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World War II in the Upstate

This eighth grade lesson explores World War II and the impact it had on members of the local community through a variety of primary sources.  Students begin by breaking into groups to review editorial cartoons, first hand accounts, video segments.  They complete this lesson with a journal entry comparing the attack on Pearl Harbor to September 11th, a project to compare prices listed in the 1944 newspapers ads and articles accessed at the Pendleton District Commission with prices today, and an oral history assignment in which students interview World War II veterans.

J. Mark Bishop
Gettys Middle School, South Carolina
2004 Upstate Institute

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