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Guthriegabs About World War Two and Turning Points of the Pacific Theater

In this 8-week world history course, students study the major battles of WWII in the Pacific: the bombing of Japan, the Coral Sea, Guadalcanal, Island Hopping, Iwo Jima, Midway, & Pearl Harbor.
Kim Guthriegabs M. Ed
406 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


per week
Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
55 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Recall the causes of WWII
Name the turning points of WWII in the Pacific Theater
List the Allied and Axis forces in the Pacific Theater
Explain how each event was a turning point in the war
Explain the outcome of each turning point in the war
Analyze each event for the impact it had on the war as a whole
Reflect on how each event changed the world
Explain the trajectory of the war using maps
I  am a highly-qualified teacher of history for elementary through grade 9. I am a licensed teacher for elementary and middle school through grade 9. I have taught the history of WWII for over 15 years. I have had the opportunity to visit both President Roosevelt's summer white house and Churchill's War Rooms to walk through the halls of history. I enjoy sharing these stories of history with students.
students will want pencils and colored pencils, notepaper Print out of class templates
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55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Any study of war will expose students to both aggressors and defenders, losers, and winners; but, these labels do not define the individuals involved in the actual fighting. The people of war, sailors, soldiers, and airmen were carrying out the duties their military and country expected of them. There will always be people who take their duties too far to the extreme and those who suffer for it. This class is not meant to glorify any of the events of WWII, but to explain the sequence of events that elapsed across the Pacific Ocean in the 1940s. 
Because this class is about war students there will be a discussion of weapons, prisoners of war, injured men and civilians, and deaths. I do not go into detail or show images that highlight these events. The material is appropriate for middle school-age students. 


Kim Guthriegabs M. Ed
Lives in the United States
Kim Guthrie M.Ed.
406 total reviews
629 completed classes

About Me

I believe that students need to see the personal side of the world. When students begin to see a unique story in a history or science lesson, they become engaged and learn. 

 I speak French and love to travel to countries where I can immerse... 
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