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World War II

AMERICAN HISTORY, UNIT 4
“The Good War”
(Chapter 26)

“Never give in—never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” (Winston Churchill)

“I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.” (General Douglas McArthur)

8th grade Social Studies
Mr. Prather
Cocopah Middle School
UNIT CALENDAR—World war ii
November 2012
21 Unit 4: World War II
Read pages 750-755, 758-761, 762-763

26 Events in Europe through 1940 “—isms” list—due Tuesday, Nov. 27
27 Kristallnacht
28 Global Issues: Genocide
29 Holocaust History Hunt—due Monday, Dec. 3
Read pages 775 [begin @ Holocaust]-776
30 Holocaust History Hunt

December 2012
3 Liberating a concentration camp (Band of Brothers) Q2 review quiz
4 Pearl Harbor
5 The homefront
Japanese internment camps & Korematsu—Cornell Notes due Monday, Dec. 10
Read pages 764-769
6 The war in Europe: overview & chronology
7 The war in Europe: North Africa, Italy/Anzio, Battle of the Bulge
Read pages 770-775 [end @ Holocaust]
Assign D-Day WebQuest—due Monday, Dec. 17

10 The war in Europe: The march to Berlin
11 Video—Patton Read biography of George S. Patton (page 774)
12 Video—Patton (cont.)
13 Video—Patton (cont.)
Viewing guide due @ end of period
14 Map test #5—eastern Europe The war in Europe: The fall of Hitler

17 The war in the Pacific: overview & chronology
18 The war in the Pacific: Bataan death march, Midway, Iwo Jima Read pages 777-780
19 EARLY RELEASE
The war in the Pacific: Navajo code talkers
20 Dropping the bomb (Hiroshima)
21 Assign newspaper project—due Monday, Jan. 14 Website evaluation

January 2013
7-11 Work on newspaper project

14 Newspaper project due Propaganda
15 Review: Read page 782
16 EARLY RELEASE Map review due @ end of period
17 UNIT 4 TEST
Cultural Literacy Terms
These may appear throughout your readings or in videos or lectures. They will be covered on the Unit Test. If you cannot find these terms in readings, videos, or notes, then research then on Google or Wikipedia.

Ike
Winston Churchill
Eva Braun
“Fat Man and Little Boy”
“Old Blood and Guts”
“The Desert Fox”
Tuskegee Airmen
Tokyo Rose
Rosie the Riveter
Blitzkreig
Kristallnacht
Kamikaze
Bataan Death March
Navajo Code Talkers
Manhattan Project
Four Freedoms
“A date that will live in infamy” “Blood, toil, tears, and sweat” “I shall return”
“Nuts!”

Graded assignments this unit (379 total points)
1. “-isms” list (10 points)—due Tuesday, Nov. 27
Make-up assignment: Download from SchoolFusion and complete on your own, at home.
2. Holocaust History Hunt (39 points)—due Monday, Dec. 3 Make-up assignment: Download from SchoolFusion and complete on your own, at home.
3. Q2 review quiz (20 points)—Monday, Dec. 3
4. Cornell Notes—The internment of Japanese-Americans (20 points)—due Monday, Dec. 10 Make-up assignment: Pick up the readings from Mr. Prather and complete on your own, at home.
5. Patton viewing guide (20 points)—due Thursday, Dec. 13 @ end of class Make-up assignment:
If you miss one day of the video, turn in what you completed of the viewing guide. Then, compile a “Top Ten List” of interesting facts about General Patton. Make sure it is in your own words. Include a list of references.
If you miss two days of the video, turn in what you completed of the viewing guide. Then, prepare a map of the route taken by General Patton from his first action in Africa until Germany’s surrender. Include each major battle along the way. Include a list of references.
If you miss…