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Those Who Fought



  • World History
  • Language Arts


  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Brief Description

Students read interviews with World War II veterans, then interview family or community members who fought in the war.


Students gain an understanding of World War II and practice research skills as they write and conduct interviews with World War II veterans.


World War II, veterans, interviews

Materials Needed

Our Veterans Memorial or other print and/or online interviews of World War II veterans

Lesson Plan

Encourage students to read the interviews at Our Veterans Memorial or in other print and online resources. Then ask them to locate family or community members who fought in World War II and interview them about their experiences.


Evaluate students' interviews on the degree to which their questions demonstrate their understanding of the war.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

World History:

Language Arts: