Great activity for World War II that forces students to think critically! Students are given five scenarios that involve World War II, the Holocaust, and its aftermath. Then they are asked to answer a series of thought provoking moral questions. Each story is based on a true event and the real stories are also provided. Extension suggestions and a lesson plan are included.
Whether the numbers are exact or not, it's incredible to learn of the sacrifices made, both military and civilian alike, during WWII. Most of my early education on the subject of WWII was from an American perspective and, unfortunately, I didn't learn until college about the high casualty count for the other nations involved.
Bataan Death March, 1942 - the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of 76,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of prisoners.