DeBusk Enrichment Center for Academically Talented Students


Class Times:

  • Week 1 - Period 2 . . . . . 12:55 - 1:45 pm
  • Week 2 - Period 5 . . . . . 12:55 - 1:45 pm

​Class Overview:

If you have seen Saving Private Ryan you have an idea of what the soldiers experienced on D-Day. Now, find out about the strategy of planning a military landing on the scale of Operation Overlord, the code name for D-Day. During this class, we will be using a simulation to plan the D-Day attack. Students will become “experts” on a subject crucial for the D-Day plan and will work in groups to develop and submit invasion plans. Students will also learn about the logistics of D-Day and the impact of the invasion. We will view portions of Saving Private Ryan and other historical footage of the invasion. Parents will have to sign permission slip to allow students to see portions of Saving Private Ryan. Students who opt out of the movie will be given an alternative activity during that time period.

NOTE:Saving Private Ryan is rated "R"

Discipline: History