Engage your students with activities and content readings on Texas in World War II – all offered as an independent work packet or for Distance Learning with Google Slides. This resource includes a paper version and a 1:1 Google version to be used with Google Classroom. On the first page will be a link that will have you make a copy of the Google Doc, so be sure to be signed in to your Google account. You can then share directly with your students.
In this resource, students will learn about the political, social, and economic impact of the World War II on Texas with content area readings, summarize their learning in a variety of process activities, and analyze images and primary sources.
You will receive:
-A Vocabulary Activity – to introduce and practice key vocabulary terms.
– Readings for each of the topics – these are short “chunked” reading selections to help your students understand each topic: Causes of World War II, Key Events of World War II, Events on the Home Front, Texas Economic Contributions, Social Contributions and Changes in Texas, Texans become Leaders, Political Changes in Texas, and Texas Internment Camps.
– Readings and Processing Activities for each of these famous Texans: Hector P. Garcia, Oveta Culp Hobby, Audie Murphy, Doris Miller, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Chester Nimitz.
– Additional primary source images, quotes and video clip links. Video clips are accessed with embedded links.
– Multiple Processing Activities – to keep students engaged with higher order thinking skills. Just One, Roving Reporter, Take a Selfie and more!!
–Additional ABC or Research Activity to wrap up the unit.
⭐Please download the preview for a sample of the activity. ⭐
(7) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of Texas during the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries. The student is expected to:
(D) describe and compare the civil rights and equal rights movements of various groups in Texas in the 20th century and identify key leaders in these movements such as … Hector P. Garcia, Oveta Culp Hobby, and
(E) analyze the political, economic, and social impact of World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and significant issues in the latter half of the 20th and early 21st centuries such as political and economic controversies, immigration, and migration on the history of Texas.
(B) describe the importance of free speech and press in a democratic society.
(17) Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a democratic society. The student is expected to:
(A) identify the leadership qualities of elected and appointed leaders of Texas, past and present,
(B) identify the contributions of Texas leaders such as… John Nance Garner (“Cactus Jack”),
(20) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:
(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about Texas;
(B) analyze information by applying absolute and relative chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;
(C) organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps;
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