Presentation on theme: "There Are Two Sides to Every Story Differing Perspectives of WWII Battles."— Presentation transcript:
There Are Two Sides to Every Story Differing Perspectives of WWII Battles
Project Students will be able to identify facts from famous WWII battles Students will be able to explain the strategies used by both sides
Learning Objectives Students will learn important facts about famous WWII battles including people, geographic locations, strategies, weapons, etc.
Introduction The purpose is to research a WWII battle and discuss and understand strategies from both sides Google Docs will be used to share information and research Powerpoint will be used to present information to the class
The Battle of Midway This became known as the D-Day of the Pacific and also became a huge defeat for the Imperial Japanese Navy A major turning point for the Americans
a) to eliminate the American Navy from the Pacific a) to eliminate the American Navy from the Pacific b) to build morale c) to lure the U.S. into battle near Japan d) to gain important resources Why did the Japanese want to defeat the American Navy at Midway in 1942?
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Why did the Japanese lose at Midway? a) they did not have a large enough navy b) the Americans were able to decode the Japanese radio transmissions to easilyb) the Americans were able to decode the Japanese radio transmissions to easily c) they had spent too much of their time and resources on occupying Chinac) they had spent too much of their time and resources on occupying China d) they were unprepared for a naval battle
What really happened? The Japanese were careless with their passing and relaying of messages, making it easy for the U.S. to decode them and be waiting at Midway for the Japanese The Japanese thought they could lure the U.S. Navy carriers into a trap They were unaware that the U.S. had found out the plan so easily
D-Day Probably the most important Allied victory of WWII Major turning point in the war against the Axis Powers in Europe
Where did the Allies attack on June 6th, 1944? a) The Island of Sicily b) Normandy, France c) London, England d) Oslo, Norway
Why was Hitler so slow to react to the invasion? a) He believed the D-Day attack was a fake b) He was ready to give up by 1944 c) He did not know about the invasion until weeks later d) He was trying to trap the Allies further inland in France
What Really Happened? Hitler was sleeping the morning of June 6th and his subordinates refused to wake him The Americans and British pushed in from the Western Front and the Soviets pushed in from the Eastern Front helping to end the war less than a year later