The European Front

Part of this unit:

Awards and Achievements of Nisei Soldiers

Lesson Overview:

Readings and activities related to military exploits of the largely segregated Japanese American units (100th/442nd), including the Battle of Cassino, the rescue of the 'Lost Battalion, and the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp.

Standards:

Framework Standards Context California Standards
Grade 11
11.7 Students analyze the American participation in World War II.
3. Identify the roles and sacrifices of individual American soldiers, as well as the unique contributions of special fighting forces (e.g. the Tuskegee Airmen, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Navajo Code Talkers).

Author(s):

Go For Broke Educational Foundation

Link:

http://www.goforbroke.org/learning/learning_teachers_lesson_european.asp

Grade Band:

9-12

Integrated Subjects:

Social Studies

Languages:

English

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