Social Studies (NYS K-12 Framework Common Core)
Intermediate, Commencement, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
This video, from History.com's archives, focuses on how African American's served in WWII and how it helped the Civil Rights movement.
Blacks in the Military
SS.8.6 WORLD WAR II: The aggression of the Axis powers threatened United States security and led to its entry into World War II. The nature and consequences of warfare during World War II transformed the United States and the global community. The damage from total warfare and atrocities such as the Holocaust led to a call for international efforts to protect human rights and prevent future wars.
SS.8.6.b.1 Students will examine American involvement in World War II including the American strategy in the Pacific and the invasion of Normandy on D-Day.
SS.8.6.b.2 Students will examine the role of the Tuskegee Airmen within the segregated military during World War II.
SS.E.1 Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.
SS.E.1.1 The study of New York State and United States history requires an analysis of the development of American culture, its diversity and multicultural context, and the ways people are unified by many values, practices, and traditions.