Social Studies

May Moments

Greetings 5th Grade Historians!

Here are the focus standards for this week:

SS5H4 Explain America’s involvement in World War II.

a. Describe German aggression in Europe and Japanese aggression in Asia.

b. Describe major events in the war in both Europe and the Pacific; include Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, D-Day, VE and VJ Days, and the Holocaust.

c. Discuss President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

d. Identify Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill, Hirohito, Truman, Mussolini, and Hitler.

e. Describe the effects of rationing and the changing role of women and African Americans or Blacks; include “Rosie the Riveter” and the Tuskegee Airmen.

f. Explain the role of Eleanor Roosevelt and the U.S. in the formation of the United Nations.


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