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 - Introduction: WWII - The War Begins; Crash Course WH WWII; Pass Back FRQs; Pick up WWII Battle Plans Sheet
TUE - Quiz CH 21 Part II (World War II); Ferguson's "Killing Space" Documentary; WWII Motivations
WED/THU - Blitzkrieg; Axis Power Rises; Battle of Britain; Escalation 1941; Pearl Harbor; Stalingrad; D-Day
FRI - ALL EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE; War in the Pacific
TEST OVER WWII is next Wed/Thu
No Quiz on Monday. Pearl Harbor Article is due on Monday. Follow the directions/annotate be ready to discuss and turn it in.
|Some call it the greatest documentary of all-time. It is certainly the most forceful propaganda film in history.|
• 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?
Monday, March 17, 2014 HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY
Quote: "A best friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have."
1. DO NOW QUESTION: How is World War II different from World War I?
Pick up in front of the room: World War II Key Events & Battle Plans Sheet
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to World War II - War Begins.
Hitler’s vision of lebensraum.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Quote: "Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." - Salvador Dali
1. Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 21, Part II - World War II; Pick up Questions for Ferguson Documentary after the quiz.
2. Documentary Video: Ferguson's War of the World - Killing Space
In 1942, the 20th Century teetered on a knife-edge. It was the year when the whole world map appeared to have been redrawn by the Axis powers.
|"Motherland Calls" - Russian statue as tribute to those who fell at Stalingrad, 1942-1943.|
Wednesday, March 19 & Thursday, March 20, 2014
Quote: “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”
- Winston Churchill
1. DO NOW QUESTION: What motivated Japan, Germany, & Italy to invade other nations and begin war? Pearl Harbor Article is due on Monday. Follow the directions/annotate be ready to discuss and turn it in. Pick up the article that is due for Monday on the front table:
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: We will discuss the major battles of World War II, the progress of the war and stakes involved. (Much of the Pacific Theatre of War will be on Fri/Mon)
War Begins: Japanese Invasion of Manchuria & China, 1931, 1937; Japanese Imperialism takes complete control of Asian Pacific Rim; German Blitzkrieg, 1939-1940 - Hitler takes continent of Europe from France to RussiaQuestions for Discussion:
Battle of Britain 1940;
Escalation of War in 1941: German Invasion of USSR - Operation Barbarossa, June 1941; Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941 & Battle of Stalingrad, 1942-43; Operation Torch 1942 (Africa/Italy Invasions); Battle of Kursk (Eastern Front's D-Day Push) & D-Day June 6, 1944
US/Allies--> Push to Germany <--USSR
VE-Day: Victory in Europe, Jan. 1945
Asian Theatre of War: - Island Hopping Attacks by US/Allies against Japan.
Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Leyte Gulf, Mariana Islands, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, Okinawa - all major Pacific Battles. Brutal combat, inhospitable conditions, an enemy that would not surrender and fought to the last man for their emperor.
Aug. 6 & Aug. 9, 1945 - Atomic Bombs Dropped by US on JapanVJ-Day: Victory Against Japan, August 1945
- What were the two main mistakes that Hitler made?
- Which battles in each theater of war proved most decisive and important?
- What was the impact on civilian populations?
- Did the United States make the right decision to drop the bomb on Japan? (Was it much different than the near total destruction of many German cities throughout the course of the war?) How could you argue for the decision? How could you argue against it?
|Courage of those who came before us: Normandy's peaceful beaches of today; once hosted largest |
amphibious invasion in the history of warfare.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Quote: "Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you."
- U.S. General Dwight David Eisenhower, commander of allied troops in Europe, delivered this message to allied forces just before they embarked on the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944
**Extra Credit is Due**
1. DO NOW QUESTION: What was the attitude of Japanese leaders toward their decision to bomb Pearl Harbor and thus start a war with the United States?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: The Pacific War
3. Video with Discussion: Making of The Pacific Anatomy of a War (HBO)
Pearl Harbor Article is due on Monday. Follow the directions/annotate be ready to discuss and turn it in.
TEST OVER WWII is next Wed/Thu
No Quiz on Monday.
|The Pacific Theatre of War was brutal.|