World War II: War in the Pacific (1941-1945) Activity for U.S. History

World War II: War in the Pacific

(1941-1945) 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 War in the Pacific during World War II. Designed as a student-centered activity to be uploaded into google classroom, the presentation includes 8 embedded focus questions for students to answer using their core text (and additional information presented in the slides). The 23 slide activity is filled with colorful pictures, maps, and other relevant information that will breathe life into this fascinating era of history while providing 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. in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack

* The Bataan Death March and the fall of the Philippines

* The points in the Pacific War (battles of Coral Sea and Midway) and the beginning of the “island hopping” campaign.

* U.S. return to the Philippines and the significance of the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

* The firebombing of Japanese cities, the Manhattan Project, and the decision to use atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

* Lesson learning target on the bottom of every slide.

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