World War II

You have to speak up: Lessons from the Holocaust

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Note: This video contains graphic images of the Holocaust. Please preview before showing to your students. Video Summary: International Holocaust Remembrance Day is…read more

“A date which will live in infamy”: Pearl Harbor remembered — Class Discussion

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Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Take a moment to discuss what the attack means 76 years later with your students. Continue reading

“A date which will live in infamy”: Pearl Harbor remembered — Class Discussion

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Watch this short clip about Pearl Harbor from Ken Burns’ The War: http://www.pbs.org/video/war-pearl-harbor-attack/ Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States naval…read more

Lesson plan: Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice

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Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to help students understand the significance of Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice. Students will identify important veterans in their lives, examine an interactive timeline of military history and study issues facing veterans today. Continue reading

After 70 years, voices of Holocaust survivors sing again

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When the concentration camps of Europe were liberated at the end of World War II, David Boder, a psychologist from Chicago, recorded interviews with dozens of former prisoners. Continue reading

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