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Wisconsin World War II Stories


Author: Victoria Zuleger Straughn

When the war in Europe ended in the spring of 1945, Americans were jubilant, but there was also an awareness that our soldiers would not necessarily come home. The war in the Pacific raged on, and victory there was still to come. The third video in the Wisconsin World War II Stories examines the Pacific Theater through the stories of sailors, pilots, medical personnel, and U.S. Marines who served there.

These lesson plans are designed to be used with Wisconsin World War II Stories: Part III: Pacific, a video series created by Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Historical Society, in association with the Wisconsin Dept. of Veterans Affairs. The lessons in this part of Wisconsin World War II Stories span interest areas and levels. They include geography, technology, and human interest studies, and draw upon a wide array of social studies skills. Information on the series can be found at:

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Entire WWII: Pacific Package of Materials (PDF, 1.7MB)
WWII: Pacific Lesson Plan Only (PDF, 84KB)
Selection from Signe Skott Cooper Journal (PDF, 414KB)
Photograph: Aerial View of a Part of the Ledo Road-Burma Road (PDF, 96KB)
Photograph: Opening the China Lifeline from Burma and India (PDF, 84KB)
Photograph: Howitzer Passes Junction of Ledo and Burma Roads at Mong Yu (PDF, 55KB)
Photograph: Sign at the China-Burma Border at Wanting, China (PDF, 72KB)
Photograph: Signe Skott Cooper (PDF, 62KB)
Signe Skott Cooper's Ration Card (PDF, 79KB)
Page from Signe Skott Cooper's Scrapbook about Patients (PDF, 91KB)
Signe Skott Cooper's Invitation to Webster/Germain Wedding (PDF, 59KB)
Webster/Germain Wedding Article (PDF, 109KB)
Photograph: Bernice Webster's Wedding (PDF, 68KB)
Page from Signe Skott Cooper's Scrapbook about Wedding (PDF, 65KB)
Signe Skott Cooper's Trip Schedule (PDF, 416KB)

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