Battle of the Bulge Lesson Plan

Instructor: John Hamilton

John has tutored algebra and SAT Prep and has a B.A. degree with a major in psychology and a minor in mathematics from Christopher Newport University.

Educate your students about the Battle of the Bulge with this helpful lesson plan. They will study a text lesson, take a related follow-up quiz on the battle, and perform a hands-on activity to solidify concepts.

Learning Objectives

After studying this lesson on the Battle of the Bulge, your students will be able to:

  • Describe the events from D-Day onward that led to the Battle of the Bulge
  • Explain how the Germans attacked and how the Allies responded
  • Recap the consequences of this pivotal battle


1 - 1.5 Hours


Key Vocabulary

  • 101st Airborne Division
  • Ardennes
  • Bastogne
  • D-Day
  • Malmedy
  • Panzer

Curriculum Standards


Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.


Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

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