#CelebrateWithDE – D-Day

Mark D-Day on June 6, by remembering what was a stake and what was at risk. The largest amphibious military operation in history at the time Operation Overlord (also known as D-Day) invaded German-occupied Normandy on June 6, 1944. Commemorate the somber occasion with resources that include a video review of the mission and original audio of President Roosevelt offering a prayer that details the challenges and risks faced by service members.


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Content Collection: D-Day
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook, Social Studies Techbook, and Math Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Rsources

Steel yourself to experience D-Day, the Allied invasion of German-occupied France across the English Channel on June 6, 1944.


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World War II
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook
Grades 3-5, Video Segment

Evaluates the leaders of the Axis and Allied Powers that entered World War II. The segment describes the conditions of the war and names the nations that fought against each other.
 
Normandy beach after landing on June 6, 1944
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Image

The scene of the largest amphibious operation in the history of warfare at the time. Almost half a million men and their equipment were transported by 4,000 vessels in 11 days.
 
D-Day: “Operation Overlord”
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

On Tuesday, 6 June 1944, U.S. troops landed on the Normandy beaches to fight with the Allied soldiers.
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt D-Day Prayer June 6. 1944
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Audio

President Franklin D. Roosevelt utters a national prayer on June 6, 1944, seeking steadfastness, perseverance, and faith for the fighting forces. Includes speech guide and transcript.


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Use the strategy Eye Spy (Canadian Version) from our Spotlight on Strategies series to encourage your students to study the image “Normandy beach after landing on June 6, 1944.” Try having them complete their repeated visits to the image before and after looking at and listening to the other media we’ve highlighted. Post the details students found most surprising or interesting on social media using #CelebrateWithDE!


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