The film “D-Day: Normandy 1944” guides students in a step-by-step journey through the Battle of Normandy, the largest military operation ever undertaken, highlighting who was involved, where, what happened, why, and how. Various educational materials have been designed to serve as a resource for educators and to enhance students’ experience of “D-Day: Normandy 1944” by proposing activities that can be done before going to the theater and after they have seen the film. The Educators’ Resource Guide provides a brief overview of what led to the Battle of Normandy – code-named Operation Overlord – and D-Day outlining the conflicting parties, the Allies’ lengthy preparation and logistics, their ingenious deception plan, intelligence work and sabotage actions, the necessary conditions for the landing on D-Day and the role of women during WWII.  It also highlights some of the technological progress that WWII drove in the areas of computer sciences, rocket science and aircraft technology.
 
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