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End of WWII in Europe Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about the end of World War II. Students will answer questions about a text and summarize the final battles of the war, as well as the aftermath.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson about the end of World War II, students will be able to:

  • Cite evidence when answering questions about the text.
  • Summarize the final battles of the war.
  • Use content-specific vocabulary related to the conclusion of World War II.

Length

90 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

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