From Pearl Harbor to the Rise of Mushrooms: World War II in the Pacific

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
The reasons for a country to develop and eventually use atomic bombs or weapons of mass destruction have been questioned. In this lesson, students will use primary sources and be able to explain America’s reasons for developing and using such weapons to end World War II. This lesson contains strategies for diverse learners (ELLs).
Author: 
Barbara Porell
Grade Range: 
8
Duration: 
4 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
3: Physical Systems
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past