“The Causes of World War II “ is a introduction to the reasons why a world war broke out in 1939. The presentation consists of 100 slides, containing images, maps, charts, political cartoons, videos and more from the pre war era (1920’s to1939 ). Teacher notes and extra information are included on “note view “for many slides. “ There are slides that ask for answers and opinions from the class . This presentation was used in class, and I continually edited and improved it over time. It holds the class interest and brings up a lot of discussion. This works and keeps the kids attention.
2-3 class periods –( about 2-3 hours).
Causes examine included:
Treaty of Versailles
World Wide Depression of the 1930’s
Rise of the major dictatorships in the 1930’s
Re-armament and military buildup of the era
Events of appeasement
Teacher notes class through out the presentation-
Slides with the “teacher Notes” icon will have information-
go to Menu- VIEW- NORMAL ( all the way to the left.)
20 plus Assessment test/ quiz questions based on the slides
Political cartoons from the Era