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WW2 Lesson Plan Student Journal: Germany

WW2 Lesson Plans

Germany 2 1938

The new orders have come in. Captain has given us a list of objectives to accomplish throughout the war.  This war, we are putting our foot down. We are NOT going to accept defeat. We will not be humiliated once more. In 1939, we have come up with an operation to take out the first territory of Poland. The battle should be easy. Almost too easy. We also plan to ally with Belgium and the Netherlands to try to gain access to France. If they do not choose to ally with us, then we will conquer them anyways. We need to take Frances resources and play our cards from their. Japan will be a huge help as well Italy. No one compares to the power of Germany. We will get revenge. 

Germany 2 1939

This was a very successful year with many Axis powers victories! The Third Reich starts off with invading Poland with an easy victory. Next we signed a non-aggression pack with the USSR. We also allied with Belgium and we took over the Netherlands.  In the process of all of this, we have gained many resources to boost our overall army rating. Our next plan in 1940 is to take Norway, Sweden, and Denmark to seize the resources that they have. Soon we will be able to invade France and take revenge on them for the Treaty Of Versailles. Japan has been doing exceptionally well in conquering Eastern countries. Hitler is predicting an attack soon from France and Great Britain, but they will be no match for the German army. Once we get the resources we need, no one can stop us.

Germany 2 1940

We suffered a crushing loss that was crucial to German success this year. Our orders were to sail up North with our strong Navy and take Norway and Sweden to get get the precious resources. But, on November 17th, The British Navy took us by surprise and completely wiped out all the Navy that we had. Ships were blown up, shrapnel spread across the Baltic Sea. Thousands of lives were lost in a crushing defeat. We had knew we had two options going forward if we were going to get those resources. We either had to get permission from Russia to be able to transport our troops through there land, but that would take till the end of the simulation, or our clever idea of making a secret alliance with Sweden to take some of the resources. It’s not all of them, but we took what we needed to fuel our army! Meanwhile, Japan has officially taken out China and Japan is making it’s way to the Americas. Japan and Rumania have also made some generous donations of resources to Germany for a great cause: Germany taking over the world. In 1941, we plan to take out France and take their resources. Nothing will stand in our way anymore. 

Germany 2 1941

Get me a beer! What a successful year for the powerful Nazis! We successfully took over two thirds of France and we plan on finishing them off. We got permission from Belgium to send troops through there land in order to invade France. France was fiercely outnumbered as we sent 5,500 troops past enemy lines in a quick battle. The French were weak, we need new competition! Competition that will be able to stand up to the power of Germany! Our next move is a good question. We plan to take the last region of France to gain the precious Iron resources. Although, the United States has officially entered the war. They are also drafting and becoming stronger by the thousands as we blink our eyes. Finally someone that may be able to stand up to the power of the Hitler and The Third Reich.  Japan still plans to attack East toward the United States, but it may be wise to hold back to see what they do. In year 1942, it’s about to go down!

Germany 2 1942

Well, you don’t win them all. We were able to finish taking France and fend of the powerful British Navy. We then transported all of our troops from Germany into Poland in an attempt to take the eastern region of Poland. We sent in many troops, but the Russian Army outnumbered us greatly. We almost won, but there was nothing left in the tank. In 1943 we plan to finish taking Poland and start working our way inland of Russia! Meanwhile Japan is planning to attack Eastern Russia with all of his troops possible. Japan has manifested an unlimited supply of resources and is going to use them to their advantage. The United States is planning something big. Rumor has it that the United States has begun manufacturing an atomic bomb. We are unsure of their progress. We are starting to spread ourselves pretty thin across Europe. Our troop supply is running low. With Russia joining the Allies, finishing this war will be tough, but with the power that we have, we can do this! If we can get inside of Russia, that will be big to close out this war. 

Germany 2 1943

The United States are starting to make some moves. They have started shuffling their navy and making their way over to Great Britain. I believe that they are going to make an attack on France with Great Britain. Our troops supply is extremely low on the western front. We have already begun heading East to officially take out the USSR. We successfully invaded Poland and we also took control of Belarus of the USSR. In 1944, we plan to continue invading East USSR in an attempt to take them out. We hope that we can meat in Central USSR with Japan to join forces because we predict that the United States are going to take France. Troops supply is vague and we won’t stand a chance no longer on the Western Front. 

