Forrest E. In 1941, Forrest Mars developed a hard-shelled candy with chocolate at the center and named the product M&M'S. When the war ended in 1945, the candy again became available to the general public--including the returning American soldiers who had developed a taste for M&M'S during their service. New-York Historical's exhibition WWII & NYC shows how the war changed New York City in many ways.

World War Two - Japanese internment camps in the US Amache (Granada), CO Opened: August 24, 1942. Closed: October 15, 1945. Peak population: 7,318. Gila River, AZ Opened July 20, 1942. Heart Mountain, WY Opened August 12, 1942.Closed November 10, 1945. Jerome, AR - Opened October 6, 1942. Manzanar, CA - Opened March 21, 1942. On December 7th 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. State representatives put pressure on President Roosevelt to take action against those of Japanese descent living in the US. On February 19th 1942 Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. Life in the camps was hard. "It was really cruel and harsh. They were housed in barracks and had to use communal areas for washing, laundry and eating. Some internees died from inadequate medical care and the high level of emotional stress they suffered. The camps were guarded by military personnel and those who disobeyed the rules, or who were deemed to be troublesome were sent to the Tule Lake facility located in the North California Cascade Mountains. 1. 2.

Remembering 70th Anniversary of End of World War II Remembering 70th Anniversary of End of World War II World War II ended 70 years ago this week. On August 15, 1945, Japan surrendered to allied forces led by the United States. The allies fought many costly battles against Japan. VOA recently visited the island of Okinawa to learn more about the effects of the war there. The invasion of Okinawa was the last, the bloodiest, and one of the largest battles of World War II. A small museum on a U.S. “His intentions is to bleed the American forces so bad that the United States sues for peace.” Many American and Japanese troops were killed or injured in Okinawa. Today on Okinawa, many Japanese still remember the battle. The Himeyuri Peace Museum tells the story of about 200 Japanese schoolgirls. Shimabukuro Yoshiko was seriously injured during the fighting. She says "I saw the soldier's face and he looked nice and said 'I’m going to help you.'" Many people remember or learned about the deaths and damage resulting from the war. Words in This Story

Woman World War II Pilot Honored Woman World War II Pilot Honored During World War II, American women pilots were trained to fly non-combat missions so that men could fly fighter planes. U.S. officials gave the women permission to fly military aircraft as civilian pilots, but not in battle or over enemy lines. Bernice Falk Haydu was one of those pilots. She and the other women pilots volunteered to fly in what was a time of great crisis in the United States and around the world. In 1943, the U.S. government created a group it called WASP -- the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots. “Flying at night so that the beacons would have an opportunity to practice, to towing targets so that the anti-aircraft could shoot at the target with live bullets. Thirty-eight of the WASPs died during World War II. “I wanted to do more for my country than what I was doing, just being a secretary in a war-related product. In 1977, the government ruled that the WASPs were military veterans. She was married for 50 years. To a pilot, of course.

Lesson Plans The Museum has created these Lesson Plans that you may print out for your classroom use. Each lesson comes complete with directions, enrichment suggestions, and reproducible handouts and incorporate primary sources. Most lessons can be modified for middle or high school level. Some Preliminary Considerations: Guidelines to consider before teaching about WWII The National WWII Museum & The Common Core: How the Museum's lesson plans meet Common Core Standards Key: The European and Pacific Theaters The Home Front WWII Overview Please help us improve our lessons! Fill out and submit an Online Lesson Plan Evaluation Form

Lesson Plans: My Dear Little Boys: A Letter Home from War "My Dear Little Boys…" Interpreting a Letter Home from the War Letters written by soldiers in World War II to family, loved ones, and friends were a lifeline between the writer and those on the Home Front. By carefully reading these letters, students can learn about the experiences of war, and the emotions, fears, and desires of soldiers away from home, enriching their understanding of historical sources, war, and human relations. Objective:Students will analyze an individual soldier’s feelings about World War II and in turn learn how to use letters as a primary source for research. Students will gain a greater appreciation for the WWII soldiers’ experiences. Grade Level: 7-12 Standards: History Thinking Standard 2— the student comprehends a variety of historical sources and can reconstruct the literal meaning of a historical passage and identify its central message. Content Era 8 (1929-1945), Standard 3B—the student understands World War II and how the Allies prevailed. Directions: 1. 2. 3.

Lesson Plans: Analyzing WWII Propaganda Posters Winning Over Hearts and Minds: Analyzing WWII Propaganda Posters Propaganda played a key part in the United States’ war effort. Although much more subtle, propaganda was as much a weapon of the war as manpower and ammunition. In addition to the radio broadcasts, movies, and comic books, over 200,000 poster designs were produced during WWII by the Office of War Information (OWI), The Treasury Department, branches of the armed force, and recruitment bureaus. These groups used many propaganda types (fear, bandwagon, etc.) and many themes (conservation, recruitment, etc.) to win over the hearts and minds of Americans. Objective:By examining propaganda posters from WWII students will increase their knowledge of propaganda tools and develop an understanding of the specific goals and strategies used by the U.S. government and OWI during WWII. Grade Level: 7-12 Content Era 8 (1929-1945) Standard 3C—the student understands the effects of the war at home. Time Requirement: One class period. 1. 2. 3.