Religion has an essential role in military history, which is reflected in military material.
Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
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.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
World History Standards (Grades 5-12)
2: The causes and global consequences of World War I
3: The search for peace and stability in the 1920s and 1930s
4: The causes and global consequences of World War II
5: Major global trends from 1900 to the end of World War II