Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WHII Day 40 - War in the Pacific

Setting The Stage:
After British resistance, Adolf Hitler set his sights on Russia which would lead to a very bloody Eastern Front.  Meanwhile, the Allies  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.  We will begin class by looking at photos of what Pearl Harbor looks like today.

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. Early War in the Pacific and Europe
       b. A classroom discussion will take place after students have gone over the information.


Objectives
a.  Describe Japan's early battle successes.
b.  Explain how the Allies were able to stop Japanese expansion.

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