Germany 2 1944

My predictions were right. The United States and Great Britain officially took back France. They are making their way East taking out everything in their way. Germany doesn’t have much troops left to spare so we are still making out way East as well to take out whatever we can from the USSR. I have a feeling the war is going to come to an end soon. I will only have to fight on the front lines a couple more times. We plan on splitting our troops in Belarus to take over Central USSR and Northern USSR. Japan plans to take over Siberia and Eastern USSR and take over Urals in the next upcoming year. We are going to try to make out way down to Southern USSR and Caucasus. Whatever happens, my wife should know that I love her. I will make it back. I promise. 

Germany 2 1945

The United States and Britain are destroying everything in their path. We continue retreating east conquering the USSR piece by piece. Japan has successfully taken Siberia and has taken over Urals. We have finally met our troops with Japan in Central USSR. The Allies continue to take over everything in the East. Including our own territory. Rumor has it that my home and my farms were burnt down to the ground. All my cattle and crops were destroyed. Those savages killed my dog Jack. Thankfully, my family has made it out of the country and is hiding in a cabin up next to the border of Denmark. A place that no body knows about.  Our troops and Japan’s troops are going to team up and take over Southern USSR for our last hoorah. We were able to capture it very easily, but we don’t have the numbers to take on the Allies. We need more troops, but I will die on this battle field knowing that I fought for the success for Germany. Even when our ruler stopped believing in us. Hitler has committed suicide and we are now left on our own. I will die on this battlefield for my family. 

WW3 Lesson Plan Student Journal: East Germany

WW3 Lesson Plan

East Germany Orientation Day:

Today we are discussing our plans with our allies. These are very important discussions and strategies being talked about that will affect the rest of this war. We must be very careful on what we decide because of the power some of these countries have ready to fire.  One single move can setoff an entire nuclear war that has the power to eventually end the whole human race. 

East Germany Day 1:

Today is the first day in the Cold War. We are communicating with our allies to talk about what plans we have, and what plans they have. We must think wisely as any move could change the world forever. The first move we have decided to make as a group is to invade Yugoslavia… It was a success! It is always great to get started on the right track with a victory. That is all of the moves that will be made for right now because we must be patient in this war. We are currently still in DEFCON 5 which is a little surprising. This just in, the Soviet Union is attacking Turkey, but with an armored division and not bombs. I think this is a wise decision because they can take them over without causing a nuclear war. I am a little concerned that they will use nuclear weapons to defend and that might trigger something big.. This just in… They have moved to DEFCON 3 and are using nuclear weapons to defend! This is huge, I knew this would happen. ALL of the Soviet Union’s troops were DESTROYED. They have just got themselves into a nuclear war my friends. NATO forces have iniated launch on warning. This makes me upset because I feel we should’ve done something before they ignited that. Now if we attack with nukes, they will attack back right away. 

THIS JUST IN.. we are now in DECON 1. This is huge and alerting news. 

East Germany Day 2: 

Tensions are extremely high right now. We are in DEFCON 1. The enemies are currently in launch on warning. I think it would be a smart move to put ourselves in launch on warning too. This just in, we have just turned on launch on warning. I think this is a very smart move for the Warsaw Pact. NATO has just moved to DEFCON 2. NATO has not made a move yet, they seem to be stalling. We are very nervous over here because we do not know if nuclear weapons will be used or not. Let’s hope for the best… We tried to invade Turkey and THEY used nuclear weapons!! That has officially p***** us off. We are going to an all out nuclear warfare. We have launched all of nukes… They have launched their nukes back! This is the end.. I love my country..

WWII Simulation Student Journal: Norway & Sweden

WWII Simulation Materials

1938

Norway- Norway’s involvement is little to zero. Norway is keeping to themselves and remain with their allies. Norway just needs to keep their territory and stay OUT of the war. 

Sweden- Sweden’s involvement is also little to none. They need to keep out of the war at ALL costs. Although Sweden had 18 iron and countries are gonna wanna take Sweden over to get those resources. But maybe making alliances will stop people from coming to attack me. And if someone was coming for me, I am just going to give them what they want. 

1939

Norway- Today Norway just sat to themselves and watched everyone. One thing Norway has to do is remain neutral to my powers. Also, just keeping my territory if I don’t intrude anybody and keep to my lonesome I would stay to myself. 

