Lesson Plan

When the Tigers Broke Free-The Battle of Anzio

The Most Important Forgotten WWII Battle
Michael G.
Classroom teacher
Bayshore Middle School
Leonardo, NJ
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My Grades 6, 8
My Subjects Social Studies
Objectives

Students will be able to...

  • Assess the Battle of Anzio as a key moment in the Allied invasion of Europe
  • Evaluate the lyrics of "When the Tigers Broke Free" by Pink Floyd as a personal story of the Battle of Anzio
  • ​Compare the song lyrics to a newspaper interview of an American veteran from the Battle of Anzio
  • ​Create a list of questions from the article and song using the Poster Activity from Notice and Note Nonfiction
  • Write and publish an original authored question response
Subjects
Social Studies
Grades 8 - 11
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Activity: Conversing

Do Now: Analyze this Quote:

"Normandy would have been a failure if it wasn't for Anzio."

Student Instructions

Analyze the do now and discuss with your group what it means. Share out to class

2 Guided Practice

1) Review presentation of the Battle of Anzio made on Google Slides. Students may take notes in the "comment" section.

2) Listen to and read the lyrics to "When the Tigers Broke Free." In your groups, analyze the song (music and lyrics).

3) Read article interview of American veteran from Anzio and utilize the Notice and Note Poster Activity. Share out questions that students developed.

Student Instructions

1) Review presentation of the Battle of Anzio made on Google Slides. Students may take notes in the "comment" section.

2) Listen to and read the lyrics to "When the Tigers Broke Free." In your groups, analyze the song (music and lyrics).

3) Read article interview of American veteran from Anzio and utilize the Notice and Note Poster Activity. Share out questions that students developed.

3 Independent Practice

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Write an OEQ chosen from the Notice and Note list. 

Student Instructions

Write an OEQ chosen from the Notice and Note list. 

4 Wrap Up

Students will write a summary of the days lesson and prompting questions for the next class about D-Day.

Student Instructions

Write a summary of the days lesson and create a question about our next class, D-Day.