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Chapter 19: World War Two

Unit 4:  The Twentieth Century Crisis, 1914–1945

Chapter 19: World War Two

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Academic Expectations: Historical Perspective (2.20)

Program of Studies:  SS-H-HP-S-1 (Part B) Specific Below

History Channel Video Clips, Triumph of the Will, Pearl Harbor, Enemy at the Gates, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List.

Thoughtful Ed. Activities:  Vocabulary Notebook, Web Notes, Give One Get One, Memory Box


 Students will:

SS-H-HP-U-2:   History is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause-effect relationships, tying past to present.


SS-H-HP-U-WC1:   Students will understand that: world civilizations (e.g., African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern) can be analyzed by examining significant eras (Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Exploration, Age of Revolution, Nationalism and Imperialism, Technological Age, 21st Century) to develop chronological understanding and recognize cause-effect relationships and multiple causation.


SS-H-HP-U-WC3:  Students will: each era in the history of the world has social, political and economic characteristics.


SS-H-HP-S-4.D:  Examine how nationalism, militarism, expansionism and imperialism led to conflicts (e.g., World War I, Japanese aggression in China and the Pacific, European imperialism in Africa, World War II) and the rise of totalitarian governments (e.g., Communism in Russia, Fascism in Italy, Nazism in Germany)


Learning Targets (I Can’s)


I can define demilitarized area.

I can define appeasement.  Think of a Time

I can describe the axis powers.

I can describe the Nazi invasion of Poland.

I can describe the Mukden incident.


 I can define blitzkrieg.  Mind’s Eye

I can explain the Battle of Britain.

I can explain Operation Barbarossa.

I can explain Pearl Harbor.

I can explain the invasion of Stalingrad.

I can explain the Asian Theatre.

I can describe Normandy.

I can describe the Battle for Berlin.

I can explain the atomic bombing of Japan.  Anticipatory Guides


I can analyze the Holocaust.

-SS-H-HP-S-4.d:  I can define genocide.

-SS-H-HP-S-4.d:  I can explain the Einsatzgruppen.

-SS-H-HP-S-4.d:  I can define collaborators.

-SS-H-HP-S-4.d:  I can explain Japanese policies during the war.  Mnemonics


:  I can define mobilization.

-SS-H-HP-S-4.d:  I can explain the rise of the Soviet Union as a super power.

-SS-H-HP-S-4.d:  I can define kamikaze.

-SS-H-HP-S-4.d:  I can define Cold War.

-SS-H-HP-S-4.d:  I can explain the Tehran Conference.

-SS-H-HP-S-4.d:  I can explain the Yalta Conference.

-SS-H-HP-S-4.d:  I can explain the Potsdam Conference.

-SS-H-HP-S-4.d:  I can describe the Nuremburg Trials.  Reflecting in Style