Lessons from Our Past - World War II: Home

This guide is designed to provide resources for students studying World War II in social studies and language arts.

World War II


       Lessons from World War II


Impact of World War II


Classic Recruiting Poster of the Era

The purpose of this LibGuide is to provide a central resource through which middle school social studies and language arts students can learn more about World War II and the Holocaust through photographs, videos, websites, and fiction and nonfiction books.





Battle Maps

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General Dwight D. Eisenhower rallies the troops (1944)

It has been 70 years since the end of World War II.  The veterans of this war are now in their 80's and 90's and every day their ranks are diminishing. The men and women of this era were known as the Greatest Generation for having survived the Great Depression and World War II. Now, we face threats from terrorist groups, the unresolved turmoil in Iraq,  Afghanistan, and Syria and a deteriorating relationship with Russia. We turn to the lessons learned in WWII to help us find answers for our challenges. We hope that the examples of leadership, courage, and collaboration from the past can provide an archetype for our current situation.

Students can use this guide for research and enrichment. Please note the sources on the bibliography tab.  If you use these sources, please cite them appropriately.

Always Remember

70 Years Later