Scenes From D-Day, Then and Now http://theatln.tc/1k82yUu Scenes From D-Day, Then and Now
Two photographers in 2014 traveled to France, seeking to rephotograph images captured back then. Getty photographer Peter Macdiarmid and Reuters photographer Chris Helgren gathered archive pictures from the 1944 invasion, tracked down the locations, and photographed them as they appear today.
Starting with photo number two, all the images are interactive -- click on them to see a transition from 'then' to 'now', and see the difference 70 years can make.
WW2 online collection at The Google Cultural Institute http://bit.ly/WaKS0H WW2 online collection at The Google Cultural Institute
The Google Cultural Institute helps preserve and promote culture online
With a team of dedicated engineers, Google is building tools that make it simple to tell the stories of our diverse cultural heritage and make them accessible worldwide.
We have created this site to provide a visually rich and interactive online experience for telling cultural stories in new ways. Discover exhibits by expert curators, find artifacts, view photographs, read original manuscripts, watch videos, and more.
IWitness http://iwitness.usc.edu/SFI/ IWitness is an online application that gives educators and students access to search, watch, and learn from more than 1,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.
The women of WWII in photographs http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/09/world-war-ii-women-at-war/100145/ The women of WWII in photographs
Women took both active and supporting positions in factories, government organizations, military auxiliaries, resistance groups and more. While relatively few women were at the front lines as combatants, many found themselves the victims of bombing campaigns and invading armies.
By the end of the war, more than 2 million women worked in war industries, hundreds of thousands volunteered as nurses or members of home defense units, or became full-time members of the military.
Google Earth: This Is (1945) London http://searchengineland.com/google-earth-this-is-1945-london-53641 Google Earth: This Is (1945) London
Google has historical imagery for London on Google Earth. It allows users to see images of how the city looked during recent history, in this case 1945 and various points forward to the present.
Holocaust resources on the Web http://crln.acrl.org/content/71/2/80.full Holocaust resources on the Web
This article draws attention to some of the best sites available. It also aims to cover some of the sites addressing related areas impacted by the Holocaust.
Normandy Landings (Listing at Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_Landings Normandy Landings (Listing at Wikipedia)
This is about the first day of the Invasion of Normandy (D-Day). .. 6 June 1944
Operation Neptune and Operation Overlord, during World War II
Last Stand Militaria http://www.laststandmilitaria.webs.com We specialize in military antiques and collectibles from WW2 to the Korean War.
We update frequently and are always trying to find the most unique militaria from the U.S. and 3RD Reich. We offer Medals, Uniforms, Fieldgear, Edged Weapons, Flags, Photos and more from Germany, Japan, US and other Minor Allied and Axis countries.
WW2 . talking/interviews http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgFAfx5pfgI A documentary about people who were
9 – 11 years old during the Second World
This is a great way to bring 'living
history' into the classroom, and get
children involved in recording and
discussing other's real life experiences.
Holocaust Unit, grade 6, 3 weeks http://tinyurl.com/6pu96r Holocaust Unit, grade 6, 3 weeks
How does the Holocaust exemplify discrimination, abuse of power, and oppression? "The theme allows the students and teacher to become and stay focused on a topic of study. This also gears a collection of activities to stay focused on one idea in order to show relationships between major concepts, and not just teach disconnected facts."
The Origins of World War II (Lesson Plan) http://tinyurl.com/5pycsw The Origins of World War II (Lesson Plan)
Have you ever had a problem with a bully? The bully may take your lunch money or force you to do his/her homework. In the late 1930s Hitler was bullying the rest of Europe and got his way several times. Finally, France and Britain had enough and the result was World War II.
WWII Radio Broadcast http://lessonplanspage.com/SSCIWWIIRadioBroadcastRecording912.htm/ WWII Radio Broadcast
The students will produce a radio show that is set in Britain during WWII.
Lesson plan to help students create a British radio show reporting the attack on the United State in WW2.
The students will gain knowledge of important radio broadcasts and speeches by listening to speeches done by Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Adolph Hitler.
WW2 Historic Photographs http://images.google.com/images?q=1940s+Hawaii+source:life WW2 Historic Photographs
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/Holocaust/ A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
An overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature.
