This activity is intended to help students understand and sequence significant events in World War II by analyzing primary sources. This activity can be used as a pre-assessment at the start of a World War II unit, as a formative/summative assessment before moving on to turning points, or as an end of unit review. This activity features documents related to five significant events in the war:
• German hyperinflation
• The German invasion of Poland
• The German invasion of France
• President Roosevelt’s Day of Infamy Speech
• The Holocaust
A graphic organizer and timeline are included.
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•This activity can be used as a formative assessment
•This activity can be completed individually or in pairs
•This activity works well in an interactive notebook
•This activity is compatible with the Common Core Standards
•This activity includes background information for teachers