In studying World War II, students can think deeply about the theme of problem solving by looking at how unsure the United States was about entering the war and how long they took to do it. The Hippocrates quote, “To do nothing is also a good remedy,” can be used to present the idea that many Americans thought inaction was the best action. How do we know if taking action or not taking action is the right thing? What could go wrong in both situations? What could go right?
Level: Elementary Social Studies
Subject Area: American History