Thursday, December 18, 2014

WWII Day 5: The Holocaust and War in the Pacific

Setting The Stage:
The Nazis proposed a new social order that proclaimed all Germanic peoples, or Aryans, were a "master race."  The Nazis claimed that all non-Aryan peoples, particularly Jewish people, were inferior.  This racist message would eventually lead to the Holocaust, the systematic mass slaughter of Jews and other groups judged inferior by the Nazis.
Meanwhile, the Allies just received a jolt in the arm as the United States entered the war.  However, the United States' focus was on the Pacific campaign against the Japanese Imperial Forces. 

Activities
1. Students will examine the 6 "Steps" of the Holocaust and will answer 7 essential questions
      a.  Holocaust PP and Jewish Population by the Numbers
      b.  Information and Essential Questions

2.  We will then look at the happenings  of the Pacific after the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Students will
      determine the significance of each battle and their results.
       a.  War in the Pacific and Europe Handout

Objectives
a.  Trace the course of the persecution of Jews by the Nazis.
b.  Describe the results of the "Final Solution"
c.  Describe Japan's early battle successes.
d.  Explain how the Allies were able to stop Japanese expansion. 

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