WWII History: World War 2 in North Africa, 1940-1943 - World War Two - WW2
Michael DiMinno, M.A.T.
In this one-time social studies class, students will learn about the fighting that occurred in North Africa during World War 2.
US Grade 5 - 8
Learn all about World War II in North Africa and the back and forth nature of the combat in that area. Supplying the troops was the name of the game here, and there were several other interesting factors as well. The structure will include one immersive session which will cover the events leading up to the fighting resulting in the final battle - El Alamein. The session will cover: Mussolini: North African conquest Who occupied what countries in North Africa at the start of the fighting The...
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 year I have shifted to remote small group instruction...
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Completed by 62 learners
Live video meetings
3-11 learners per class