Sweden-Today Sweden stayed to itself. One thing Sweden has is to NOT go into war.Although Sweden is high on iron ore, and if a country wanted some iron I would have to give it to them to remain my powers. 

1940

Norway- Today Great Britain asked to make an alliance so I  have agreed, Hoping that if I get attacked that their navy will help me keep my county. So far throughout the day I am still retaining my country, and Hoping that no one comes for me.

Sweden- Today Great Britain asked to make an Alliance so I have agreed, hoping that they will help me keep my land and country. But hoping by the end of today I still have my country and my resources. Hoping that Great Britain and my Neutrals help me if needed.  Today Germany offered to make an Alliance with Sweden and I said Yes. If we have a secret alliance I can stay Neutral and He won’t attack me. Also, I gave Germany 5 Iron since I have 18 to begin with. Since I gave them Iron they wont attack and take me over. So now I have a secret alliance and wasn’t taken over. 

1941

Norway- Norway is staying out of the way again and obtaining my objectives which is to do nothing. And nobody is attacking me or trying to come after me so I am basically just chilling to myself hoping and crossing my fingers that nobody comes to take Norway over. If someone were to I would have no chance of saving myself. 

Sweden-Japan needed some help, and so I gave them 5 Iron just to remain Neutral with everyone because I don’t want any alliances coming to attack me when I don’t have anything to do to offend me. Also, Japan gave me One piece of Rubber, that they acquired from Burma, So Japan and Sweden are on great terms. 

1942

Norway- It was a boring day for Norway for we don’t ever do much. My fellow Neutrals, the USSR Turned Allied but we are staying civil and friends which is good because if they wanted to they could take me over. 

Sweden- It was also a boring day for Sweden as well, we are just sitting waiting for people to either attack or leave us alone.  I am glad no ones has came for us yet. If they did I don’t have any hope to save myself and there is almost no one that would help me, to keep my country. The only reason people would attack me would to get my Iron, if thats the reason I may be able to make an agreement with them and Give them some.

1943

Norway- Today I did the same thing I have been doing for a couple days. My strategy here is to lay low and pretend I’m not here. Hoping that if the people forget I’m here then they will forget to come for me. 

Sweden Today I did the same thing again. I am hoping that people forget I’m here so they don’t come for me. If people forget that I’m here then hopefully they wont come for me and I will be able to fulfill my objective all the way.

1944-

Norway-Things are looking good for Norway, as to nobody has came to attack me or take anything from me. The Allied powers and I have an alliance and They are  taking over the surrounding Axis powered countries. Which is good for me who is neutral and very vulnerable. As long as people don’t cross the water or come through the USSR I should be good. 

Sweden- Things are looking good for Sweden and nobody is coming for me yet. As long as nobody comes for me I should be set and safe. There is one day of this war left, tomorrow, and if nobody comes for me I will have all my objectives and I wouldn’t have went into war. Which I can not do and I will be neutral. I am hopefully, fingers crossed, all set for the end of this war. 

1955-

Norway- Well it is the last say of the war and I made it through without being taken over. I stayed neutral and had a few alliances along the way which I believe helped me tremendously into not being taken over. I stayed out of the war drama and stayed my own country. I didn’t gather the resources I needed though, but there was nobody I would have been able to attain those from. I am glad no one came for me, So my objectives for this war were a success. I remained neutral and I kept my land. It was a successful war for Norway. Although looking at the maps, the whole map changed in just a short day. The USSR was shortly taken over by Japan and the Axis powers, which made me a little weary because if they took over  Finland then they could have taken over Sweden and then eventually Norway, because Norway had little to no troops so I would have been taken over the last day which would have been unfortunate. 

Sweden- Well, as it was the last day of the war I successfully stayed neutral and as my own country and I avoided war at every cost possible. Earlier on in the war Germany was planning on attacking me for my Iron but I figured if I could just give them the Iron they hopefully wouldn’t have attacked me, which they didn’t So I successfully kept to myself. Although the Axis powers were slowly taking over the USSR, and I was a little worried they would take over Finland as well, and then Sweden, but thankfully they didn’t. All in all, I stayed out of the war and stayed my own country with little to no obstacles. 

