Grade Level: Fifth Grade | Content Area: Social Studies | Duration of Unit: 3-4 weeks
Fifth graders will explore the many factors that began WWII. They will learn the leaders of the major players, and the two primary “theaters” in which the war was fought. They will learn from real-life stories, and will step into the shoes of American soldiers, women, and families to explore how everyone had a pivotal role to play in the war effort. They will begin to learn some of the atrocities carried out in the Holocaust. In this World War II trunk, students will examine artifacts to make these lessons come alive.