WWII History: Blitzkrieg! the German Army's Campaigns in Poland and France During World War Two - WW2
In this one-time social studies course, we follow the German army as they Blitzkrieg their way across Europe during WW2
Michael DiMinno, M.A.T.
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Completed by 77 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
60 minute class
NOTE: This class is also offered as part of my course "WWII: 10 Week Course # 1...From the Rise of the Dictators to the End of the War" Learn all about the start of World War II with the German campaigns in Poland and France. Blitzkrieg was a new kind of warfare, specifically designed to prevent what had occurred in France in WWI. It was fast moving and precise in practice and half of Europe fell to its effectiveness in 1939 and 1940. The structure will include one immersive session which...
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I have been teaching military history to elementary students since 2001 and parents have appreciated the approach I use given the age of the students. I try to keep our study away from the more age inappropriate topics, such as The Holocaust, harsh treatment of POW's, etc. It is not that these topics aren't important, it's just that the age range for these lessons (8-14) is a bit on the younger side, so I feel that they are better left to teachers of older grades. When I do get questions about the more disturbing aspects of the war, I might answer along the lines of, "these soldiers went into this country and did not treat the people there well," instead of giving specifics. Having said this, please be aware that these classes are about warfare and military history. One aspect of this is to talk about weapons from the corresponding era, and to discuss advancements in military technology. I don't handle any firearms personally, but we do discuss weapons and technology and I show pictures and videos when appropriate. If your learner is sensitive to this kind of subject, and may get frightened or upset upon seeing a picture of a rifle, cannon, tank or bullet, then this may not be the class for them. This is a class about military history, and there is no way to avoid this, so please take this into account before signing up.
Michael DiMinno, M.A.T.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
671 total reviews
367 completed classes
Hello, my name is Michael DiMinno and I have been teaching for over 20 years. I hold a Master's degree in Elementary Education and spent most of my tenure as a classroom teacher. Over the past year I have shifted to remote small group instruction...
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