Explore World history - WWII
Who were all the players in the second world war? Which countries comprised the Allies? Who were they fighting against? Have your students fill in a world map by color for the sides and indicate the month and year each country got involved to give them a visual of the extent of this war which affected the planet.
Explore strategy - WWII
While I might be inclined to reserve this for high school students and beyond, this Minute invites an investigation of the strategy involved in WWII. This article - for more mature students - details exactly how the “doodlebug” technology changed and, in all probability, lengthened the course of the war. Explore war strategies using the V-1 bomber as a case study.
Explore jet engines
How exactly does a jet engine work? Check out this video with your students (which mentions the doodlebug) to help your students understand the science and history behind the jet engine.
Explore ethics and technology
Use this Minute to explain and explore the responsibility that comes with a society's technological advancements. While scientific discoveries are generally things to be celebrated, sometimes technology is used with less than stellar intentions. Look at technological advancements that require ethical consideration.
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