...suggested educational activities for elementary, middle and high school students.
World War 2 : Videos and PowerPoints online http://ww2videos.blogspot.com/ World War 2 : Videos and PowerPoints online
The link above goes to one of the Shambles "Forest of Theme Blogs" pages that provides videos and other multimedia resources to support the topic here.
If you would like to see all of the Theme Blogs then go to the full list at http://www.shambles.net/blogforest or click where you see this button
WW2 Peoples War (BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/ WW2 People's War (BBC)
The BBC asked the public to contribute their memories of World War Two to a website between June 2003 and January 2006. This archive of 47,000 stories and 15,000 images is the result.
WW2 on this day (BBC) News Headlines http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/themes/conflict_and_war/world_war_ii/default.stm WW2 on this day (BBC) News Headlines
On This Day is a showcase of some of the most significant as well as some of the quirkier stories broadcast by BBC News since 1950 and now including a new World War II section.
Nearly all the stories contain video or audio and are written as if the event had only just occurred, drawing on archive media, old newspapers and historical reference books.
WW2 in Colour http://www.ww2incolor.com/ WW2 in Colour
For so many years, historians and casual observers alike have observed the events of World War II through faded black and white images. What most people do not know is the fact that quite a large portion of the WWII was shot using color film! However, it wasn't until recently that a lot of the photographs and motion picture footage was de-classified by the U.S. Government. We don't just have a collection of U.S. images, but we also have a diverse collection of German, Russian, Japanese, British and Italian photos.
Go For Broke Educational Foundation http://www.goforbroke.org Preserving the legacy of the Japanese American veterans of World War II
The cornerstone of the Go For Broke Educational Foundation is its Hanashi Oral History Program interview archive. With hundreds of interviews in its collection, the Hanashi oral history videos are some of the last primary sources of World War II Japanese American veteran information.
World War II http://www.42explore2.com/worldwar2.htm World War II
World War began in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland and ended in 1945 with the surrender of Germany and Japan. The allied nations including Australia, Canada, Great Britain, France, Soviet Union, United States, and New Zealand defeated the Axis countries of Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Iwo Jima Retrospective : Video http://www.military.com/NewContent/0,13190,NI_Iwo_Jima2,00.html Iwo Jima Retrospective
For all who bear its scars, the battle for Iwo Jima,February 19-March 26, 1945, still looms gargantuan, unbelievable, devouring; not measurable by Guadalcanal, Peleliu or Belleau Wood, but by its own arena, complexity, ferocity and the character of its combatants, whose American casualties were one third of all Marine Corps casualties in the war.
Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority http://www.yadvashem.org/ The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, was established in 1953 by an act of the Israeli Knesset. Since its inception, Yad Vashem has been entrusted with documenting the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust period, preserving the memory and story of each of the six million victims, and imparting the legacy of the Holocaust for generations to come through its archives, library, school, museums and recognition of the Righteous Among the Nations.
WW2 Lesson Plans at LearningCurve http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/lessons.htm WW2 Lesson Plans at LearningCurve
Evacuation to Canada in World War 2 | The Home Front | British response to V1 and V2 | World War 2 British Government propaganda 3-4 | Adolf Hitler - Character | Hitler Assassination plan | Belsen Concentration Camp, 1945 | The Zeppelin Raids | The German occupation of the Rhineland | Chamberlain and Hitler, 1938 |
Interview Adolf Hitler! http://www.activehistory.co.uk/head2head/hitler/index.htm Empathising with the German people who supported Hitler does not mean sympathising with them, but it does prevent us complacently dismissing the evils of Nazism as a "German problem" and thereby leaves us much better equipped to tackle similar tragic situations if and when they arise again.
Hitler | WW2 | Lesson plan | Submit a Question | Worksheet |
World War 2 (WW2) at the Learning Network https://www.teachervision.com/tv/tvsearch/theme=World%20War%20II On December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the United States entered World War II.
International Peace Day | Images in World War II | Women and World War II | World War II: Timeline | Battles That Changed History | Flag Facts | Learning About Voice Through Photographs |