Battle of the Bulge: Americans Respond to a German Surprise

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Primary Source
Duration: 45 Minutes
Date Posted: 5/6/2010

Use a video clip and primary sources to develop an understanding of the challenges facing the ground troops during World War II’s Battle of the Bulge, then take on the role of one of those soldiers and write a letter home. This lesson plan (which includes background information and full-color primary sources) was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

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