Monday March 25 - Wednesday March 27, 2013

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez

Unit 6: The Most Recent Century, 1914 - 2010
Chapter 21: Collapse & Recovery of Europe
Week at a Glance:
Mon - Dunkirk & Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor, Stalingrad, D-Day, V-Europe
Tue - The War in the Pacific; The Holocaust
Wed - Test Unit 6 - Chapter 21, part II - World War II
Learning Targets:
 •  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 

Essential Questions:
      1.   What explains the disasters that befell Europe in the first half of the twentieth century?
      2.   In what ways were the world wars a motor for change in the history of the twentieth century?
      3.   To what extent were the two world wars distinct and different conflicts, and in what ways were they related to each other? In particular, how did the First World War and its aftermath lay the foundations for World War II?
      4.   In what ways did Europe’s internal conflicts between 1914 and 1945 have global implications?

Margin Review Questions
      1.   What aspects of Europe’s nineteenth-century history contributed to the First World War?
      2.   In what ways did World War I mark new departures in the history of the twentieth century?
      3.   In what ways was the Great Depression a global phenomenon?
      4.   In what ways did fascism challenge the ideas and practices of European liberalism and democracy?
      5.   What was distinctive about the German expression of fascism? What was the basis of popular support for the Nazis?
      6.   How did Japan’s experience during the 1920s and 1930s resemble that of Germany, and how did it differ?
      7.   In what way were the origins of World War II in Asia and in Europe similar to each other? How were they different?
      8.   How did World War II differ from World War I?
      9.   How was Europe able to recover from the devastation of war?
The Motherland Calls  -  Statue commemorates the Battle of Stalingrad

Monday, March 25, 2013
Quote: "Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

1. Do Now Question: What were the two major strategic  mistakes that Hitler had in World War II?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Dunkirk/Battle of Britain/Operation Barbarossa Pearl Harbor/Stalingrad/D-Day. Strategy of World War II.
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: The Pacific War.
The D-Day Invasion on June 6, 1944 included paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division—the "Screaming Eagles"
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Quote: "Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." - Plato

1. Do Now Question: Do you believe the United States should have dropped the A-Bombs on Japan to end World War I? Why or why not? What was the strategic thinking behind Truman's decision?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Finish the Pacific War & Aftermath.
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: The Holocaust.

Mother and child, four months after the atomic bomb. Hiroshima, 1945.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Quote: "Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear." - Brian Tracy

1. Do Now: Prepare for the test.