Chapter 21—The Collapse and Recovery of Europe, 1914–1970s
• To examine the history of Europe between 1914 and the 1970s as an organic whole made up of closely interconnected parts
• To consider the repercussions of nationalism and colonialism in Europe and Japan
• To increase student awareness of the effects of the two world wars
• To help students imagine the appeal of totalitarian movements in the twentieth century
Monday March 19, 2012
Quote of the Day: "Germany has concluded a Non-Aggression Pact with Poland... We shall adhere to it unconditionally... we recognize Poland as the home of a great and nationally conscious people." - Adolf Hitler, 21st May 1935
1. Do Now Question: How did World War II differ from World War I?
2. Notes, Discussion, & Video: World War II
Tuesday March 20, 2012
Quote of the Day: "Never in the field of human conflict, has so much, been owed by so many, to so few!" - Winston Churchill, September 1940
1. Do Now Question: What motivated Germany and Italy to invade other nations and begin war?
2. Video Study: The War of the World - Episode 3 "Killing Space." How the rise of the Axis powers led to a fundamental redrawing of the world map. He pinpoints 1942 as a pivotal year, and considers how the 20th century might have unfolded had World War Two ended differently, with totalitarian regimes dividing the globe between them.
Series Summary: Controversial historian Professor Niall Ferguson argues that in the last century there were not in fact two World Wars and a Cold War, but a single Hundred Years' War. It was not nationalism that powered the conflicts of the century, but empires. It was not ideologies of class or the advent of socialism driving the century, but race. Ultimately, ethnic conflict underpinned 20th-century violence. Finally, it was not the west that triumphed as the century progressed - in fact, power slowly and steadily migrated towards the new empires of the East.
Quote of the Day: "You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you...I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle." - General Eisenhower, before the D-Day invasion began, summed up the mission of the Allies
1. Do Now Question: How did Germany, Italy, and Japan lose WWII?
2. Notes, Discussion, and Video: World War II
Friday March 23, 2012
Quote of the Day: "We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender." - Winston Churchill
1. TEST Chapter 21 Part II
Quiz on Chapter 22 on Monday!