31- WWII/Cold War

 

Aim: Why is World War II called the most destructive war in human history? PPT

Why is World War II called the most destructive war in human history?

    CO: 797-804   CN: 775-780   P: 821, 830, 835-841    PIB: 925-947  PIR: 821-845

  1. Define and identify the following: a. blitzkrieg  b. Battle for Britain  c. German Luftwaffe   d. the Pact of Steel  e. The Nazi-Soviet Pact
  2. When did WWII begin?  Make a timeline of events from 1939 to 1941 that explain the outcome of WWII up until this point.
  3. Historical Research: In a paragraph explain what Operation Barbarossa was and why it is considered a major turning point in WWII?

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Aim: What Was the United States Response the Attack on Pearl Harbor? PPT

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Aim: How did U.S involvement help end World War II? PPT

 

How did U.S involvement help end World War II?

CO: 797-804   CN: 775-780   P: 821, 830, 835-841    PIB: 925-947  PIR: 821-845

  1. Identify the following: a. D-Day   b. the Atomic Bomb  c. Pearl Harbor  d. Hiroshima and Nagasaki  e. Auschwitz
  2. How did the United States become involved in World War II?
  3.  Why is D-Day considered the turning point of World War II?
  4. 4.      In your opinion, was the U.S right in dropping a-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

 Mini-Project

A. Film Analysis

One of the most horrific events of WWII was the Nazi Holocaust of Jews of Europe. Over six million Jews were tortured, experimented on and killed by the Nazis during WWII. But not all Jews perished during the Holocaust many survived to tell their tale. History is full of many documentaries that show the horrors of the Holocaust but one film truly raised the bar: Schindler’s List. For this assignment watch the movie and write an essay explaining what Oscar Schindler did, and why it was so special.

Why was the United Nations created after World War II?

CO: 809-810   CN: 791-795   P: 855, 954  PIB: 965-966, 1082-1084  PIR: 855-856, 954-955

  1. What was the purpose of the United Nations?
  2. Identify and explain the following: a. Universal Declaration of Human Rights            b. Genocide Convention  
  3. What were the Nuremberg Trials? In your opinion, were these trials necessary and fair? Explain.

 

Aim: Why did conflict develop between the U.S and the U.S.S.R after World War II? PPT

Why did conflict develop between the U.S and the U.S.S.R after World War II?

               CO: 810-813   CN: 793-795   P: 855-860    PIB: 967-970       PIR: 856-859

  1. Define and identify the following:  a. Cold War   b. the Iron Curtain   c. Containment   d. the Truman Doctrine  e. the Marshall Plan  f. Berlin Blockade  g. Berlin Airlift      h. NATO  i. Warsaw Pact
  2. The U.S and the Soviet Union were allies during WWII. Explain why conflict developed between these two countries after the war.

 

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How did the Cold War between the U.S and U.S.S.R affect the world?

 CO: 808-813, 856-857, 956-957  CN: 828-845  P: 866-879  PIB: 976-987  PIR: 860-878

  1. Identify the following: a. Nuclear arms race  b. Sputnik  c. Korean War  d. Vietnam War  e. Cuban Missile Crisis  f. Soviet invasion of Afghanistan  g. Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989  h. German reunification 1991
  2.  How did the Cold War come to an end?

 Mini-Project

  1. A.    Alternative History:

The Cuban Missile Crisis in 1963 was the closest the world has ever come to nuclear war. The conflict between the U.S and the U.S.S.R had escalated to the point of no return and JFK was able to end the conflict without war. WHAT IF he chose to a different route? WHAT IF he decided to attack the U.S.S.R and Cuba? How would the world be different? Explain your answer in a 3-5 paragraph essay.

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