WWII History: Weapons and Technology of World War 2 - World War Two - WW2
Michael DiMinno, M.A.T.
In this one time social studies class, we will look at the different weapons and technology of WWII that had a major effect on the conflict.
US Grade 5 - 8
This class is also offered as part of my course "WWII: 10 Week Course # 2...Battles, Politicians and Obscura Learn all about the technology of World War II and how it contributed to the outcome of it. Some of the technological advances were weapons, but by no means all of them. We’ll look at weapons, code machines, vehicles and much more. Radar Sonar Schnorkel The Enigma Machine Ultra Rockets Penicillin The Higgins Boat Jet aircraft A-Bomb I teach by using slides, original photographs,...
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.
Meet the teacher
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 3 years I have shifted to remote small group...
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Live video meetings
3-12 learners per class