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The Lesson Plan (please send feedback)

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December 1st, 2011, 2:50 pm #1

Name: Eric Schnur____
Grade Level:9th Grade US History____

Title: World War II and Evansville Date: 11 / 7 / 11
90 minute lesson or two 50 minute lessons

Materials: Resources:
Notes for Evansvilles WWII history The World War II Years
Projector - Darrel E. Bigham
Photos from Evansville, during WWII EVSC website Lincoln School, history

Accommodations: Content Standards:
USH.5.2 Identify and describe key events that resulted in the United States entry
into World War II.
USH.5.3 Identify and describe key leaders and events during World War II.
USH.5.6 Identify and describe the impact of World War II on American culture and
economic life.
USH.6.4 Summarize the economic and social changes in American life brought about by
converting a wartime economy to a peace-time economy.
Goal and Objectives:
For students to gain an appreciation of the impact made by the city of Evansville on the US war effort, and evaluate
the impact of 1940s social changes on the city of Evansville today.
o Identify and define the events of the early 1940s and how Evansville became connected to the war effort.
o Discuss the boom in Evansvilles population during WWII.
o Illustrate the demographic changes within Evansville (i.e. make charts or graphs, point out landmarks etc.)
o Examine the impact of these population and demographic changes on the city and identify their lasting influence.
o Argue how these changes may not have happened were it not for Evansvilles role in WWII.
Visit and tour the LST 325 to see the ship itself and how successful Evansville was in assisting the US war effort.

Introduction/Motivation:
Students will be required to submit a timed writing addressing the question: Would you be in Evansville if it was not for
the amount of manufacturing in the city during WWII, and do you think that Evansville would be a diversely populated city
without the industry during WWII? Why or Why not? Timed writings are evaluated on a five point scale for completion,
thoughtfulness, and grammar.

Procedure/Activity:
Discussion will follow the timed writing to address the same question aloud, determining whether students are aware of
Evansvilles history stemming from WWII.
o Identify and define the events of the early 1940s and how Evansville became connected to the war effort.
o Discuss the boom in Evansvilles population during WWII.
o Illustrate the demographic changes within Evansville (i.e. make charts or graphs, point out landmarks etc.)
Students will be divided into groups to produce a chart or graph of social demographics prior to, during, and after WWII
in Evansville.
o Examine the impact of these population and demographic changes on the city and identify their lasting influence.
o Argue how these changes may not have happened were it not for Evansvilles role in WWII.
Students will be keeping notes on all of the topics discussed.

Closure:
Finishing this lesson will be a trip to Marina Point and a tour of the LST 325.

Homework/Assignment:
Students will write a three paragraph essay (approx. 200 words) describing how they believe Evansville would be different
if it were not for the events of WWII and the citys participation in them. Essays could also address the impact that
Evansville had on the US war effort and its significance.
o Essays must include an introduction paragraph which must have a thesis stating the essays main argument, a body
paragraph explaining that main argument, and also a conclusion paragraph which must tie all of the info together.
o The body paragraph should contain no less than two examples of why the author feels the way they do.
o Papers will be graded for correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

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December 11th, 2011, 6:51 am #2

As one who heard you describe this plan at the last Board meeting, I thought then that it was a great idea. It will be mutually beneficial for the Evansville area's latest generation and for the ship. I hope, as a new teacher in the local school system, you can get this program accepted as soon as possible. Thanks for your wonderful contribution.
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