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Stalingrad and the Eastern Front in WW II

Edward Simmons
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(684)
Before D-Day happened in the West, the Germans began losing in the East because of the Battle of Stalingrad--the bloodiest battle of World War II.

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US Grade 5 - 8
1. Students will learn about the Eastern Front of WW II and the extremity of suffering by Russians and Germans in that phase of the war.
2. Students will understand the viewpoint of the Russian people toward war and toward Nazism--and why they resent lack of empathy for their suffering as Americans and others emphasize D-Day more than Stalingrad.
3. Students will learn about the horrors of modern warfare directed against urban citizens, as in the case of Stalingrad, as a form of warfare the United Nations wants to outlaw as a crime against humanity.
Dr. Simmons is a veteran college professor, teacher and scholar of American, European, and World history. He has taught adults in professional workplace settings and students in college classes for more than 40 years. Both settings have involved participants from many national, cultural, and educational backgrounds--settings requiring proficiency in dealing with national, cultural, and gender identity issues with flexibility, sensitivity, and judgment. In two years on Outschool, Dr. Simmons has taught students from 7-16 and consistently received 5-star ratings from parents and students. This is evidence of ability to handle issues that come with those age ranges and with a variety of cultural and international sensitivities because of the global extent of those giving 5-star ratings. Thus far, Dr. Simmons has satisfied students and parents in: (1) nearly every state in the USA; (2) Canada, Mexico, and Brazil in the Americas; (3) England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, and Spain in Europe; (4) Israel and Jordan in the Middle East; (5) India, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines in South Asia; (6) Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea in East Asia; and (7) Australia and New Zealand in Oceania.
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A handout will be provided for students to explain important terms and concepts as a reference to use before or during the class.
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Stalingrad was a 5-month long period of urban warfare at its worst. Historical pictures will be used to illustrate the destruction of urban warfare and the historical narrative will describe the tactics of both sides of the conflict that made this the bloodiest battle of WW II. Stalingrad will also be presented as a leading example of modern urban warfare that the United Nations is attempting to outlaw as a crime against humanity.
In addition to a career of reading and research on WW II, the teacher will use as general references the notable accounts of Gerhard Weinberg, A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II; and Craig Symonds, World War II at Sea: A Global History. The specific battle accounts to be relied on are: Antony Beevor, Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943; and Jonathan Trigg, The Battle of Stalingrad Through German Eyes: The Death of the Sixth Army; and supplemented by some information from the Wikipedia article on the Battle of Stalingrad.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(684)
I am a Vanderbilt Ph.D. who has spent a lifetime learning and teaching world history, especially in connection with science, archaeology, Bible studies, and philosophy. Being drafted (Vietnam period) just as I started my college teaching career... 
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per class
Meets once
55 min

Completed by 13 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-15
3-6 learners per class

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