Category Archives: WWII Era

Executive Order 9066 (1942) Internment of Japanese Americans – Primary Source Analysis Activity

  Primary Source Document: President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 – The Interment of Japanese Americans during WWII – February 19, 1942. Click on the link below to download primary source document and analysis form activity. executive-order-9066   – primary source … Continue reading

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Letter to Rev. and Mrs. D. H. Porter (1945) A Holocaust Letter – Primary Source Analysis Activity

Primary Source Analysis Activity This letter describes the concentration camp at Dachau, Germany. Click on link to download primary source document and analysis form. holocaust-letter – primary source letter transcription box-model-analysis – analysis activity Adapted from a National Archives Activity

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Pearl Harbor Attack Map Activity (1941)

Great Hook Activity for WWII unit. Can Students Determine the Historical Context and Purpose of this document? Step One: Students examine the primary source document. Step Two: Students complete analysis questions. Step Three: Students judge the historical context and purpose … Continue reading

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Eisenhower’s D-Day Letter to the Troops (1944) Primary Source Analysis with Questions

General Eisenhower’s D-Day Letter to the Troops (1944) As each Allied soldier boarded a ships or plane headed for the Allied Invasion of Europe they received a letter from the Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower. Click on the links below … Continue reading

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Truman’s “Total Victory” Speech (1945) WWII Era – Primary Source Activity

President Harry S. Truman Official Japanese Surrender on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri, September 2, 1945 Primary Source Document: President Harry S. Truman’s “Total Victory” Speech to the Armed Services on the surrender of the Japanese on September 2, … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein’s 1st Letter to President Roosevelt – Atomic Bomb (1939) Primary Source Activity

Primary Source Document: Albert Einstein’s 1st letter to President Roosevelt expressing his concern that Germany may develop an atomic bomb due to the scientific breakthroughs of splitting uranium atoms. Click on the link below to download the primary source activity … Continue reading

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WWII Propaganda on the U.S. Homefront (1942-1944) Image Analysis Activity

   During WWII, Congress provided President Roosevelt powers to create federal departments to regulate prices, wages, and rationing. In addition, these organizations were charged with morale and the sale of war bonds to fund the war effort. the-homefront-and-propaganda-wwii Click on … Continue reading

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