The curriculum is designed to preserve and document the legacy of the world’s greatest conflict in a way that is simple for teachers and engaging for students. It begins with an overview of European history and the causes for the war, and breaks the subject points into three areas.
The curriculum also contains an assortment of campain maps, World War II era photos, periodicals, foreign documents, and military plans to provide primary sources for students.
The curriculum also provides the chronology of the war, and detailed lesson plans to help guides students through the conflict’s beginning, the conflict itself, as well as its aftermath and legacy. Over the course of seven days, students will learn through lectures, quizzes, and discussions accompanied by photos and documents for visual aids. The core of the curriculum is divided into seven lesson plans as follows:
- Day 1: Prior to 1939
- Day 2: 1939-1940
- Day 3: 1941-1942
- Day 4: 1943-1944
- Day 5: 1944-1945
- Day 6: 1945
- Day 7: 1945- Post-war
With additional supplemental components detailing American participation, students will gain knowledge of the all-encompassing scope of the war and its place in American and world history.