Cold War Simulation Student Journal: Italy

Cold War Simulation

Italy 1 Orientation day 

It’s to early to know what anyone will do but knowing the Soviet Union, I think they’ll go “crazy”. I believe that the leader of the Soviet Union will get power happy and lead the Warsaw Pact into defeat. I think this because the Soviet Union decides what happens and when it happens, for the Warsaw Pact as a whole, and I think they will just throw bomb after bombs. 

As Italy, we don’t have much to rely on but The NATO as a whole. We need to come together and work as a whole to make sure all of our countries stay alive and defend off the Warsaw Pact. We don’t have much to use to defend our country,  but I believe if we help out our fellow countries and provide the help then they will repay the favor. 

Italy 1 Day 2 (First Day of War)

Once again the Soviets are coming hard by attacking right away and taking over big countries for the NATO’s. The Soviets have attacked Turkey and taken over the whole country which is a big loss to us. As of right now, we know that the Warsaw Pact is pushing towards us hard and moving all their troops closer and closer to us. We’ve decided that we needed to prepare and so we moved our troops closer to them. 

Everything is turning out rough for us as of right now because the Soviets have already started launching bombs. So far, they’ve taken out all our troops that were in West Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. It was a major loss of troops but we’re not giving up yet. We’ve countered with an attack of our own and we bombed them in West Germany and took out a heavy amount of Soviets. 

Italy 1 Day 3

We’re assuming that the Soviets are going to launch a nuclear attack on us and we’re ready to fire back. We decided to get ‘launch on command’ ready in the case that the Soviets do launch nuclear missiles. If they go through, then a big portion of the world could be at stake and everything could be demolished and wiped out. 

We were right, the Soviets are launching nuclear missiles at us and we don’t have much time to react. We’ve launched ours as soon as we found out that they launched theirs and now the whole world is in trouble. These nuclear missiles will wipe everything out and cause mass destruction to everyone and everything. Seek shelter and try to hide away from the nuclear backlash because we’ve officially gone into nuclear war!

Second World War Activity Student Journal: United States

Second World War Activity

Period 2 

United States, 1938 

Journal #1

We have a surplus of natural resources and we are planning on suppling Great Britain with anything they need, so they are able to be successful. The only thing that we don’t have is rubber. If the opportunity presents itself we will obtain that. In addition to that, we have a very strong army rating and our strong military will be able to defeat anyone wanting to attack. We are hoping to stay neutral until we are attacked so we don’t create more conflict. Our goal isn’t to cause trouble or cause anger, we are hoping to create peace. We will try our best to defeat the Axis powers, but will not engage in any fighting unless it is absolutely necessary. We are willing to make alliances with our allies, but that doesn’t ensure their safety. Our main goal is to supply and help in the way, so we don’t have to use our military. We are very fortunate to have all of those resources. 

United States, 1939 

Journal #2 

The war has started and Germany is trying to take over all of Europe. They had invaded and taken Poland and is not stopping. The soviet union has asked us to make an alliance with them, but we want to see what happens. We are nervous about Japan and what their plans are with the United States. Since the soviet Union and Japan had made an alliance, we want to wait just incase they want to screw us over. In addition to that, we decided to be helpful and provide France and Great Britain with natural resources. One of our objectives is to transfer resources, so we are planning on making that happen. We know that Germany will go after France and try to take it over, so we are planning on doing everything we can to help them without using our military.  

United States, 1940 

Journal #3

This year we were finally brought into the war and we couldn’t be happier. At the beginning of the year we decided to aid China with natural resources because we have a surplus, and they were struggling to fight Japan. Japan has been a pain in the butt lately, but we finally get to show them who’s boss. They had attacked and acquired Hawaii, however we were expecting that and now we can crush them. Our military rating was at a 9 and since we were attacked it is now at a 13. This change has made us the most powerful army in the world. We now even have a better military then Germany. We are ready to defeat the axis powers, and are also ready for anything that is thrown our way. Next year we are hoping to stop Germany from invading France because we are now officially apart of the axis powers.  

United States, 1941

Journal #4

This was a big year for the Allies, and by big year I mean it was not a good one. Most of France was taken over by Germany and even with our amazing army we could not stop it. Now there is only one part of France left, and there is nothing we can do at this point. We can supply them with anything they need, but other then that they are on their own. In addition to that, we are just trying to keep Japan and Germany away from the Western United States, so we don’t lose any of our original territory. At this point we still have all of our resources, except rubber but that is not on the list of things to do right now. We need to focus on keeping and defending our land because Germany is not stopping and pretty soon they are going to have all of France. Unfortunately, we will not be able to liberate all of Europe. However, we have done what we could and we hope nothing like this happens again in the years to come. 

