Nationalism and World War II

Learning Goal: students will analyze the causes, events, and effects of World War II.

Standard 6: Understand the development of Western and non-Western Nationalism, industrialization and imperialism, and the significant processes and consequences of each

Standard 7: Recognize significant causes, events, figures, and consequences of the Great War period and the impact on worldwide balance of power

Assignments for this unit:

  • Students will read pages 696-732 in the text and complete the following pages in the workbook for independent practice:
  1. 254     Postwar Social Changes
  2. 256     Western Democracies Stumble
  3. 258     Fascism in Italy
  4. 260     The Soviet Union Under Stalin
  5. 262     Hitler and the Rise of Nazi Germany
  • Students will read pages 736-772 in the text and complete the following pages in the workbook for independent practice:
  1. 233     The Great War Begins
  2. 235     A New Kind of War
  3. 238    Winning the War
  4. 240     Making the Peace
  5. 242     Revolution and Civil War in Russia

Key Terminology:

Influenza, pandemic, surrealism, cubism, Jazz, functionalism, prohibition, Black Tuesday, Great Depression, The New Deal, FDR, Maginot Line, Irish Republican Army, The Easter Rising, The Weimar Republic, Mohandas Gandhi, Pan-Africanism, Civil Disobedience, Indian National Congress, Mussolini, Stalin, The Black Shirts, Egypt, Adolf Hitler, aryan, Kemal Ataturk, Five Year Plan, Command Economy, Ghana, Belgian Congo, Francisco Franco, fascism, Pablo Picasso, abstract expressionism, Nazi Party, mass communication, new economic policy, collective farms, Great Purge/Terror, authoritarianism, SS, Secret Police and The Spanish Civil War, buying on margin, Smoot-Hawley Tariff, speculation boom, Sacco and Vanzetti, Red Scare, Einstein, Relativity, Sigmund Freud

Kellog-Briand Pact, Ethiopia, appeasement, Axis Powers, Allied Powers, Munich Conference, Anti-Comitern pact, German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact, sanction, demilitarized, Winston Churchill, Blitzkrieg, Allied Powers, Charles De Gaulle, Rhineland, Pearl Harbor, Sudetenland, Siege of Leningrad, Battle of Stalingrad, Phony War, isolationist, Battle of Britain, Lend-lease act, Cash and Carry, neutrality acts, VE Day, D-Day, Final Solution, Holocaust, Anne Frank, Auschwitz, FDR, Douglas MacArthur, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Midway Highlands, genocide, Poland, United Nations, kamikaze, mobilization, island hopping, atomic bomb, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Marshall plan, Yalta, Potsdam, Bretton Woods Conference, Truman Doctrine, VJ Day, concentration camp, Nanjing, Atlantic Charter, Operation Overload, Nuremberg Trials, Bataan March, Normandy, Mary McLeod Bethune, anti-Semitism, dehumanization