World War II

United States and Virginia History

The World at War: 1939 to 1945

This curation explores resources that help students demonstrate knowledge of World War II under the SOL area of VUS.11. Inside World War II from represents an example of the types of materials curated in this effort. Please freely share this flyer with fellow educators, librarians, students, and history buffs for their use of this Blendspace compilation.
Why did the US enter the war?

Click to find the Blendspace curation on topics including Pearl Harbor, totalitarian aggression in Europe and Asia, US policy of neutrality, and isolationism.

Curated by Annalisa Cleveland

Photo of Pearl Harbor bombing: USS_Arizona_burning-Pearl_Harbor.jpg. CC0

Major Battles and Turning Points

Click here to visit the Blendspace that outlines the major conflicts in North Africa, Europe, and the Pacific, concluded with the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima.

Curated by Dory Holder

Photo of World War II Memorial: Nitot. Colleville American Cemetary. CC BY-SA 3.0
Minorities in the War

This Blendspace explores the all-minority units, like the Tuskegee Airmen, and women's efforts in World War II.

Curated by Karen Gareis

Photo of airmen: United States Air Force Photograph. Tuskegee Airmen Navigation Training. CC0.
The Geneva Convention and Prisoners of War

Here students will learn the purpose of The Geneva Convention and about the differing treatment of prisoners in Asia as opposed to Europe.

Curated by Karen Gareis

POW Photo: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. German POW's captured by the U.S. 82nd Airborne division in Belgium. CC0.
The Holocaust - Hitler's Final Solution

Click here for detailed accounts of the Holocaust regarding the victims, survivors, and the convicted war criminals.

Curated by Ruth Whitley

Photo: USHMM/Belarusian State Archive of Documentary Film and Photography. Child survivors of Auschwitz. CC0.

Reference List

Inside World War II - A Global Perspective. (n.d.) Retrieved from