Unit e economic, Political, and Social Impact of wwii on Georgia



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UNIT E - Economic, Political, and Social Impact of WWII on Georgia

 

Overview

 

America’s involvement in World War II stemmed from the Lend-Lease Act, and crystallized with the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  Georgia Congressmen had a vital impact in the direction of the war, as well as bringing military industry and training bases to Georgia.  Georgia also was home to thriving Jewish communities, particularly in Atlanta, and President Roosevelt visited Georgia at Warm Springs.



 

Standard: SSH9

 

The student will describe the impact of World War II on Georgia’s development economically, socially, and politically.



 

a. Describe the impact of events leading up to American involvement in

World War II to include Lend-Lease and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

b. Evaluate the importance of Bell Aircraft, military bases, the Savannah and

Brunswick shipyards, Richard Russell, and Carl Vinson.

c. Discuss the ties to Georgia that President Roosevelt had and his impact on

the state.

 

Essential Questions

 

1.      How do we describe and define World War II in relation to Georgia?



2.      How were decisions made in events of World War II?

3.      Where were major events located during World War II?

4.      How can the internet be used to find primary and secondary sources on the causes and effects of World War II on Georgia?

 

 



Key Vocabulary

 

  • dictators

  • nationalism

  • National Socialists

  • Adolph Hitler

  • Holocaust

  • Lend-Lease Act

  • Allies & Axis

  • Pearl Harbor

  • Carl Vinson

  • Richard Russell

  • Bell Aircraft

  • Savannah and Brunswick

  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

UNIT E - Day One – Key Terms of WWII

 

EQ: How do we describe and define World War II in relation to Georgia?

  

Objectives:



     Students will understand the causes of World War II, reasons for U.S. involvement, and examples of Georgia’s role, using key vocabulary.
Materials Required:

        Textbook



  • Key Terms graphic organizer

  • Main idea graphic organizer

Procedures:



  1. Write the title, unit#, date, and lesson day on notebook paper.

  2. Write the Essential Question.

  3. Activities:


PREVIEW

  • Define the key terms using the graphic organizer provided.


READ

  • Pages 402 – 415.


REFLECT

  • Place the words where they fit in the main idea g.o.


WRAP UP

  • Answer the It’s Your Turn section questions on page 415, 1-4.

 

 



 

 

 



 

 
 


 

 

 



 isolationism





Nazis





Lend-Lease agreement





appeasement





Allied Powers





Axis Powers





Dwight D. Eisenhower





D-Day





Little White House





Hiroshima and Nagasaki




Carl Vinson





Richard Russell





Major military bases in Georgia:




Savannah and Brunswick shipyards




Bell Bomber Plant





Unit E – Day 2 – Completing an Outline


  • ESSENTIAL QUESTION

    • How did World War II affect Georgians?


Use Chapter 11, Section 4 to complete the following outline with important facts and significant events.
I. Georgia Loses a Friend

A.


B.

C.

D.


II. The Holocaust

A.

B.



C.
III. GA During WWII

A. How many Georgians?

B. Military Bases

1.

2.



3.

4.

C. Farmers -



D. Rationing -

E. Students -

F. Victory Gardens -

G. POW camps –

IV. Georgia’s Political Leaders

A. Richard B. Russell – U.S. Senator (1933 – 1971)


1.

2.

3.



B. Carl A. Vinson – U.S. Representative (1918-1965)

1.

2.



3.

4.
V. The War’s Effects on Society

A.

B.

C. GI Bill:



1.

2.

D.



E.
Wrap-Up

  • List 5 roles that Georgia played in World War Two.


  • List military bases that were operating in GA during World War II.


  • How did Georgia’s coastal area contribute to the war effort?


  • Why was the Bell Bomber plant in Marietta important?


UNIT E – DAYS 3 & 4 - Pick and Choose

Each group member will choose one different activity to complete.

Activity Name

1. Use the vocabulary graphic organizer to write three paragraphs describing each aspect of WWII. Use an introductory and concluding paragraph, also.




2. Make a timeline of events in WWII between 1941 to 1945.





3. Make a cause and effect chart showing the causes of WWII and their effects on Georgia and the U.S.




4. Make comic book frames demonstrating the new technology in WWII.





5. Use the internet to investigate Henry County during WWII, and write a summary of your findings.




  • If you do not finish this assignment using the generous class time I am giving you, you MUST FINISH for HOMEWORK!

UNIT E RUBRIC

Group Names:

Assignment Points

Day 1 – World War II Vocabulary

25



Day 2 – WWII & GA outline

25


Day 3 & 4 – Pick and Choose

50


Class Presentation w/ Graphic

50


TOTAL: / 150


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