Unites States, 1942 

Journal #5

Hmm where do I start. Well France was taken over by Italy and unfortunately we couldn’t do anything to help. We are still meeting all of our objectives, but it would have been nice to keep that land. Good news though, the Soviet Union decided to join the Allies. Which means that Germany is surrounded on one side and are army rating with help conquer and defeat. With this news we decided to move our navy closer to the Western United States and we are hoping that this helps us defend. We are still in search for rubber, but that is not at the top of our priority list. We are also planning on staying neutral until attacked or if we need to help another country. In addition to that, since our army has proven to be very strong, we are starting to make Germany and Japan a little nervous. That however was the goal and we are glad they are starting to calm down. 

United States, 1943

Journal #6 

We haven’t been able to do much war because we are trying to move our troops into France. We have done a lot of moving and hopefully next year we will be able to take France back. France will not be able to mobilize, but we will be able to liberate them. We are also planning on taking Germany as the war goes on and hopefully stopping Japan for acquiring land. They have stayed pretty quiet so far, but I am guessing that that will not last. 

United States, 1944

Journal #7 

This year we were able to do some liberating. We were planning on taking France last year, but we weren’t able to because we ran out of time. We were finally able to take it back and we also took Germany. The German army is limited and they will not be able to do anything else. They don’t have the military strength to gain anymore territory. Now, we just have to worry about Japan and their plans. However, with the help of Great Britain, we have the strength to defeat them. After we stop them we are planning on taking back Alaska because we want to keep our original territory. Being the United States, we are prepared for anything, and are excited to see the Axis powers fall. 

United States, 1945 

Journal #7 

This year was another eventful year for us. We had the chance to do more liberating of Europe which is working in favor of us because that is one of our objectives. With the help of Great Britain we were able to take Poland back from Germany and the Axis powers. The Axis powers however, have taken a lot of the Soviet Union. We were planning on not letting Japan take anymore territory and hopefully help the Allies retain their territory. However, the simulation has ended. Overall, we have completed most of our objectives and have been successful in liberating Europe. We feels as though we did everything we could to help the Allies. 

Nuclear War Lesson Plan Student Journal: Great Britain

Nuclear War Lesson Plan

Great Britain 2 Orientation Day

We have a plan to wait for an attack to be forced onto our country and to retaliate if we have to. East Germany is our first target, as it is an entry way to wipe out USSR troops and to invade the surrounding countries as well. But we also have to watch out for the 3,000+ troops in the USSR that could be used to repel us and they could also move towards West Germany too. Right now we just wait for the first move to figure a plan and see what patterns we can theorize and formulate and assume where it will lead.

Great Britain 2 Day 1

USSR has taken Turkey, so we assume that they will make their way to the west and wipe out the countries around East Germany to relieve the pressure. And if they do do that, then we will have to combine our forces in West Germany and hold a front there. We could also try to use our subs and move them toward us so we could use the nukes on them to apply pressure. But they could also do the same and we wouldn’t have any way of taking out their subs. We don’t have enough troops to fend off 2,000 men in the USSR. So we might need help from independent countries. West Germany was nuked and we lost all our troops there. We can’t rely on troops now, and must rely on our tactical nuclear weapons. 

Great Britain 2 Day 2

We activated “Launch On Warning” and the tension in the air is heavy. We don’t know who’s going to launch their nuclear weapons first and it’s only a matter of time before someone does use them. The USSR has declared Defcon 1 and we did the same in response. If they launch the nukes, we will fire too. But there’s a high chance that no one will make it out alive. All countries will most likely be hit and that will be the end of this war. The USSR has launched their weapons and we launched ours in return. When it was finished, every country was decimated and left our countries in ruin. 

World War 2 Lesson Plan Student Journals: Germany

Start day Today we talked about the strength of our troops and why this simulation is different from the ww1 simulation. Now we need oil, rubber, and iron, so we got to attack places that have material so thats our first strategy is trying to get material for war. If we don’t have have the right stuff for our troops, will stay weak, but the more material the stronger we are. My thought process right now is  for people I’m acquired with to get resources for our team so we have better chance of winning. The one mistake we made last simulation was that we didn’t put Germany ships around the U.S.A so France and Britain were bringing in troops and destroying us, Germany and A.H.  

