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Sterling Elementary School
200 McKenzie Drive
Brunswick, GA 31523
Principal: Dr. Kelly Howe
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Unit 4:  World War II



SS5H6 The student will explain the reasons for America’s involvement in World War II.

a. Describe Germany’s aggression in Europe and Japan’s 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; include “Rosie the Riveter” and the Tuskegee Airmen.

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




Rebecca Hill, 5th Grade Teacher
Sterling Elementary
200 McKenzie Dr
Brunswick GA 31523
(912)279-1509 ext. 5532

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