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Martin Nelson

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Transcript of WWII

World War II
Essential Questions

What events and political decisions pushed Europe towards war in the years leading up 1939?

What effect did militarism and aggressive geopolitical decisions have on the country of Japan?

What events ended the United States isolationist policies during WWII?

How does the concept of genocide relate to the holocaust?

What events, and or major military actions, ended the war in the in Europe and the Pacific?

What were the social, economic, and political costs associated with WWII?

Day 1
Learning Target: Students will understand the key events during the first two years of WWII.
Non-Aggression Pact - Agreement that says countries will not attack or invade one another

Blitzkrieg – Warfare in which surprise air attacks are followed by massive attacks on land.

Winston Churchill – Leader of Britain

Battle of Britain – Battle of British and German air forces fought over Britain during 1940-1941

Atlantic Charter – Declaration of principles issued by Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt in August 1941.
Day 2
WWII images - Identifying Themes

Isoroku Yamamoto – Japanese admiral who decided that the U.S. fleet in Hawaii had to be destroyed.

Pearl Harbor - Navy base in Hawaii attacked by the Japanese

Battle of Midway – Sea and air battle in which American forces defeated the Japanese at Midway island

Douglas MacArthur – U.S. general who commanded Allied forces in the Pacific.

Battle of Guadalcanal – Six month battle on the island of Guadalcanal in which Americans and the Australian troops defeated the Japanese.
Day 3


Dwight D. Eisenhower – American General who helped drive the Germans out of Africa.

Battle of Stalingrad – Battle during which the Red Army forced the Germans out of Stalingrad.

D-Day – Huge Allied invasion mounted to retake France from the Germans.

Battle of the Bulge – Final large scale attack by German troops that was forced back by the Allies

Kamikaze – Japanese suicide pilots.
Battle of the Bulge
Days 5 & 6
- Band of Brothers
- Free Response

Describe the differences and similarities between two theaters of war. Use the visuals and story lines from our two films to support your answer.
D - Day
Day 4

Learning Target: Students will understand the varying factors that went into the creation and the release of the atom bomb.
Day 6

Students will understand economic, social, and
political effects of WWII.

- Test Tomorrow
- Review 16.5
- Review (Quizlet Live)
Day 7

Learning Target: Students will understand the global impact of WWII.

Aryans - Germanic peoples

Holocaust - Systematic mass killing of Jews and other groups considered inferior by Nazis

Ghettos - Neighborhoods in which European Jews were forced to live

Final Solution - Hitler's plan to kill as many Jews as possible

Genocide - Systematic killing of an entire people
Howard Etling's letter regarding the Jewish
situation in Europe.

Highlight three sentences that address the following:

- seriousness of the situation
- specific information supporting the warning (stats)
- how the situation should be addressed
Nuremberg Trials - Trials of nazi leaders charged with crimes against humanity, held in Nuremberg, Germany.

Demilitarization - Breaking down armed forces

Democratization - Process of creating a government elected by the people

- Democracies returned
- Communism faltered
- Leaders were blamed (N.T.)
- D & D in Japan
- Lives lost
- Varying roles for men and women
- Displaced people
- Hunger (angry people)

- Factories destroyed
- Infrastructure ruined
- Agriculture destroyed
- Changes in the job force
Day 2

Learning Target: What were the immediate consequences of the Japanese decision to attack Pearl Harbor.

Day 3
Learning Target: Students will understand the events that led to the end of WWII.
Day 5

Learning Target: Students will understand the varying factors that allowed for the Holocaust to occur.

Learning Target:

Students will understand the events that
brought WWII to a close.
Day 4
Students wi
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