of lesson: A Day in the Life of
a World War II Soldier Webquest
of Lesson: This lesson will take place at the end of
the unit on World War II. Students will
have studied about the rise of European dictators, the war in
the Pacific, and the end of the war on both fronts.
Overview: Students will follow a series of links to
letters and first hand accounts of World War II soldiers. Students will take notes while looking at the
various websites and write a one page diary entry on their “experience” as a
WWII soldier after they have looked at all of the websites.
was the war like for soldiers on the front lines?
Objectives: Students use the webquest
to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity. (Technology
Foundation Standards for Students, Standard 3). Students use the webquest to locate,
evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources. (Technology
Foundation Standards for Students, Standard 5). Students will be able to identify theaters of
war involved in World War II. (National Standards for US History (5-12), Era 8, Standard 3B). Students will be able to
describe military experiences and explain how they shaped American
soldiers. (National Standards for US History (5-12), Era 8, Standard 3B).