Unit vii: world war ii
In Germany, Adolf Hitler created a fascist state that threatened the peace of Europe. Hitler renounced treaty obligations, began a rapid arms buildup, and made territorial demands on Germany's neighbors. He and the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini joined their nations in a military union. On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Britain and France, Poland's allies, declared war on Germany.
World War II Overview: John Green gives his take on WWII.
Europe after the Treaty of Versailles: Animated map showing the history of Europe from the end of World War I to the onset of World War II.
How did it Start?: Watch Mojo gives a brief summary of the lead up to war.
Which Countries Fought?: Who fought who. A good summary of the various countries involved in the fighting of WWII.
Tactics, Weapons, and Holocaust: How did WWII differ from other wars. Take a look at this video to see the impact of new technology and the genocide of WWII.
How did it End?: The Axis powers are eventually overwhelmed. Check out this Watch Mojo clip to find out how.
The Fallen Of WWII: This video
attempts to document all of the estimated 60 million people killed during World War II.
Rise of Nazi Germany: A video timeline that chronicles the rise of Nazi Germany.
D-Day: History Channel takes an in-depth look at D-Day
Pearl Harbor: See the impact of December 7, 1941 on the war in Europe.
WWII Interactive: A cool interactive site that allows you to explore the major battles and events associated with WWII.
Dictators WebQuest: An online lesson that allows students to learn more about the dictators that pushed the world in to war.
WWII in Europe: An animated map of Europe during WWII that tracks changes by the day. Watch as the Nazi empire rises and then crumbles.
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mrs. walters class resources
Document: WWII Explainer
PPT: Interwar Years and WWII
PPT: Rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party
Unit Activity: Rise of Hitler Webquest
Unit Activity: Mussolini Webquest
Document: The Path to WWII
Document: WWII Timeline