Germany 1 1939- Were starting to plan an attack on Poland. Japan is now starting to attack the Indies because of the resources. We exchanged resources so we can more advance. So far we won both wars for Nazi and Japan and we got a lot of rubber. We signed an alliance with the soviet union so we can keep peace with each other. My thoughts about the whole resource thing is pretty good, especially sharing and getting the best we can for war.  I don’t think signing alliances is all to good, unless its a bigger army, but in this case we are the strongest country but we are stuck in the middle of 3 big countries. I just hope France, Great Britian, and Solviet Union don’t attack all at once even though Germany would have the way stronger army we could suffer major losses. I just hope countries are scared to try to take over the Germany

Germany 2 1940- Japan just took out SC China and it is like a cake wake going threw china. Japan troops have a rank of a good 9. They are basically unstoppable  At this point were taking the map and basically painting it yellow. Japan just got defeated by Serbian troops helping China. Italy tried attacking French North Africa but we didn’t put enough troops in there to over come the troops they put in. So 2 defeats so far.  We also attacked NC China and Japan was victories. The USSR tried attacking Finland but Finland manage to somehow win surprising. People are basically really annoyed with us and people are getting irrupted with there group. Someone actually left there group and came over by us. ‘Sweden’. I think Spencer is really getting in there head about how powerful we are but we really haven’t attacked anyone. 

Germany 3 1941- We started an attack on Finland and Russia put 2500 and we put in 250. Holy cow did kill but in the long run they won us. We took them all the way down to 891 so that is really good on our side. I feel like everyone is getting irrated with our good troops and our annoying mouths. Now were attacking Poland and the other side seems to be giving up slowly. Now were going for Lithuania and everything is going out like a hot knife going threw butter. Now Japan is going threw Buma-GB and we just won. Everything is going with ease and now I want to go for U.S.A because overall they take us all in the long run. If we take them now they can’t help. Plus they got so much materials. Germany is now attacking Belgium for transportation for France. We won Belgium. We won again. We lost a thousand troops but we took out a lot of France and Great Britain Troops. The Eastern USSR attacked Japan. Manchukuo and we won. But we took major losses.

Germany 4 1942 So today we really made Norway mad because they allied with us and we had to attack Norway. The person who had Norway freaked out on us but oh well. She was able to get Russia to help her out but were gonna kill them one way or another. So at this point Japan took out China cause Japan troops are so strong. The U.S.A is gonna be big play later in this simulation because they are gonna kill Japan easily

Germany 5 1943 Today Japan took Serbia to begin with. Now Germany and a few other allied troops with us are taking Ukraine. We took Ukraine and now were trying to move threw the USSR. Japan just now attacked the Philippines and we over took them. The weird thing is that they are starting to get hard and our troops seem to be weaker. At this point we taking over Russia because they have zero troops so were just sweeping.

Germany 6 1944 Today a lot of stuff went down. A lot. The allied sides are going crazy. It started out with the USA taking a part of Japan then bam. Germany and Italy is making them suffer because of it. Russia really sucks, I feel bad for the guy operating it because all he did was lose, lose, lose. We are pushing, so get out of the way. Tomorrow is a big day. Like a really a big day. We taking France I think. The people from France are begging Italy not to take them because they need there objectives done. But I hope Italy gets threw that so we can take them. I wanna push straight threw them. The USA can’t really do anything because most of there U boats are sunk cause of Japan so they are really suppressed. Tomorrow sh!t is going down.

Germany 7 1945 So today is the last day and wow. We were about to attack France but then they attacked Belgium so we had the defending bonus. Big upset but Germany still pulled threw for the victory and now were attack France. Today was the finish. Our map wasn’t suppose to look like the way it looks now. The whole map should be red but its yellow. If they had more time they could possibly send more of USA troops and eventually take over but they couldn’t. We stalled near the end so they couldn’t take back any of France. We moped threw people and it was so easy. Im so glad Italy stood by our side for the finish because they’re the role changer in the game. If it weren’t for them we would of lost. But we mopped floors today. We mopped floors.

