Social Studies

Weirdest World War II Stories

This one time class will explore some of the weirdest stories to come out of World War II
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45 minutes

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9-13

year olds

3-11

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Class Experience

Students will learn a variety of interesting World War II history with accompanying background information. 
This teacher has a degree in history, as well as several years experience working in the museum industry.  At the museum, the instructor regularly discussed wartime topics with learners of all ages. 
No homework is required for this course
No supplies will be required 
No assessment will be administered 
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
In this class, references will be made to POW camps, particular in reference to the stories of Canada and Yang Kyoungjong.  In our discussion of the last naval battle of World War II, casualty numbers from the battle will be relayed to students. No other potentially sensitive information will be discussed in this lesson. 
Yang Kyoungjong Sources:
-https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/koreans-captured-at-d-day.html?chrome=1&A1c=1
-"The Second World War," Antony Beevor, 2012 

Pink Spitfire Sources:
-https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/why-this-world-war-ii-british-fighter-was-painted-pink/
-"RAF Fighter Pilots  in WWII," Martin W. Bowman 

Last Naval Battle of WWII Sources: 
-https://www.navygeneralboard.com/the-last-naval-battle-of-world-war-2/
-https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2020/06/15/the-chinese-war-junk-ii/

Canadian POW Camp Sources:
-https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/prisoner-of-war-camps-in-canada#:~:text=(courtesy%20CP).-,Canada%20operated%20prison%20camps%20for%20interned%20civilians%20during%20the%20First,the%20largest%20in%20North%20America.
-https://legionmagazine.com/en/2012/03/the-happiest-prisoners/
-https://niche-canada.org/2020/04/23/held-captive-prisoners-of-war-and-their-pets-in-canada-during-the-second-world-war/

Bernard Jordan
-https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-30699446
-https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/06/06/319531448/wwii-vet-awol-from-nursing-home-found-at-normandy-ceremonies
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/07/d-day-veteran-france-anniversary-bernard-jordan

M&Ms: A Wartime Candy
-https://www.history.com/news/the-wartime-origins-of-the-mm#:~:text=During%20World%20War%20II%2C%20M%26Ms,yellow%2C%20green%20or%20violet%20coating.
-https://www.confectionerynews.com/Article/2016/11/10/Untold-war-stories-Mars-and-M-M-s-military-history
-http://www.nww2m.com/2016/03/scitech-tuesday-wwii-and-the-invention-of-m-ms/

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Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy
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Lives in the United States
Military History Taught by Historians
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282 completed classes

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Welcome to Military History 101!

My name is Amber, and I am the owner/head teacher of Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy.  I have a degree in History from Grand Valley State University, which is located in Michigan, USA.  Prior to becoming a... 
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