World war ii
This unit will cover the largest worldwide conflict that engulfed the United States and the globe for 4 to 6 years. We'll be examining the rise of totalitarianism and fascist dictators throughout Europe as well as the militarization of Japan.
We'll also be spending time looking at the effect this massive conflict had not only on the millions of soldiers sent abroad and the peoples of conquered nations but also the effect on the American home front.
Because this conflict was so large, it's really difficult to fully understand or experience all the different aspects of life that the war affected. As such we're going to be doing something a little differently this unit. We're going to form Literature Circles (i.e. Book Clubs) around 5 different historical fiction novels. As we read through and discuss these titles we'll be able to examine some of the various perspectives and effects of this war.