World War III Lesson Plan Student Journal: China

World War III Lesson Plan

Period 1 – China 

Orientation Day 

Today we talked about how the simulation is going to work. This simulation sounds like it could intense very quickly if one person makes the wrong move and makes other countries either nervous or mad. I looked at my objectives today and some of them look a little hard to do. Spencer is the Soviet Union and I have to make friends with them and Spencer makes things hard. Elizabeth is the United States so that should be an easier conversation that the one with Spencer. My plan is to talk to Liz and make friends with the United States and then talk to Spencer and make friends with the Soviet Union. The only hard thing that I have to do is talk the United States and the Soviet Union into having them let me use their nuclear weapons. That will be hard because they are both going to be protective of their weapons and use them wisely. 

Day 1: 

Today was the first official day of the simulation. There hasn’t been much going on. My objectives are tough but I have done 2 of them already. I just need to convince the United States and Soviet Union to let them let me use their nuclear weapons. The Soviet Union just launched a nuclear attack on the United States, Luxembourg, West Germany, Great Britain, and 2 other countries. They are shocked and are trying to get back at Spencer. I just had talked to the Soviet Union in the hallway and asked him for the use of his nuclear weapons to help me develop my own weapons. I then need to talk to the United States and make an alliance with them to help me get power. I sent a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union and won. I did that with the United States. Now I have a feeling that Spencer is going to go for me and only me tomorrow and I will have nothing left after tomorrow. But that is okay because I have done all of my objectives so I will receive all of my points. This simulation is kind of fun because you get to play people and make them give you things and then 10 seconds later you can send a nuclear strike and bomb their country. 

Day 2:

Today I believe is the day that I will no longer have anything left in my country because the Soviet Union is going to kill me. I used him to get my nuclear weapons and now he is coming after me. He sent a huge nuclear attack on NATO and killed everything and everyone. The simulation was over within a matter of seconds today. The entire map was filled with red circles after that happened. Everyone was glad that it was over because there was a lot of tension in the room between Spencer and everyone else. 

World War II Simulation Student Journal: Hungary, Rumania & Bulgaria

World War II Simulation

Rumania 1 1939

This is the start of something big. Bigger than what we could have imagined. I sure hope this is not a repeat of the First Great War. I hope this one is done with quicker. We have more technology and I have powerful allies. 

Bulgaria 1 1939

I am thinking about allying with the Axis. They are very powerful with Germany at the center and Japan and Italy behind them. It seems like the smart move. I will let this play out for a while before I make my decision. 

Hungary 1 1939

I lost so much territory after the Great War. The West has made no effort to help me in regaining any of it. The Axis has made me offer that I need to think about before I make my decision.

Rumania 1 1940

I donated some of my oil to Germany and Japan. I must support them if I want any help from the in the future. I will fully support them until the end. No matter the outcome. 

Bulgaria 1 1940

I have not made my decision yet. I have been weighing my options and looking at the pros and cons carefully. I want to make the best decision I can for my people. I shall make my final decision soon.

Hungary 1 1940

Germany has made me a promising offer. I like the sound of it a lot. They would help me regain some of my lost territory if I assist them in the war. I am almost certain of my decision. I shall not announce it yet. I will wait just a bit longer.

Rumania 1 1941

I have received help from Bulgaria, Hungary, and Germany to take Ukraine. It is a large chunk of land and I have hold of it, it has weakened the USSR. My country is now safe from attack by the Allies. I am surrounded by my own allies. 

Bulgaria 1 1941

I have made my final decision to join the Axis powers. My first act as part of the Axis is to help Rumania take over Ukraine. It was a successful attack and I have gained the trust of Rumania. Hopefully I can receive some resources from them. It would help tremendously. 

Hungary 1 1941

I announced my alliance to the Axis powers. They have offered to help me regain my territory that had been lost after the Great War. I trust that they will help me when I call for it. I had helped Rumania take Ukraine and I have gained their trust. I will need them to support me in the future.

Rumania 1 1942

After taking Ukraine, Germany has been helping me push further into the USSR. I have been assisting them as they help me simultaneously. Our goal is to wipe them out so they can do no damage to us. Japan has been dealing with them in the East. We are pinching them from the west. They cannot receive help from their allies.

Bulgaria 1 1942

The troops I sent to help with the taking of Ukraine have been pushing northeast with Germany’s troops to wipe out the USSR. I have received word that once they are gone, we will be pushing back west towards France. 

