This is a “sister” list to The Best Online Resources For Teaching & Learning About World War II (Part One). That list is a compilation of six other various World War II-related “The Best…” lists I’ve previously posted, along with links to special lessons I have posted for my United States History classes.
Today’s list includes more general links that don’t relate to those other six lists, along with ones that I’ve found since I made those U.S. History lessons more than a year ago.
Here are my choices For The Best Online Resources For Teaching & Learning About World War II (Part Two):
The History Channel has a nice interactive called Inside World War II: A Global Perspective.
“The Price Of Freedom: Americans At War” is a Smithsonian multimedia interactive on each war in United States’ history. Videos (with transcript), images and text are included.
Remembering D-Day, 66 years ago is a great set of images from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.
Code Talkers is an online exhibit from the National Museum of the American Indian. It tells about how Native Americans used their languages to help transmit messages as part of the United States military during World War II. The site is very accessible to English Language Learners, with audio and text support, along with helpful images. Early Intermediate speakers and above should be able to understand much of it.
BBC’s Primary History site has a number of accessible activities.
eHistory has a good overview of the war.
World War II In Photos is the start of a twenty part series of photos about…World War II.
The Daily Mail has published a series of pretty amazing photos of the damage caused during the London Blitz in World War II. They are a “must see.”
Here’s a color video of World War II soldiers:
D-Day by the Numbers is an infographic from The History Channel.
D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive is from The Guardian.
Here’s some amazing color footage of Berlin right after World War II. You can read more about it at Vox.
The Fallen Of World II is both a video and an interactive.
The video is described as:
An animated data-driven documentary about war and peace, The Fallen of World War II looks at the human cost of the second World War and sizes up the numbers to other wars in history, including trends in recent conflicts.
The BBC has a close-captioned movie about D Day.
In pictures: The Allied invasion of Normandy is from CNN.
‘Top Secret’ maps reveal the massive Allied effort behind D-Day is from National Geographic.
What happened during the Normandy landings? is from CNN.
Follow in the footsteps of WWII veterans in this online experience to honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Materials range from ticket stubs to sketches, military orders, diaries, photos & more https://t.co/gJhAMzEubP #DDay75 pic.twitter.com/BeO7wdqDUl
— Library of Congress (@librarycongress) June 6, 2019
D-Day Journeys is from the Library of Congress.
The American Battle Monuments Commission has tons of interactives related to both World War I and World War II.
The best ones are:
The new TED-Ed lesson and video is on “The secret student resistance to Hitler:”
Feedback, as always, is welcome.