Great activity for WWII intro and Appeasement.
Starts with a great Appeasement Anticipatory set. It is a worksheet with a scenario and it is relative to the kids lives and they understand right away.
The Guided reading talks about Acts of Aggression all over the world from Japan to Italy to Europe. It goes hand in hand with a worksheet that asks for cause/effect response for each of the acts of aggression. This is outlined in a chart for the kids.
It finally has a great closure where it reviews the causes for WWII with an acronym to help kids remember.