US Marine Corp monument depicting the raising of the US flag over Iwo Jima

Lesson Plan for Teaching:

A Marine’s Marine, The Story of Sergeant Michael Strank


Subjects:  American History (Unit on World War II), Local History (Cambria/Somerset Counties, PA)

Recommended for Grades:   7, 8 and/or 9

Allotted Time: Three class sessions of 40 minutes each, with additional time required for Thank You Sergeant Strank Tribute Project

Lesson Goals and Objectives:

  • Students will be able to analyze the importance of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima photograph and describe the overarching effects of that famous image.