Lesson plan: D-Day veterans return to Normandy 70 years later


From 2014–American veterans, who fought the Nazis on the shores of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, returned for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that turned the tide of World War II in favor of Allied forces. Continue reading

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


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

Historic Presidential Visit to Hiroshima

Lesson Plan

President Obama became the first sitting United States president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, seven decades after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city. Have your students learn more about this historic visit by watching videos and researching images of the Hiroshima bombing then and now. Continue reading

Remembering Japan’s surrender to Allied forces — Class Activity


Seventy years ago, Japan formally surrendered World War II aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan. The signing of the surrender agreement came 18 days after Japanese…read more

One soldier’s life gives perspective to sacrifice of D-Day

Student Voice

“How do you give a eulogy for someone you never met?” I picked a Polish immigrant as my silent hero. He was a true stranger at first, but he had a story and I was going to find it. Continue reading

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