Title of Lesson: WW II Historical Pop-Up
*Students will research and chart events
associated with World War II from 1935-1945 using a data retrieval
chart in order to list in chronological order important dates and
events with accuracy.
*Using the collected data chart
information, each student will create a Historical Pop-Up Page
depicting a World War II event.
Informational books about World War
9 x 12 colored construction
Scissors, glue, markers and
Data Retrieval Chart (see Appendix
Pop-up page directions found in The
Pop-up Book, by Paul Jackson
1. Direct instruction. Explain to students
how history has been recorded and documented throughout time. Show
examples of information found in books collected on WW II. Tell them
that the pages contain information about events preceding and
concluding with World War II. Share with the students that events
happen in specific order, each event leading to the next.
2. Data Retrieval Chart. Explain to
students that they will need to gather and research specific dates,
countries, events and world leader associated with World War II using
the data retrieval chart (see Appendix 1). Guide the students through
a practice data chart process, exhibit where and how information is
collected. After data is collected, have students select one event
they would like to use to create a pop-up history page. Have students
"sign up" for their historic page to avoid duplications.
3 Share with the students an example of a
pop-up page depicting the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Show how a pop-up
page is created. Allow time for questions and distribute
Have students gather in a horseshoe
arrangement. Travel around the horseshoe beginning with the year
1939. Instruct each student to share their historic pop-up page
relating information and details about the researched event.
Reinforce highlights such as cause and effect, dates, and location.
Continue around the horseshoe ending with events that took place in