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Have a unique World War II lesson plan or idea that you'd like to share? Let us know! Here, we spotlight engaging lesson plans and other classroom activities that teachers across the country have used in their own classrooms.

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Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities

Introduction to WWII

This lesson plan submitted by Crystal Demsky-Graham of Bethlehem, GA is an introduction to WWII for 6th-8th grade with plenty of introductory vocabulary, map work, diagramming and class discussion opportunities. It is easily adaptable for grade levels, student needs and time constraints. Download this thorough, interactive Introduction to World War II.

Through the Eyes of a Soldier

This semester's Star Teacher Lynne O'Hara goes above and beyond to find unique primary sources for her students to use in their exploration of World War II. Her lesson plan, Through the Eyes of a Soldier, uses personnel files and archival images to provide students with an in-depth look at the impact World War II had on the individual soldiers. Read more about Lynne.

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Have a great idea you use to teach about World War II? Want it featured on our website? Let us know! Email your idea and any accompanying materials to K-12 Curriculum Coordinator Megan Byrnes at megan.byrnes@nationalww2museum.org.

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Student Travel – WWII Educational Tours
High school and college students, learn the leadership principles that helped win WWII on a trip to France or during a weeklong residential program in New Orleans. College credit is available, and space is limited.

See You Next Year! HS Yearbooks from WWII
Collected from across the United States, the words and pictures of these yearbooks present a new opportunity to experience the many challenges, setbacks and triumphs of the war through the eyes of America’s youth.

The Victory Gardens of WWII
Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!

The Science and Technology of WWII
Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world. Incorporates STEM principles to use in the classroom.

Kids Corner: Fun and Games!
Make your own propaganda posters, test your memory, solve puzzles and more! Learn about World War II and have fun at the same time.

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