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  Years of Crisis

(1919 - 1939 A.D.)

Years of Crisis

$160 per month

1 session per week


Allison Bruning




12 - 18  years old




Session 1: Postwar Uncertainty


Students will identify

Albert Einstein, theory of relativity, Sigmund Freud, existentialism, Friedrich Nietzsche, surrealism, jazz and Charles Lindbergh.

Students will develop a strategy in order to chose a new leader during the Great Depression.

Students will analyze a passage of text by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Students will describe a major trend in postwar art.

Students will summarize how the changes of the postwar years affected women.

Students will examine the geographical battles in the Russian Revolution and Civil War from 1905 - 1922 A.D.

Students will analyze the cause and effects of Two Russian Revolutions in 1917 A.D. 

Students will describe the results of the peacetime adaptations of the technology of war.

Students will analyze labor - saving devices in the United States used during this period. 


1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 901.

2) Read pages 904 - 909 in course textbook.

3) Complete the Analyzing Key Concepts Connect to Today Questions on page 901.

Session 2: A Worldwide Depression


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify coalition government, Weimer Republic, Franklin D. Roosevelt, New Deal, and Great Depression. 

Students will describe the political problems that the Weimer Republic faced.

Students will analyze investing in stocks.

Students will examine what life was like in the Great Depression.

Students will analyze a portion of Franklin Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address.


1) Complete Section 2 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 909.

2) Read pages 910 - 914 in course textbook.

Session 3: Fascism Rises in Europe


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify fascism, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Nazism, Mein Kampf, and lebensraum.

Students will analyze Fascism. 

Students will summarize the promises Mussolini made to the Italian people. 

Students will summarize the lives and historical contribution of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler.

Students will explain why Germans at first supported Hitler. 

Students will analyze the impact of fascism in Argentina.


1) Complete Section 3 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 914.

2) Read pages 915 - 919 in course textbook.

Session 4: Aggressors Invade Nations


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify appeasement, Axis Powers, Francisco Franco, isolationism, Third Reich and Munich Conference.

Students will describe the major weakness of the League of Nations. 

Students will analyze the timeline and geography of aggression in Europe, Asia and Africa from 1931 - 1939.

Students will analyze Guernica by Pablo Picasso.

Students will explain why Churchill believed Chamberlain's policy of appeasement was a defeat for the British.

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