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This is a graphic organizer that I created to help student remember the causes of WWII.
The teachers in my school use the acronym MANIATTA to help students remember these causes: Militarism, Alliances, Nationalism, Imperialism, Appeasement, Treaty of Versailles, Totalitarianism and Attack on Poland. I have noticed an improvement in my students' ability to remember the causes of WWII since using this graphic organizer and this acronym.
In the first two columns, the graphic organizer lists the causes of WWII (in the order of MANIATTA) and provides a definition of each term. For the 3rd column, students must explain the role of each cause (i.e. condition, event, etc) in the outbreak of WWII. They must give specific details and further explanation for each.
I provided two versions of this graphic organizer. I like to use the 2nd one because it gives students more writing space. The first version is the same but has all the causes on the same page.
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