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Bullets, Kimshee, and the Land of the Rising Sun! or North East Asia Gets Burned: Tojo Loses his Mojo. So Far from the Bamboo Grove: In Search of the Holy Rail

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An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on the impact of World War II on the societies of the Pacific Rim The goal of this unit of study is to encourage learners to make affective connections to the reality of World War II through eyes of children of war fighting to stay alive as their nation fights for the freedom of men. This unit lends itself to a careful analysis of how the everyday lives of people can be affected drastically by the political climate of a nation. In the 1940s World War II served as a catalyst of change for many families because of the quick decisions that had to be made to ensure their survival. While those decisions impacted families geographically, economically, culturally, and politically it also brought forth many technological innovations globally through adaptive technology.