Lesson Title: WWII German Submarine Warfare: U-505
The lesson centers on the only German U-boat ever to be captured by the United States during WWII.
Established Goals (Learning Objectives)
Students will understand the significance of submarine warfare during WWII and the importance of the capturing of the U-505.
1 block lesson
Understandings (Background Knowledge)
Students should have an understanding of the causes of WWII and the events in the early years of the world.
Essential Questions (Engaging Question)
How was the capture of a German U-boat during WWII crucial to winning the war?
Learning Activities (Procedure)
Have students create a KWL chart writing down what they Know about submarine warfare during WWII, and What they would like to know.
Pass out student note taking guides.
Have students access the website and complete the Learning Module entitled WWII Submarine Warfare: U-505.
If there is time, have students navigate the site for The Museum of Science and Industry.
Have students complete their “L” portion of their KWL chart.
Differentiated Instructional Strategies (Learning Advice)
Completion of the KWL chart.
Review students notes.