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Wars and Hardship

World War II
Seat work Students will quietly enter the room, find your seats and discuss your three sticky notes on pages 940-947 with your row group.

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World War II
World War II, the most destructive war the world had ever seen, was fought between which years? 1939 and 1945 The Japanese attack on Hawaiis Pearl Harbor was on what date? December 7, 1941 The Nazis mass murder of six million Jews is known as: The Holocaust.
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What do you know about Hitler?

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Key Ideas
Aggression by Japan and Germany led to the outbreak of World War II.

During the war, the world learned of Hitlers campaign to murder millions of Jews and others.
The United States and the Soviet Union played key roles in the defeat of the Axis powers.

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Key Terms
World War IIwar fought between 1939 and 1945 which was the most destructive war the world had ever seen Axis powersGermany, Italy, Japan, and their allies during World War II appeasementgiving in to the demands of an aggressor in the hope of preventing war nonaggression pactagreement in which each side promises not to attack the other
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Key Terms
blitzkriegGerman term for lightning war, the German strategy of rapid assault during World War II

Holocaustthe Nazis mass murder of 6 million Jews


genocidethe deliberate extermination of an ethnic, racial, or religious group

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Aggression Leads to War


Why did Japan invade large areas of China?

How did aggression in Europe compare to activity by the Japanese military in the 1930s?
Why was Hitler able to take control of Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia so quickly?

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Describe Axis aggression in the early years of World War II.


Axis military actions before 1942

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The Tide Turns


The Japanese attack on Hawaiis Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, caused the United States to declare war on Japan. The United States and the other Allies devoted all their resources to the war effort.

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How did Americans contribute to the war effort at home?

U.S Home Front

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Turning Points in World War II


What did the American military accomplish at the Battle of Midway? What events that took place in January 1943 and June 1944 are considered to be turning points of World War II?

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The Holocaust
The Nazis mass murder of six million Jews is known as the Holocaust. The Nazis also murdered some five million others during World War II. The Nazis shipped Jews and other people to concentration camps, which were mostly located in Germany and Poland.

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Victory in the Pacific


Describe the strategy that allowed the Allies to move north to Japan. What effect did this strategy have on Allied forces?

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What were the major events of World War II, including those events that led to the war?
Also do workbook page 372 and 374 as class work, take home if necessary
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