World War II

Lesson Plan: The Holocaust — Assessing responsibility and conscience

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Students will learn about the pressures of society and the struggles of conscience that operated during the Holocaust and in contemporary situations. Continue reading

Chuck Yeager, first to break the sound barrier, dies at 97

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Charles “Chuck” Yeager was a pilot whose flights in experimental craft contributed to space travel. Continue reading

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

Teach your students about the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima

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Learn about the 75th anniversary of America’s dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Continue reading

D-Day stories from WWII veterans

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Learn about D-Day with your students using this PBS NewsHour lesson plan. Continue reading

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