The Aftermath of World War II Activity for U.S. History

The Aftermath of World War II Activity

for U.S. History


9 - 12, Home School


Social Studies/History

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This presentation provides students a visually stimulating lesson detailing the main issues faced by U.S. leaders after emerging victorious in World War II. Designed as a student-centered activity to be uploaded into google classroom, the presentation includes 6 embedded focus questions for students to answer using their core text (and additional information presented in the slides). The 12 slide activity is filled with colorful pictures, maps, and other relevant information that will serve as a platform in which to build additional related activities. This lesson is also great to use when you are out of the classroom, serving as an awesome resource for sub days! If you'd like a version you can edit, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help. Enjoy!


Topics include:

* The U.S. shift from prewar isolationism to internationalism.

* The creation of the following international organizations: World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade (GATT), & United Nations.

* Influence of FDR's "four essential freedoms" on the founding of the United Nations.

* Dealing with the defeated Axis Powers (Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, etc...).

* The strategies & policies the Allies used to help restructure/ rebuild Germany & Japan after World War II.

* The impact of FDR's GI Bill of Rights.

* The opportunities and difficulties faced by African Americans after the war.

* The opportunities and difficulties faced by American women after the war.

* Lesson learning target on the bottom of every slide.

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