Innovations and Technology During WWII

This Storyboard That activity is part of the lesson plans for World War II: An Introduction


World War II Technology and Innovations: The M4 Sherman Tank

Example



Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)



Activity Overview


World War II saw tons of technology and innovation, further establishing the modes of modern warfare. Students will create a spider map that examines technology or an innovation that was created or used extensively during World War II. Students should choose one piece of technology or innovation to research and then use three cells to answer the following three questions. When students are completed with their work, the class can collaborate among their peers to share their work.


  1. Who invented the technology?
  2. How was the technology used in the war?
  3. Who used the technology during the war?

Possible WWII Technology or Innovations

  • New Media Outlets
  • Radar
  • Tanks (T-34/Panzer/Sherman)
  • Aircraft Innovations
  • Ballistic Missiles
  • Medicinal Advancements
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Weapon Improvements
  • Naval Improvements and Weaponry

Extended Activity

Students will explore the concept of “Theoretical History”. The central question to explore for this activity is, “What if this technology or innovation wasn’t invented during World War II?” Students can research the impact of their technology and create a storyboard that represents how the war and world would have changed without the technology being invented.


Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)



Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", change the description of the assignment in your Dashboard.)



Student Instructions

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the center of the spider map, identify the innovation or technology.
  3. In each cell, answer the questions "Who invented it?", "How was it used during the war?" and "Who used it during the war?"
  4. Create an illustration for each answer, using appropriate scenes, characters, items, or photos from Photos for Class.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.
3 Cell Spider Map

Template


Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)




More Storyboard That Activities for

World War II: An Introduction








Use This Assignment With My Students

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)





Image Attributions


Pricing




Help Share Storyboard That!

Looking for More?

Check out the rest of our Lesson Plans!


View All Teacher Resources


Our Posters on ZazzleOur Lessons on Teachers Pay Teachers

Clever Logo Google Classroom Logo Student Privacy Pledge signatory
Start My Free Trial
Explore Our Articles and Examples

Business Resources

All Business ArticlesBusiness Templates

Film Resources

Film ResourcesVideo Marketing

Illustrated Guides

BusinessEducation
Try Our Other Websites!

Photos for Class   •   Quick Rubric   •   abcBABYart   •   Storyboard That's TpT Store