WWII History: The Battle of the Bulge - Hitler's Last Chance to Win World War 2 - World War Two - WW2
In this one-time social studies class, students will learn about the German army's last chance to defeat the Allies in the European theater during World War 2
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Learn all about one of the last and one of the largest battles of World War 2! In late 1944, the Germans took a major gamble and tried a final all-out assault in the western theater, attacking through Belgium. It was a last ditch effort by Germany to end the war and to make a possible peace with the Allies in the west...as the Russians were coming from the east. The structure will include one immersive session which will cover the events leading up to the battle, the battle itself, and the...
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.History 1-2-3!
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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...