Hungary 1 1942

My troops are helping Germany greatly. They are following Germany into the USSR and offering more fresh troops to fight when needed. I have more troops here to send west when we head towards France.

Rumania 1 1943

I have sent the rest of my troops west into Italy. The plan is to take out France and then Great Britain. If we take out France, then we have all the land. Great Britain will be tough to take with their tough navy. Germany will have to deal with that themselves. I am only able to help on land. I am ready for what lies ahead.

Bulgaria 1 1943

I have sent word to my troops in the USSR to start heading back west towards France. Germany has requested that we assist them in the taking of France. I am ready to help them in any way possible. 

Hungary 1 1943

Germany has sent me word of the plans that lie ahead. I plan to keep my troops in the USSR are for now and send what I have at my disposal west. Germany has made me a great offer and I would like to honor it by helping them when I can. 

Rumania 1 1944

The USSR has been completely wiped out. Our troops are spread but I have moved whats left into Italy. Our next step is to take France. It will be a great achievement if we are able to take it. 

Bulgaria 1 1944

My troops and resting and resupplying in Italy along with Rumania. Our next big plan is to eliminate France and Great Britain. I am sure Hungary will be on the way to help us all as well. 

Hungary 1 1944

My troops have arrived in Italy and are resupplying. Rumania and Bulgaria have also placed troops here. We have many troops stationed in Italy ready to go for France. Germany also has troops in Belgium ready to attack. 

Rumania 1 1945

We have attempted to attack France. Germany had attacked them from Belgium and had failed. It is up to our armies to take a part of France and push in from there. We have obtained a small portion and have pushed north towards Belgium. We took 2 parts of France. The last attempt had been a failure. 

Bulgaria 1 1945

My troops, along with Germany, Italy, and Hungary, had failed to take part of France. Rumania and other groups of German and Italian troops had been successful. We might have failed on our side, But they will be able to push our way and maybe take over the last part of France.

Hungary 1 1945

My troops had failed me. Our armies were unsuccessful in taking our part of France. Rumania, the Germans, and Italy had been successful on their part. They need to push west to take the rest of France.  This war has been successful for the Axis. I hope to regain my lost territory when the war is over. 

Nuclear War Simulation Student Journal: Cuba

Nuclear War Simulation

Dear Journal,

The Soviet Union and I have come to a consensus. We both do not want to start nuclear war, however, he wishes to take over all of Europe.  Because I do not which to start a nuclear war, I will make it known. Knowing how the United States is, they will not fire unless fired upon. I hope that my fellow Soviet Union ally will not take things to far and make America think that we’re trying to make nuclear war. 

All I can say is that I’m not ready for a nuclear war and the devastation that it brings—like it did in Japan. However, after my past with America—could they want war, or to attack me? Dare the United States be so daring as to attack me? I’ll have to ask the Soviet Union to bring me medium nuclear warfare. 

Sincerely yours,

Castro

Dear Journal,

Tensions all day have been running high, and everyone is on alert. My ally has given China nuclear warfare, and China had betrayed them by attacking them! Who knew the tides could turn so quickly?! What should I make out of everything??? I mean I knew that Stalin would attack harshly, but for the Nato to turn China against him? 

And as if things can get any worse—and Nato can’t be any more heartless! Nato has reached Defcon Two and are ready to strike their nuclear weaponry. What do I DO? What if they attack me! I mean they’ve done it in the past—I bet they just want to attack! Well, America, I’m going to get nukes from the Soviet Union! Yes, you bomb me, I bomb you!

Sincerely yours,

Castro

Dear Journal, 

I’ve convinced the Soviet Union to give me nukes. However, before he gave me the nukes he had the decency to tell me to nuke America! AS IF! I wanted to have the nukes for protection…not to start war… My objective was not to invade the U.S. but to keep it from happening. However, I wanted the nukes to retaliate just in case they nuked me because of the launch on warning! How could the Soviet Union try to corrupt everything like this…

Of course, I’m here…writing my last letter, thirty minuets before all the bombs land all over. How can the Soviet Union go against what they said! They wanted Europe—not to nuke the whole earth and bring destruction to it! How could they go against everything they’ve said! …Alas, I hope that I have done enough and that death will come quick—for I don’t want to walk the earth one foot in the grave and the other on the grounds of the  earth…

Sincerely yours,

Castro