The B-25 bomber was designed for and used as an instrument of airpower in World War Two (WWII). To appreciate its role we make maps and a timeline to understand the conflict:
the nations involved
where it was fought
Groups of students investigate
where the war was fought - and annotate a map we can put on a wall
when the war happened - making a timeline we can expand over the coming months
who led the nations at war and their military forces - with pictures to put on the map
which battles were key to the outcome - mix and match names with descriptions
Place materials constructed on a wall and interconnect to show associations. Watch a section of the documentary World War II from Space.
Sources and acknowledgements Mr. Mike Taylor is the author of four books for middle school students, "Leaders of World War II", "Generals ...", "Air Forces ...", and "Battles ...". They are in the Lafayette Public Library.
Bloom's Taxonomy E: Reporting findings to group. An: Associating weapons with battles. Ap: Tie maps, photos, and timeline together. R: Names of leaders, names of battles, and dates.
Colorado academic standards Social Studies / History: "evaluate primary and secondary sources" Social Studies / Geography: "variables that influence the interaction of people" Math: "Use number line diagrams ... to represent points on the line" Math: "Solve problems involving percent of a number"