Students will examine 4 documents to analyze the effectiveness of the policy of appeasement leading to World War II.
1. Quotes from Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
2. Political Cartoon
3. The Munich Pact and Map
4. 1939 New York times Headline and photo
These documents can serve as an excellent introduction to the build up of World War II. They also offer a variety of mediums on which to analyze the effectiveness of the policy of appeasement.
This product was created for a Global History classroom, so please note that none of the documents apply directly to US foreign policy although they could help to supplement an already existing lesson for a US classroom.
At the end of the product you will see an additional map and questions on the German occupation of Europe at the height of the war.