WWII North Africa Campaign Lesson

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Learning objectives

In this lesson, students will delve into the strategic importance of the North African campaign during World War II, exploring the pivotal battles, key figures like Rommel and Montgomery, and the broader implications for the global conflict. Through an examination of events from Italy's initial ambitions to the culmination of Operation Torch, learners will gain insights into how desert warfare shaped the trajectory of the war. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research, and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading

Step 1: Download the reading questions worksheet below:

North Africa Reading Questions.docx
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Step 2: Answer the questions while reading the webpage below:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of the research worksheet and use the internet to complete the tables.

North Africa Research Worksheet.docx
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Option 3: Watch video

Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet:

North African Campaign Viewing Questions
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by watching the documentary below:

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Extension activities

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