World War II

The essays in this section have been written by leading scholars of American history. They provide additional depth on events and ideas referred to in the introductory essay and, in some cases, different interpretations by historians looking at the same events. These essays are particularly useful as informational texts to introduce your students to one of the most exciting aspects of studying history—understanding the past from a variety of perspectives.

Omaha Beach, France, by Joseph Gary Sheahan, 1944. (US Army)

D-Day or Operation Overlord, June 6, 1944

Author: Anthony Beevor, Antony Beevor Curriculum Subjects: World History Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+