Objectives: Students will be able to

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On the Home Front: Greenville and World War II (5th Grade)

Melissa Summer

Objectives: Students will be able to...

  • Critically analyze informational texts to deduct important facts;

  • Examine images for information;

  • Gather information from a variety of resources;

  • Understand motives behind and constructions of propaganda; and

  • Identify changes in Greenville's educational institutions, economy, social life, and war efforts during World War II.

Essential Question: How did World War II impact Greenville, South Carolina?

SC Curriculum Standards

SC-2007 Correlated Sets


The student will read and comprehend a variety of informational texts in print and nonprint formats. Students in grade five read informational (expository/persuasive/argumentative) texts of the following types: essays, historical documents, informational trade books, textbooks, news and feature articles, magazine articles, advertisements, encyclopedia entries, reviews (e.g., book, movie, product), journals, and speeches. They also read directions, maps, time lines, graphs, tables, charts, schedules, recipes, and photos embedded in informational texts. In addition, they examine commercials, documentaries, and other forms of nonprint informational texts.


Analyze informational texts to draw conclusions and make inferences.


Understand that titles, print styles, chapter headings, captions, subheadings, and white space provide information to the reader.


Use graphic features such as illustrations, graphs, charts, maps, diagrams, and graphic organizers as sources of information.


Create informational pieces such as book reviews and newsletter articles that use language appropriate for the specific audience.


The student will access and use information from a variety of sources.

SC-SS-05 Correlated Sets


Explain the principal events related to the United States’ involvement in World War II—including the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the invasion in Normandy, Pacific island hopping, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—and the role of key figures in this involvement such as Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Adolf Hitler. (P, G, H)


Summarize the political and social impact of World War II, including changes in women’s roles, in attitudes toward Japanese Americans, and in nation-state boundaries and governments. (P, E, H)

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