Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 6: The Most Recent Century, 1914 - 2010
Chapter 21: Collapse & Recovery of Europe
World War IIWeek at a Glance:
MON - WWII: War in Europe - Stalingrad, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge; War in the Pacific
TUE - Article on Pearl Harbor due in class at beginning; Discuss Pearl Harbor article; Pearl Harbor,
WED/THU - TEST CH 21, Part II WWII & Recovery; CCOT Prep
FRI - CCOT Prep & Introduction to CH 22 - Communism: Rise & Fall
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• 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
BIG PICTURE 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?
|HBO's The Pacific: The very best miniseries about WWII in the Pacific theater ever made.|
Monday, March 24, 2014
Quote: "Fold the worst events in your life into a narrative of triumph." - Andrew Solomon
1. DO NOW QUESTION: What were the two major strategic mistakes that Hitler had in World War II? Explain how the Axis lose WWII.
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Stalingrad, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, V-E Day: The End of the War in Europe.
3. If time, discuss Pearl Harbor.
|The destruction of Hiroshima is remembered today by the ruins that make up the Hiroshima Peace Museum.|
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Quote: "Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear." - Brian Tracy
1. DO NOW QUESTION: (Prep to turn in the article on Pearl Harbor) 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: Pearl Harbor, The Pacific Theater of War, End of War - VJ-Day
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Post War Recovery & Rebuild. The Cold War Begins.
|A "shadow" of a hand wheel on a painted wall of a gas tank. Radiant heat waves from the Hiroshima bombing burned paint anywhere that its rays were not obstructed.|
Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27, 2014
Quote: "Do not look where you fell but where you slipped." - Proverb
1. TEST CH 21, Part II: WWII & Recovery
2. CCOT Questions - Pick up and review. How much do you know about the questions right now? Map out possible thesis, evidence, and plan.
CCOT Questions for Friday, April 4, 2014:I. Analyze continuities and changes in nationalist ideology and practice in ONE of the following regions from the First World War to the present: • Middle East • Southeast Asia • Sub-Saharan Africa
II. Analyze changes and continuities in long-distance migrations in the period from 1700 to 1900. Be sure to include specific examples from at least TWO different world regions.3. Discuss CH 22: Rise & Fall of Communism
|The horrors of war struck innocent civilians during World War II, like nothing before it in history.|
Friday, March 28, 2014
Quote: "Some people skate to the puck. I skate to where the puck is going to be." - Wayne Gretzky
1. DO NOW QUESTION: What is national ideology & practice? Name 2 long-distant migrations in history from 1700 - 1900.
2. CCOT Preparation: We will work in groups to break down the CCOT prompts and prepare for the timed writing for next Friday.
3. Introduction to CH 22: Rise & Fall of Communism
Comparing Russian Revolution to French Revolution
Timed Writing CCOT next Friday