FREE Modern History Activities & Notebooking: 1940s

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March 10, 2020

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Studying the 1940s and World War 2 is not a small task. The amount of history available on the subject is vast. This FREE Modern History Activities & Notebooking: 1940s unit focuses on five key events in the war to help launch your students into a deeper study. 

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This FREE Modern History Activities & Notebooking: 1940s unit includes puzzles and text students can solve and read to help them learn more about: 

  • the Dunkirk evacuation (1940)
  • the attack on Pearl Harbor (1941)
  • Executive Order 9066 and the internment of Japanese Americans (1942)
  • the Normandy Invasion (1944)
  • the end of World War 2 (1945)

The activities for the topics include fill-in puzzles with word banks and decoding puzzles. Each puzzle is followed by notebooking questions to prompt your students to dig deeper into the events they’ve learned about, such as what was happening between the U.S., China, and Japan before the attack on Pearl Harbor, what happened on the various beaches of Normandy, what events led to the end of the war, and more. 

A crossword puzzle at the end reviews the five events covered, and an answer key is provided. 

It’s the perfect way to introduce a large topic to your students in manageable pieces. Scroll down and get your FREE Modern History Activities & Notebooking: 1940s unit. 

You might also enjoy these FREE resources on World War 2 and historic wars around the world.

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