Students work in teams to explore a variety of issues related to World War II, review the decisions that were made at the time, and debate the correctness of those decisions.
ObjectivesStudents learn about the issues surrounding World War II and understand the complexity of the decisions involved in attaining and maintaining world peace.
debate, Japan, internment, atomic bomb, Harry Truman, Hiroshima, Nagasaki
A variety of print and online resources about issues for debate [set dash] Web site suggestions are provided below.
Lesson PlanOrganize students into small groups, and assign each group a topic for debate. Topics might include
AssessmentEvaluate students on their research and the quality of their arguments in relation to the research.
Lesson Plan SourceEducation World