The unit bundle, which contains 25 lessons, begins with the First World War and ends with a project on the "Acts of Terrorism" (post-AP European history exam)
This unit enables students to work in pairs and in groups with the analysis of primary sources, including on artwork, political cartoons, maps, primary and secondary readings on the First World War, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Fascism and Communism in Europe in the post-World War era, the Great Depression, the Holocaust, Cold War politics and tension, as well as on the collapse of the Soviet Union.
DBQs are also included in this unit bundle with the revised 2015 DBQ rubric for grading purposes.
Other major features in this unit include: Treaty of Versailles and its failures, the Age of Uncertainty and the rise of totalitarian regimes in Italy, Germany and the Soviet Union, the appeasement policies of France and Great Britain at Munich, the Holocaust, the Second World War propaganda posters and conferences to end the war, Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
All of the lessons are aligned with the AP European History Learning and Concept Standards as well as with the Common Core Learning Standards.