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5th Grade WWII: Home

A Guide for 5th grade classes studying World War II

Websites for Research

On the Home Front

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/us-home-front-during-world-war-ii

http://www.ushistory.org/us/51b.asp

http://classroomvictorygarden.org/classroom-homefront.html (Rationing & victory gardens)

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for-students/ww2-history/at-a-glance/propaganda-posters.html (Propaganda)

https://www.trumanlibrary.org/museum/posters/  (Propaganda)

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/rosie-the-riveter (Rosie the Riveter)

http://www.history.com/topics/fireside-chats (Fireside Chats)

http://www.american-historama.org/1929-1945-depression-ww2-era/fireside-chats.htm (Fireside Chats)

http://www.ushistory.org/us/51e.asp  (Japanese Internment)

 

Notable Figures and Groups

http://spartacus-educational.com/2WWmilitaryL.htm (military leaders)

http://spartacus-educational.com/2WWpoliticians.htm (political leaders)

http://www.biography.com/people/groups/world-war-ii

http://www.tuskegee.edu/about_us/legacy_of_fame/tuskegee_airmen/tuskegee_airmen_facts.aspx (Tuskegee Airmen)

http://www.tuskegeemuseum.org/who-were-they/ (Tuskegee Airmen)

https://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/partners/exhibitentrance.html (Women)

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for-students/ww2-history/at-a-glance/women-in-ww2.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/  (Women)

http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org/your-visit/african-americans-in-wwii/ (African Americans)

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/assets/pdfs/african-americans-in-world.pdf (African Americans)

http://navajopeople.org/navajo-code-talker.htm (Navajo Code Talkers)

http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-navajo-code-talkers.htm (Navajo Code Talkers)

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/crafty-gadgets-tricks-famous-wwii-spies.html/2 (spies)

http://museumofworldwarii.org/resistance.html (spies)

 

Animals in War

http://www.animalsinwar.org.uk/index.cfm?asset_id=1422

http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1996/fall/buddies.html

http://www.americainwwii.com/articles/pigeons-of-war/

http://www.rpra.org/pigeon-history/pigeons-in-war/

http://militaryhistorynow.com/2013/08/19/war-horses-the-cavalrys-contribution-to-second-world-war/

http://militaryhistorynow.com/2012/11/08/the-dogs-of-war-a-short-history-of-canines-in-combat/

 

Weapons, Equipment, and Innovations

http://www.ussslater.org/history/dehistory/history_atlanticbattle.html (U-boats, Battle fo the Atlantic, Enigma Machine)

http://uboat.net/boats.htm (U-boats)

https://www.britannica.com/technology/U-boat (U-boats)

http://spartacus-educational.com/2WWairwar.htm​ (air craft)

https://www.britannica.com/technology/Zero-Japanese-aircraft (Japanese Zero)

https://ww2-weapons.com/us-navy-in-late-1941/  (U.S. Battleships)

http://ethw.org/Aircraft_Carriers_in_World_War_II (Aircraft Carriers)

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/us-freedom-pavilion-the-boeing-center/vehicles-of-war.html?gclid=CLjhkvnG-dICFVIdgQodUZ4Hwg?referrer=https://www.google.com/ (Tanks)

http://spartacus-educational.com/2WWweapons.htm​ (weapons)

http://www.history-of-american-wars.com/world-war-2-weapons.html (weapons)

http://www.militaryfactory.com/worldwar2/weapons.asp (weapons, aircraft, ships)

http://ww2db.com/aircraft.php (aircraft)

http://www.pbs.org/transistor/background1/events/radar.html (Radar)

http://ethw.org/Radar_during_World_War_II (Radar)

http://www.mtaofnj.org/content/WWII%20Combat%20Medic%20-%20Dave%20Steinert/wwii.htm (Medicine)

http://www.nursegroups.com/article/history-of-wwii-medicine-for-schools.html (medicine)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/topics/enigma (Enigma Machine)

http://ciphermachines.com/enigma.html (Enigma Machine)

http://spartacus-educational.com/USAmanhattan.htm (Manhattan Project)

 

 

 

Websites for Research

Databases

Gale Virtual Reference Library

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/hunt30991?db=GVRL (password is raiders)

Choose World War II Reference Library under History

This set of 3 e-books has biographies and information on battles from World War II.