World War II Simulation Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
This WWII simulation lesson plan gives you step-by-step directions for students to act as world leaders making decisions before and during the conflict like managing natural and military resources.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of military strategy and decisions before and during WWII
  • explain reasons leaders had for managing natural and military resources

Length

Two class periods lasting 1 - 1.5 hours each

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1

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.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.9

Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Materials

  • Access to technology and the internet

Key Vocabulary

  • Allies/Allied Powers/forces
  • D-Day
  • Axis Powers/forces
  • Holocaust

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