World War II

(1935 - 1945 A.D.)

World War II

$150 for 5 weeks

Teacher

Allison Bruning

Textbook

We will be using "World History: Patterns of Interaction, Student Edition Survey" by Holt McDougal. ISBN: 978-0547491127. This textbook is available on Amazon.

Homework

Homework assignments are given through Classcraft. Students will have 4 - 8 assignments per week that build from simple to complex. The homework listed below is the final assignment (complex one) for that week in Classcraft. 

Subjects

History

Ages

12 - 18  years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: Hitler's Lightening War

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify

nonaggression pact, blitzkrieg, Charles de Gaulle, Winston Churchill, Battle of Britain, Erwin Rommel, and Atlantic Charter

Students will describe under what circumstances is war justified for any country?

Students will analyze Stalin's' goals in Europe at the beginning of World War II. 

Students will examine German's geographical advances in Europe between 1939 - 1941. 

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of Winston Churchill.

Students will explain why the outcome of the Battle of Britain was important for the allies. 

Students will infer what Hitler's expectations for the Soviet campaign was based on the fact that the German armies were not prepared for the Russian winter. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 930.

2) Read pages 931 - 935 in course textbook.

Session 2: Japan's Pacific Campaign

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Isoroku Yamamoto, Pearl Harbor, Battle of Midway, Douglas MacArthur, and Battle of Guadalcanal.

Students will analyze the geographical locations of the battles during World War II in Asia and the Pacific between 1941 - 1945.

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of General Douglas MacArthur.

Students will analyze why the Americans sent their entire Pacific fleet to defend Midway Island.

Students will identify how the Pacific caused problems for the American and Japanese fleets. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 2 Assessment on page 935.

2) Read pages 936 - 939 in course textbook.

Session 3: The Holocaust

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Aryan, Holocaust, Kristallnact, ghetto, "Final Solution" and genocide. 

Students will describe the steps Hitler took to rid Germany of the Jews.

Students will analyze the Jewish resistance movements during the Holocaust. 

Students will compare the original Jewish population and the Jews killed in Poland, Soviet Union, Hungary, Romania and Germany/Austria. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 3 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 939.

2) Read pages 791 - 795 in course textbook.

3) Read about The Atomic Bomb and answer the Connect to Today questions on page 946. 

Session 4: The Allied Victory

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Dwight D. Eisenhower, Battle of Stalingrad, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge and kamikaze.

Students will describe the advantages a weaker army fighting on its home soil might have over a stronger invading army.

Students will analyze the geographical locations of the allied advances from 1942 - 1945.

Students will explain why the U.S. government propaganda tried to portray the Japanese as sinister. 

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Students will examine the geographical movements of the allies against the Germans on D-Day. 

Students will analyze the impact of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima.

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 4 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 947.

2) Read pages 948 - 951 in course textbook.

Session 5: Europe and Japan in Ruins

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Nuremberg Trials, demilitarization and democratization. 

Students will compare the cost of World War II for the Allies and Axis powers. 

Students will explain why it might have been difficult to find democratic government leaders in post-Nazi Germany. 

Students will describe the purpose and the effect of the UN's New War Crimes Tribunal.

Students will analyze how demilitarization and a revived economy would help Japan achieve democracy. 

Students will explain why the Americans chose the British system of government for the Japanese instead of the American system. 

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