A man must know his destiny… if he does not recognize it, then he is lost. By this I mean, once, twice, or at the very most, three times, fate will reach out and tap a man on the shoulder… if he has the imagination, he will turn around and fate will point out to him what fork in the road he should take, if he has the guts, he will take it.
~George S. Patton, Jr.
~George S. Patton, Jr.
- What factors led to the outbreak of WWII?
- What opportunities and hardships does war create on the home front and abroad?
- What were the international consequences of WWII?
TEKS for Unit 8:
2A- identify the major characteristics that define an historical era;
2B- identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics;
2C- apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods; and
2D- explain the significance of the following years as turning points: ... 1939-1945 (World War II)...
7A- identify reasons for U.S. involvement in World War II, including Italian, German, and Japanese dictatorships and their aggression, especially the attack on Pearl Harbor;
7B- evaluate the domestic and international leadership of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman during World War II, including the U.S. relationship with its allies and domestic industry's rapid mobilization for the war effort;
7C- analyze the function of the U.S. Office of War Information;
7D- analyze major issues of World War II, including the Holocaust; the internment of German, Italian, and Japanese Americans and Executive Order 9066; and the development of conventional and atomic weapons;
7E- analyze major military events of World War II, including the Battle of Midway, the U.S. military advancement through the Pacific Islands, the Bataan Death March, the invasion of Normandy, fighting the war on multiple fronts, and the liberation of concentration camps;
7F- evaluate the military contributions of leaders during World War II, including Omar Bradley, Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, Chester A. Nimitz, George Marshall, and George Patton; and
7G- explain the home front and how American patriotism inspired exceptional actions by citizens and military personnel, including high levels of military enlistment; volunteerism; the purchase of war bonds; Victory Gardens; the bravery and contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen, the Flying Tigers, and the Navajo Code Talkers; and opportunities and obstacles for women and ethnic minorities.
12B- identify and explain reasons for changes in political boundaries such as those resulting from statehood and international conflicts.
17A- describe the economic effects of World War II on the home front such as the end of the Great Depression, rationing, and increased opportunity for women and minority employment;
17C- describe the economic impact of defense spending on the business cycle and education priorities from 1945 to the 1990s;
19B- explain constitutional issues raised by federal government policy changes during...World War II...
19E- evaluate the pros and cons of U.S. participation in international organizations and treaties.
25A- describe how the characteristics and issues in U.S. history have been reflected in various genres of art, music, film, and literature;
25C- identify the impact of popular American culture on the rest of the world over time; and
25D- analyze the global diffusion of American culture through the entertainment industry via various media.
26A- explain actions taken by people to expand economic opportunities and political rights, including those for racial, ethnic, and religious minorities as well as women, in American society;
26D- identify the political, social, and economic contributions of women such as ...Eleanor Roosevelt;
27B- explain how specific needs result in scientific discoveries and technological innovations in agriculture, the military, and medicine, including vaccines; and
27C- understand the impact of technological and management innovations and their applications in the workplace and the resulting productivity enhancements for business and labor such as assembly line manufacturing, time-study analysis.